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Speaking Proposals for the NPPR 2002 Spring Conference in Portland, Oregon

This is a reminder that proposals are due this Friday, December 7!!!
Remember, speakers can attend the conference at the reduced rate of $300 for
member speakers and $400 for non-member speakers.

Call for Speakers

If you are interested in giving a presentation at the Roundtable’s 2002
Annual Spring Conference in Portland Oregon on any of the following topics,
please submit no more than TWO PAGES describing your proposed topic,
indicating at the top of the page which track your presentation/ paper
corresponds to.  Please be sure to include your name, organization, address,
phone number, fax number and email address on the proposal.  The proposal
should include a narrative or an outline of your proposed presentation as
well as a brief biography indicating your experience in the pollution
prevention field.

Proposed presentation descriptions are due on December 7, 2001.  You will be
notified by January 8, 2002 about your status as a speaker for the Spring
Conference.  Notifications will be sent electronically whenever possible,
and a confirmation will be sent upon receipt of your proposal.  If you do
not receive a confirmation 5 business days after submission, please contact
the Roundtable.  Proposals will not be considered if they are missing the

Send proposed papers and early registration forms to:
NPPR, 11 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 201, Washington, D.C. 20036.
Phone (202) 466-P2P2   Fax (202) 466-7964
Or you can e-mail your proposal to Ericka Alonso at ealonso@p2.org.

Paper Submission Topics:

Education, Training & Learning

- Unusual or Innovative Training Methodologies to Encourage P2 (i.e.,
Affirmative Procurement, Source Reduction, etc.) in Industry and/or

- P2 in the Classroom:  Educating K-12 Schools, Colleges and in the

Environmental Management Systems

- Best Practices

- How to’s

- Prevention and ISO 14000

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

- Putting Eco-Labels to Use

- PBT-free Product Alternatives

- Private Industry Environmental Purchasing Success Stories

- Creating a Successful Environmental Purchasing Program


- New Metrics for Measuring P2 at the Facility, Community, State and
Regional Levels

- New Environmental Indicators of Progress to Replace Traditional Agency
Bean Counting

- P2 Environmental Indicators

Healthcare P2

- Hospital and Institutional P2

- P2 and Mercury Reduction

- Case Studies

Information Technology

- Web Marketing

- P2 Information Tools and Technology

- New Projects in P2 Information


- Global Partnerships focusing on P2 and Innovation

- Case Studies

- International Treaties that Impact P2 (Kyoto, Rio)

Labor and P2

- Experiences of Labor Unions with P2 in the Workplace

- Innovative Methodologies Using P2 and Occupational Safety to Increase the
Effectiveness of Environmental Health

Lean Manufacturing

- Case Studies

- Supply Chain Innovations

- Tax and regulatory Incentives Programs

Local Government

- EMS and Local Government

- Getting and Keeping Local Government P2 Program Funding

- Developing and Maintaining Local Government P2 Partnerships

- Establishing and Sustaining Political Support for Local Government P2

- Successful Local Government P2 Program Models


- P2 Legislative Initiatives

- Federal, State, and Local P2 Policies that Help Implement P2/Cleaner
Production or Sustainable Development Programs

Pollution Prevention (P2) and Energy Efficiency (E2)

- Innovative Environmental Projects Incorporating an E2/P2 Approach

- Initiatives or Policies that Lead to Sustainable E2/P2 Practices

- Pollution Prevention in Energy Production

- Green Energy: Marketing P2 in Energy Services

- Climate change challenge

Regulatory Integration and Innovation:

- Projects that Integrate P2 into Mainstream Regulatory Functions, such as
Field Inspections, Compliance Assurance, Permit Writing, Rule Development

- Projects that Integrate P2 into Regulatory Innovation Programs

- Training Activities Designed to Increase P2 Awareness Among Regulatory
Staff and Its Role in Meeting Agency Environmental Objectives

- Efforts to Integrate P2 into Agency Strategic Planning Processes, Quality
Improvement Programs, or Performance Measures

Research & Technical Papers

- Descriptions of P2 Technology Diffusion Programs (including activities
these programs have implemented that succeed in actually fostering the
adoption of P2 technologies by companies, how the success rate in technology
adoption is tracked, how these diffusion programs are organized, etc.)

- P2 Technology Diffusion Legislative Initiatives

- P2 Template Case Studies (including descriptions of applications of the P2
Template benefits how the P2 Template integrates with other state and
federal environmental technology assessment and verification activities, and
lessons learned)

- Innovative P2 Technologies

- P2 Technologies for the Automotive Supply Chain (including automotive
fabrication, automotive assembly, automotive parts and products manufacture,
refinishing and auto body repair shops)

- P2 Technologies for PBT Chemicals (e.g., Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Dioxin,
Pesticides, etc.)

Residential/ Household P2

- Promoting P2 Locally

- P2 in and Around the Home

- Yard Care & Landscaping -- Challenges to P2 Implementation

Small Business:

- Building Linkages Between Government, SBDCs, SBAPs, and TAPs

- Conducting Technical Assistance Site Visits

- Small Business Assistance Initiatives/ Proposals


- Corporate Sustainability

- Community Sustainability

- Government Initiatives in Sustainability

- Smart Growth

- Green Buildings and Architecture

- Natural Capitalism

- Sustainable Consumption

Other Topics:

- Sustainable Agriculture

- P2 Advocacy

For more information, visit:

Ericka Alonso
Program Manager
National Pollution Prevention Roundtable
11 Dupont Circle, Suite 201
Washington, DC 20036
T: 202-466-7272
F: 202-466-7964
E: ealonso@p2.org