Free Brown Bag Webinars, Hosted by EarthShift Global
Many thanks for attending our Spring sustainability webinars. . .
we will return in the Fall with other insightful presentations. Enjoy your summer!
Enjoy Your Lunch Break With Us, Our Brown Bag Webinars are Back!
If you’re an LCA practitioner (technical), student, researcher, or a sustainability director, sustainability consultant, or a packaging and product designer, please bookmark this page and look for our emails to alert you on new webinar topics.
Brown Bag Webinars, Follow the Link Below to Read a Full Description:
- April 19 — How Technology Democratized Sustainable Business Practices,
Presenter: John Rooks, CEO of RAPPORT
- May 11 — How Sound Can Help Monitor Our Environment,
Presenter: Kristen Bellisario, Research Assistant at Purdue University
- June 2 — Evaluating Complex Decisions using GIS,
Presenter: John Cirucci, Geospatial Scientist and Process Technologist at Spatial Analytics
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April 19, Tuesday at 1 PM, EST
How Technology Democratized Sustainable Business Practices
Several new pressures are driving small and mid-sized businesses to track their environmental footprint.
- Financial Pressures: Reduce operating costs, increase profit
- Market Pressures: Customer demand for data, competitive edge
- Social Pressures: The right thing to do
Until now, most sustainability reporting platforms designed to help track, reduce and disclose environmental impact data have been financially out of reach. John Rooks, Co-founder of Rapport, is on a mission to democratize sustainability for millions of small and mid-sized business.
Join John as he discusses the challenges and opportunities for tracking your company’s environmental impact, provide insights into the state of managing environmental data, and demonstrate the Rapport platform. With his down-to-earth sense of humor, John easily blends theory and practice into fun, digestible nuggets of information.
May 11, Wednesday at 1 PM, EST
How Sound Can Help Monitor Our Environment
The Wilderness Act of 1964 expedited a paradigm shift in how we value and appreciate nature. Viewing beautiful scenery is how many people enjoy and participate in the natural world but, our planet’s acoustic heritage is a remarkable treasure that has yet to attain the equality of visual primacy. Soundscapes are sounds that connect us to a place — in nature, in our backyards, and in urban areas.View Recording
Like a marriage of music and math, Kristen Bellisario's work is a refreshing and transformative approach to understanding ecological changes through computational analysis of the natural acoustic environment.
— John Cirucci, Spatial Analytics
Kristen is shown here in the field. Outside the lab, she spends time with her children and family — hiking and experiencing the beautiful American landscapes — and playing her flute.
June 2, Thursday at 1 PM, EST
Many decisions require consideration of geographic data, and always do so when the objective is the selection of a location. Some common examples are siting manufacturing facilities and warehouses, routing shipments of goods, selecting source locations for process raw materials, or establishing waste management facility locations.
Evaluating Complex Decisions using GIS
Multiple criteria decision analysis, or “MCDA,” is an effective means to address complex decisions that often have multiple stakeholders with conflicting valuation of economic, environmental and social factors. There is a growing field representing the intersection of geographic information systems (GIS) and MCDA disciplines.
This webinar will provide an overview on GIS-based MCDA and will examine a case study in evaluating waste transfer station site decisions.
Presenter: John Cirucci, Geospatial Scientist and Process Technologist at Spatial Analytics, focused on Sustainability, Data Visualization, Geospatial Analysis
Connect with John on LinkedIn
More Brown Bag Webinars Coming in the Fall…
About Our Webinars
The Brown Bag Webinar series began with Lise Laurin, when she was the founder of EarthShift, "I conceived the brown bag webinar series at a conference when I heard a number of practical and inspirational talks that I wished all EarthShift employees could hear. When I thought about it again, I knew these talks would also be beneficial for many of our clients and associates. By having the webinars around lunch time, we can offer everyone the chance to participate and learn something new and useful while eating lunch," says Laurin.