Pollution Prevention Week

September 17-23 is being recognized across Georgia and the Nation as Pollution Prevention Week. We hope you will use this opportunity to encourage pollution prevention activities at your facility. Also, watch your inbox for an email with P2 tips for your office. We hope you’ll find our tips worth forwarding to your networks.

Fall Enrollment Now Open

Do you know anyone that may be interested in joining the Partnership Program? We are now accepting applications through October 31. If you know any potential Partners, please let us know so we can follow up and provide them with information.

Natural Leaders Awards & Partner Workshop

Register now for the 2007 Natural Leaders Awards October 16 at the Marriott Marquis. You won’t want to miss the morning workshop for Partners only to share best practices starting at 9:00 am. Too early or don’t feel like fighting traffic? We have negotiated a small block of rooms at the Marriott for Oct. 15 at a rate of $139/room. Please let us know if you would like to book one of these rooms so we can ensure that our block is sufficient. Hotel rooms in downtown Atlanta for this evening are limited due to a couple of big conventions in town, so don’t wait til the last minute to book!

Roundtable for Red & Blue Level Partners

Red and Blue Level Partners are invited to attend a Partnership Roundtable at 2:30 pm on October 16, following the Natural Leaders Awards Event at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta. To provide input on the topics for discussion with senior EPD management at this session, please contact Bill. Please RSVP for this meeting on the Natural Leaders registration page.

Calling All Red & Blue Level Applicants

If you are interested in applying to be a Red or Blue Level Partner, please plan to join our web-conference to hear a presentation and see a virtual walk thru of the P²AD application system with P²AD staff on Thursday, September 27 at 1:00 pm. During this session, we will walk through sample applications and answer any questions you may have. For more information or to register, please contact Mary.

Performance Track Teleseminar: A Climate for Change, A Time for Action

P²AD Partners are invited to Performance Track’s teleseminar on September 25 from 12-1 pm. The call will focus on how leading companies are reducing their greenhouse gas emissions through their corporate and facility actions, including increasing energy efficiency and using alternative energy sources. Speakers will include representatives from EPA, Baxter Healthcare Corp., and Johnson & Johnson. Participants must RSVP. Click here for more information.

Integrated Management Systems Course

SAI Global will offer a Fully Integrated Business Management Systems course November 8-9 at the AMA Atlanta Executive Conference Center. The course will help you leverage the integrated business management system model to maximize and sustain the creation of true business value for your organization. Click here for details.

Georgia State University Vacancy

Yellow Level Partner, Georgia State University, is looking for an Environmental Program Officer to implement and manage the campus-wide EMS. If you would like more information, click here.

Partner Spotlight – Georgia Chapter of the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials

The Georgia Chapter of the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (GACHMMs) has been a White Level Partner since Spring 2004. The Chapter was chartered in October 1994 for the purpose of providing a local source for the recognition and advancement of Hazardous Materials Managers in Environmental Health and Safety, Regulatory Compliance and Policy; Science and Technology; and Materials Handling, Emergency Response and Remediation. Any CHMM in Georgia or anybody with professional interest in hazardous material management is invited to join by visiting www.ga-achmm.org