Webinar: Driving Change with the Story of Stuff’s Annie Leonard
Materials Management through Sustainable Consumption Webinar Series.
EPA’s Materials Management through Sustainable Consumption Webinar Series is designed to provide examples of communities around the US and internationally who are reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and creating more sustainable patterns of consumption in their communities. This webinar series focuses on helping regulators and environmental management experts share information about existing research, programs and practices. It also shares perspectives from citizens and businesses. This information supports communities seeking to reduce their GHG emissions, wastes and other environmental impacts through a focus on sustainable consumption. Sustainable consumption can improve source reduction, an important opportunities for communities. Source reduction minimizes the quantity and toxicity of materials that later need to be disposed of and is identified under RCRA as a key strategy for achieving our environmental goals. Source reduction also helps to reduce GHG emissions, which are regulated pollutants under the Clean Air Act. EPA recently released a report, Opportunities to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Materials and Land Management Practices (PDF) (98pp, 1.5MB), showing that over 40 percent of the GHG emissions in the U.S. can be attributed to the life-cycle impacts associated with the manufacture, distribution, sale, use and disposal of the goods and food we consume.
September 10, 2013: Driving Change with the Story of Stuff’s Annie Leonard.
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