Brown Bag Webinars
Free webinars on LCA and sustainability topics
EarthShift Global is pleased to announce a series of free sustainability 'Brown Bag' webinars. These webinars covering a wide range of topics and are delivered by leaders in their respective fields. Each webinar is held from 1-2 PM Eastern time with a presentation followed by a Q&A Session.
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LCA for Emerging Technologies
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
Time: 1:00-2:00pm ET
Presenters: Joule Bergerson, Mik Carbajales-Dale
LCA is typically undertaken ex-post on commercial (or close to commercial) technologies. Industry and funding agencies are increasingly interested in applying LCA ex-ante to systems at low technology readiness levels (TRL). However, there are some challenges to applying the LCA guidelines for such systems. This webinar presents the work of a group of researchers collaborating in on these challenges.
Joule Bergerson is an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary's Schulich School of Engineering, the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Energy Technology Assessment and a member of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
Mik Carbajales-Dale heads the Energy-Economy-Environment (E3) Systems Analysis group at Clemson University. His research focuses on the long-term, large-scale evolution and dynamics of the energy-economy system, especially how development of energy resources affects social development and the effects of a future transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy technologies.
Impacts of Plastic Litter in LCA: Developments & New Findings
Date: POSTPONED - new date and registration link to be provided as soon as available
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm ET
Presenter: Anne-Marie Boulay, Assistant Professor at Polytechnique Montreal
The presentation will show the updates of the working group MarILCA on impact pathway modelling, specially the new developments regarding the modelling of microplastic emissions characterization factors (CF) for the aquatic and marine environment, and give examples of their application in case studies.
Professor Boulay is Assistant Professor at Polytechnique Montreal and co-directs the International Life Cycle Consortium of the CIRAIG, an international research partnership between Polytechnique Montreal and UQAM in Canada; and EPFL and HES-SO in Switzerland. She coordinated the WULCA working group to build consensus into achieving a harmonized method for assessing water use in LCA and is a co-founder and co-chair of the MarILCA (Marine Impacts in LCA) international working group supported by UNEP Life Cycle Initiative and FSLCI, leading the development of metrics to assess impacts for plastic emissions in the environment.
Past Brown Bag Webinars:
You can access recordings of prior webinars on the EarthShift Global Official YouTube channel and via the links provided below.
Circular Design in Electronics Industry w/ Karsten Schischke
Advancing SMART Futures for Global Sustainability
Five Misperceptions Surrounding the Environmental Impacts of Single-Use Plastic
CELAVI Framework: Current & Future Capabilities & Applications
Using Planetary Boundaries with LCA for Absolute Sustainability Assessment and Target-setting
Sustainability Focused Innovation
Why Do I Need A Critical Review
LCA Study of the Substitution Policy in Colombia
Paths to Carbon Neutrality Panel Discussion featuring: Navitas Semiconductor, Interface, HP Inc.
Sustainable Water Mgmt for Decarbonizing Fossil Power Gen by Tim Skone, DOE
Anticipatory LCA Approach to Improve Climate from Emerging Carbon Capture and Utilization Technologies: NREL
HP Taking LCA One Step Further by Tom Etheridge
Balancing Creativity & Data, Making Sustainability Easier: TrueNorth Collective
Packaging LCA in the Automotive Industry: Cummins
Gaining Traction with your Sustainability Initiative: WholeWorks
Tackling the Plastic Pollution Crisis: WWF
Circularity for Packaging - Past, Present and Future: PTIS
Reconciling Values and Facts in Comparative LCA by Valentina Prado
Apportionment Lowering Energy Investments: Eastman Energy
LCA of an Innovative Shelf Life Extension Technology: Apeel Sciences
LCA In the Sub-National Context: Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality
Ice Core Tales of Climate Change from Opposite Ends of Earth: UNH EOS
Earth Stories & Why They Matter
Communicating Sustainability Using Storytelling
Lifecycle of Building Materials & Other Embodied Carbon: Thornton Tomasetti
Environmental Impacts of Alluvial Gold Mining, Peruvian Amazon: PELCAN
The Financial Case for High Performance Buildings: stok
LCA and Biomimicry: Arizona State University
CO2 Sequestration by Methane Eating Bacteria: Stanford University
Anticipatory LCA Explorative Comparative Design with Lise Laurin
Anticipatory LCA 101 with Valentina Prado
Eliminating the Idea of Waste with TerraCycle
Can We Reverse Climate Change: Interface
Goals & Tools to Drive Sustainability: Dow
Sustainability Services: Waste Management