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February – March 2019

Feb
25
Mon
SWANApalooza 2019 – Building the Future @ Hynes Convention Center
Feb 25 @ 7:00 am – Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm

On the heels of heightened recycling contamination standards, single-use plastic reduction efforts, and overall pushes for sustainable social and business practices, the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) launches SWANApalooza 2019, the premier technical gathering for professionals to explore environmental solutions for integrated solid waste management, coming to Boston, Massachusetts from February 25–28.

Its first time held in New England, SWANApalooza will focus on “Building the Future,” offering an inaugural view of the future of solid waste management through the lens of public sector entities, private companies, and consultants in the area. Boston offers a premier backdrop for the event, leading the charge in zero waste initiatives and serving as an example for cities in the Northeast and across the country for environmental priorities.

At SWANApalooza, explore opportunities for domestic recycling, marine litter initiatives, landfill technical operations, and safety best practices with experts, government officials and top professionals from a range of industry areas. Gain entirely new perspectives, embrace industry progress, and discover the future of solid waste and recycling at SWANApalooza in Boston!

Register today with promo code MMA100 for $100 off!

Offer valid through February 2, 2019.

REGISTRATION & INFORMATION

This year’s SWANApalooza hosting chapter is SWANA Southern New England. For information on the Extended Producer Responsibility Summit, or the Chapter Party, both offered by SNE SWANA, please follow this link.

EBC PCB and Emerging Contaminants Subcommittee Program Planning Luncheon @ Clean Harbors -
Feb 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Please join EBC for a program planning luncheon of the EBC PCB and Emerging Contaminants Subcommittee on Monday, February 25, 2019. The purpose of this meeting is to develop and plan PCB, TSCA, and Emerging Contaminants programs and topic-specific committee meetings for the following six months. This meeting includes lunch. Please be sure to specify any dietary restrictions when registering to attend.

Find out more about the EBC PCB & Emerging Contaminants Subcommittee.

EBC Members interested in participating and becoming more involved in the EBC PCB and Emerging Contaminants Subcommittee are welcome to attend. Once registered, make every attempt to attend this meeting in-person. Program planning is more successful when there is high in-person attendance.

EBC Member Registration

This is an EBC member only event.  If you are a non-member and are interested in participating in this meeting, please call or email the Environmental Business Council.
Email: ebc@ebcne.org
Phone: 617-505-1818

Please register in advance.

Feb
26
Tue
EBC Climate Change Program: The Challenge of Designing Systems for an Uncertain Climate Future @ Pierce Atwood LLP
Feb 26 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

This EBC Climate Change program explores the design and liability issues associated with designing resilient systems that are able to withstand increased demands due to climate change impacts. Traditionally, design professionals rely on historical data to design systems that have a 50 to 100 year timeframe. Due to the impacts of climate change, historical data may not be the appropriate basis of design for future systems. This EBC program will explore the dilemma that design professionals have in designing systems with uncertain design parameters. It will also explore the potential exposures and liabilities associated with designing for an uncertain future.

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Ample time is provided for discussion with program speakers during the moderated panel discussion.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Program Chair:

  • Scott Turner, Director of Planning, Nitsch Engineering

Speakers:

  • Sandy Brock, Chief Engineer, Nitsch Engineering
  • Chad Cox, Civil Engineer & Senior Principal, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.
  • Barbara Landau, Counsel, Noble, Wickersham & Heart LLP
  • Deanna Moran, Director, Conservation Law Foundation Massachusetts
  • Ellen Watts, President & Co-Founder, Architerra, Inc.

Program Details

Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through February 12 Through February 22 After February 22
EBC Member: $100 $120 $140
Non-Member: $145 $165 $185
Government/Non-Profit: $50 $50 $50

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, February 25. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

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Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.

Feb
27
Wed
EBC Professional Development Program: Project Management for the Ascending Professional – An Advanced Introduction @ Aon Risk Services Northeast, Inc.
Feb 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Are you starting as an Associate, Engineer, or Scientist and want to receive tips or advice on how to manage your workload? Curious as to what makes a project succeed and what makes a project fail? What are the qualities and traits that make a successful project manager? Join the EBC Ascending Professionals Committee for an evening program focused on the do’s and don’ts of project management. In this presentation, you will learn the basics of proper project management, as well as pitfalls that should be avoided. A panel of three project management experts will each provide a brief presentation of their experience with success stories and stumbling blocks of project management. A Q&A session with the attendees and speakers will follow the presentations.

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Program Co-Chairs:

  • Vin Gandolfo, Associate Broker, Environmental Practice, Aon Risk Services Northeast, Inc.
  • Rishabh Iyer, Project Engineer IV, TRC Environmental
  • Jessica Yeager, Senior Engineer, Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.

Speakers:

  • Christopher Demas, Director of Risk Control Services, Northeast, Aon Construction Services Group, Project Solutions
  • Christopher McDermott, Office Practice Lead – Boston, TRC Environmental
  • Valerie Moore, Associate, Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP

Following the Speaker Presentations will be ample time for Q&A.

Event Details

Registration, Appetizers: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Program: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Individual Registration

Registration: $15

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 25 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

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Mar
1
Fri
The ‘R’ Word: Retreat, Relocation and Climate Resilience @ UMass Club -
Mar 1 @ 7:15 am – 11:45 am



Adaptation to climate change has emerged as an essential and permanent topic for professional, academic, government and public discussion.

Civil engineers, architects, building owners, real estate investors, insurers, planners, environmental regulators, transportation providers, emergency responders, public health providers, and many others are grappling with how to incorporate the evident need for adaptation and resilience into much of what they do. Academia is also deepening its involvement with this most important and fascinating set of public policy issues.

The growing body of experience and expertise in adaptation is not widely appreciated either within or across the traditional silos that define professions, disciplines and practices. At the same time, there is no regular, ongoing opportunity for adaptation professionals from various fields to meet in Boston to cross-pollinate ideas and share solutions to common problems.

The Environmental Business Council of New England (EBC) and the Sustainable Solutions Lab at the University of Massachusetts Boston have collaborated to establish a quarterly series of half-day Climate Adaptation Forums that will provide cutting-edge thought leadership on adaptation to climate change for environmental and energy professionals, policy makers, municipal officials, NGOs, and practitioners.

These quarterly forums will address everything from infrastructure and design solutions to communication challenges and barriers to implementation to policy solutions to the nexus of climate and equity. Local, national and global speakers will represent forward-thinking institutions, global firms, academia, government and other high level practitioners. Join the ever-growing group of professionals working to address the challenge of climate change adaptation and resiliency at the quarterly forums.

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Upcoming Forum: The ‘R’ Word: Retreat, Relocation and Climate Resilience

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Climate adaptation efforts are often focused on armoring the built environment against climate risks. But given dire climate projections and the costs associated with retrofits and rebuilding, retreat and relocation should be part of the conversation as well. Join the Climate Adaptation Forum for a discussion about retreat, relocation, and climate resilience. Speakers will touch on the financial, legal and human hurdles to retreat. We will hear stories from around the country of communities and individuals that have successfully moved or are currently grappling with the need to relocate due to climate change and sea level rise.

As with past Forums, there will be sufficient of time for audience engagement during the moderated discussion with the speakers.

Forum Co-Chairs

  • Nasser Brahim, Technical Leader, Kleinfelder
  • Jason Hellendrung, ASLA, PLA, Vice President, Planning and Design, Tetra Tech
  • Deanna Moran, Director of Environmental Planning, Conservation Law Foundation

Speakers

  • Robert S. Young, Director, Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, Western Carolina University – Link to Bio
  • Carri Hulet, Senior Associate, Consensus Building Institute; Climigration Network – Link to Bio
  • Katie Spidalieri, Institute Associate, Georgetown Climate Center – Link to Bio
  • Rosetta S. Elkin, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design – Link to Bio
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Managed Retreat Workshop: Legal and Policy Tools for States and Local Communities @ UMass Club -
Mar 1 @ 1:45 pm – 4:30 pm




Organized by the Georgetown Climate Center (GCC) and the Climate Adaptation Forum, this workshop will offer participants the opportunity to engage in a facilitated discussion on managed retreat (i.e. relocating development from vulnerable coastal areas) and the legal and policy considerations impacting land-use decisions and human and natural resources movements in response to sea-level rise.

Participants will share their own work and learn from other experts across disciplines confronting questions about managed retreat as one strategy for adapting to rising seas and increased flooding. In addition, participants will have an opportunity to inform ongoing work by the GCC to create an online Managed Retreat Toolkit which is being designed to support state and local government decisions about how to adapt to rising sea levels (forthcoming in Fall 2019).

Don’t miss the Climate Adaptation Forum – The ‘R’ Word: Retreat, Relocation and Climate Resilience – the morning of March 1. Click here for more details.

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Mar
5
Tue
EBC Rhode Island & RISEP Leadership Program: Environmental, Energy and Climate Leadership & Legislative Briefing @ RI Department of Environmental Management - Room 300 -
Mar 5 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

Thank you to our Collaborating Organization

This EBC Rhode Island program will provide updates and insights into Rhode Island’s environmental, resiliency, and energy program developments and budgets and priorities for 2019 and beyond. Featured speakers include the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit, Office of Energy Resources Commissioner Carol Grant and Rhode Island’s Chief Resiliency Officer, Shaun O’Rourke.

Issues to be discussed by Director Coit and Commissioner Grant include:

  • Climate Change Preparedness and Resiliency
  • Renewable Energy
  • Stormwater Management
  • Enforcement
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Natural Gas Pipeline Expansions
  • Coastal Erosion
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Urban Soils
  • Organics Management
  • Power Sector Transformation
  • Dredging and Ports & Harbors
  • Site Remediation and Brownfields

There will be adequate time for Q & A from the audience.

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Program Chair and Moderator

  • Christian F. Capizzo, Counsel, Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP

Speakers:

  • Janet Coit, Director, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
  • Carol Grant, Commissioner, Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources
  • Christopher Kearns, Legislative Liaison, Renewable Program, Energy Policy, Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources
  • Shaun O’Rourke, Chief Resilience Officer, State of Rhode Island

Program Details

Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through March 1 After March 1
EBC Member: $80 $100
RISEP Member: $80 $100
Non-Member: $100 $120
Government/Non-Profit: $25 $25

Group Registration
For EBC & RISEP Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

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Subsidized Registration

EBC & RISEP Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.

Mar
6
Wed
EBC Ascending Professionals Program: Health and Safety on Remediation Sites – An Advanced Introduction @ VHB
Mar 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thank you to our Collaborating Organization

Please join the EBC Ascending Professionals Committee and the LSPA Emerging Professionals Committee for an evening program that will focus on health and safety on remediation sites. This program aims to provide a practical overview of various topics within health and safety from ascending professionals peers and seasoned industry veterans. Both contractor and consultant/engineer perspectives will be discussed. Attendees will leave the program with applicable knowledge for their next visit to the field. Ample time for question and answers will be available during the moderated discussion following presentations.

Program Chair & Moderator:

  • Max Forsythe, Business Development Manager, National Response Corporation (NRC)

Speakers:

  • Josh Fontaine, Project Environmental Specialist, Golder Asssociates, Inc.
  • Mark Theriot, HSEQ Manager, NRC
  • Additional speakers to be announced shortly.

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by Max Forsythe of NRC.

Event Details

Registration, Appetizers: 5:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Program: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Individual Registration

Registration: $15

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

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Mar
12
Tue
EBC New Hampshire Program: Non-wire Alternatives for the Electric Grid @ Eversource Energy
Mar 12 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

When one thinks about maintaining a reliable and functional power-grid, the typical image is adding or upgrading power plants, transmission lines, and substations. However, there’s another angle to consider. Non-wire alternatives are utility system improvements and operating practices that reduce the load on the grid, maintain capacity, and improve grid reliability local to where electricity is actually used. Such concepts include energy efficiency, battery storage, demand-response, distributed generation, microgrids, advanced metering infrastructure, time-of-use rates that help shape behavior, net-metering rules, and more.

New Hampshire’s regulatory authorities and grid managers allow for and encourage each of these strategies, balancing benefits, costs, and risks against traditional power upgrades through least-cost planning. With presentations from industry experts, attendees to this EBC New Hampshire Energy program will learn about the various approaches in New Hampshire, the regulatory and legislative rules to their use, and the ultimate benefit to consumers; reliable power at lower rates.

Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (3.5 training contact hours). Please select this option during registration if you wish to receive a certificate.

Program Chair:

  • Matthew Christie, Associate Director – Advanced Energy, TRC

Speakers:

  • Michael Behrmann, Director of Business Development, Clean Energy New Hampshire
  • Additional speakers to be announced shortly.

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Panel Discussion moderated by Alexander Tang, Project Manager at TRC.

Program Details

Registration, Continental Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Individual Registration

If registration occurs  ——–> Through March 8 After March 8
EBC Member: $80 $100
Non-Member: $100 $120
Government/Non-Profit: $25 $25

Group Registration
For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 8 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 11. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

REGISTER NOW SPONSOR THIS EVENT

Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $25
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $25
For attendees currently seeking employment, not for those currently self-employed.

Mar
13
Wed
EBC New Hampshire Ascending Professionals Program: Environmental Data Collection and Management @ McLane Middleton
Mar 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor

This EBC New Hampshire Ascending Professionals program will provide an in-depth look at the flow of data from the field to the desks of decision-makers in the environmental consulting industry. A panel of professionals in the fields of GIS, laboratory management, and data analytics will describe their day-to-day jobs and the interaction between field data collection, data evaluation, and client deliverables.

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Program Co-Chairs:

  • Heidi Caprood, Project Manager, Sanborn Head & Associates, Inc.
  • Sarah Leidinger, GIS Mapping Technician, Golder Associates, Inc.
  • Maureen Madray, Data Analyst & Fisheries Scientist, Normandeau Associates, Inc.

Speakers:

  • Jennie Byron, Senior Project GIS Lead, Golder Associates, Inc.
  • Jennifer Laramie, Account Manager, Eastern Analytical
  • Maureen Madray, Data Analyst & Fisheries Scientist, Normandeau Associates, Inc.

Following the Speaker Presentations will be a Moderated Discussion.

Event Details

Registration, Appetizers: 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Program: 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Individual Registration

Registration: $15

Fine Print
Cancellations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 11 for a refund. No-shows will be charged. Please keep in mind that online registration for this program will close at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13. Walk-in registration is accepted at the door.

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