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May 2019
Sustainability News and Views Newsletter


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Free Webinar: The Financial Case for High Performance Buildings

Thursday, May 30, 2019 @ 1:00 pm EDT

An organization’s physical spaces – offices, retail stores, etc. – play a critical role in occupants’ wellbeing. Sustainable and healthy design strategies can transform buildings into tools for enhanced employee engagement and wellness, improved productivity and experience, and greater values-alignment. And now new, cutting-edge industry research compiling studies from over the past 4 decades makes the staggering business case for high performance buildings that integrate these sustainable and healthy design strategies.

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Our Journey with BioGals – Creating a Non-Profit to Build Waste-to-Energy Systems in Central America
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As fellows of the National Science Foundation's Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship, Dr. Shakira Hobbs and Evvan Morton were awarded funding to complete a collaborative research project. Their shared passion for increasing sustainability in developing countries led them to do their research project in Sittee River, Belize. The ongoing project uses anaerobic digestion as a sustainable waste management strategy to reduce the village’s traditional methods of burning waste, burying it, or throwing it into the river. Anaerobic digestion converts organic waste into biogas that can be used for cooking and generating electricity. 

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Circularity Notes of Interest

Image for Circularity: old washer in a stone wall.Many of our readers are interested in the Circular Economy and what’s happening in that area. We thought we’d share a few things that are happening now:

ISO Standards Development: A new ISO standard on the Circular Economy is in the works.

1st Circular Economy Barcamp in Berlin: Though we’d rather you join us at ISSST in Portland that week, the Circular Economy Barcamp is happening June 24th 

And while the concept of the Circular Economy has it’s draw, don’t forget the first two of the R’s—Reduction and direct Reuse are our best ways to reduce our impacts. 

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Sustainability Classes

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Upcoming Sustainability Training Courses

FREE Impact Assessment Course, available in (PDF)

On Site 

May 14, 2019   Sustainability (S-ROI) Facilitation Workshop 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EDT in Portsmouth, NH

July 11, 2019   Intro to Life Cycle Assessment 9:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT in Portsmouth, NH


May 15-16, 2019   Interpretation 10:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT (17:00-20:00 UTC)

June 4-5, 2019   Sustainability In Package Design 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm EDT (17:00-20:00 UTC)

June 12, 2019   Intro to Sustainability Assessment 10:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT (17:00-20:00 UTC)

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Other Classes That May Interest You:

June 3-7, 2019, 3rd official USEtox PhD Summer School, hosted at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore - organized as PhD course by Technical University of Denmark and NTU Food Technology Centre. Participants work on their own cases to characterize human and ecotoxicity impacts of chemical emissions, but will also learn about near-field exposure and how to apply USEtox in various application fields. Registration open now! Read more on

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