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2019 Annual Waste Conference


Please join us at the

2019 Annual A&WMA Waste Conference

Save the date for the most engaging Waste Conference you’ll attend all year!

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Union League Club

A&WMA Lake Michigan States Section’s 2019 Annual Waste Conference is the chance for environmental professionals to convene, connect and collaborate on top waste issues facing industry. Please join us to explore and learn about the current state of critical issues related to a wide range of topics focused on managing waste materials. We are pleased to announce that Cathy Stepp, Regional Administrator, USEPA Region 5 will be the keynote luncheon speaker this year. The day will include sessions covering:
  • Sustainability and Materials Management – Impact on Industry
  • Hazardous Waste Power Hour
  • State Regulators Update – IL, IN, MI & WI
  • Technical, Regulatory, and Legal Issues Associated with the Use of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
  • EPA Enforcement Case Study
New this year will be a Young Professional’s breakout session titled “Project Management for an Environmental Waste Audit.” (more…)

EPA, USDA, and FDA Unveil Formal Strategy to Reduce Food Waste, Bring State and Local Partners Together to Increase Collaboration

(4/12/2019) This week, as part of the Trump Administration’s Winning on Reducing Food Waste Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the release of a federal interagency strategy to address food waste. The agencies held an event at EPA headquarters on April 9th to hear from state, local and community leaders and other stakeholders on how all levels of government can work together to reduce food waste.  More details.

2019 Stephen Rothblatt Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

For the ninth consecutive year, the Air & Waste Management Association Lake Michigan States Section (A&WMA-LMSS) will again be awarding a graduate student scholarship in memory of Mr. Stephen H. Rothblatt.  Mr. Rothblatt was a longtime supporter and contributor to the A&WMA-LMSS, including serving as Chairman of the Board from 1987-1988.  In his professional capacity, Mr. Rothblatt was the Director of the Air and Radiation Division at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5, in Chicago, Illinois.

This year, A&WMA-LMSS will be awarding one scholarship for the 2019/2020 academic year to a graduate student studying in the field of environmental studies at an institution of higher learning located within the service region of the A&WMA-LMSS.  The scholarship will be valued at $1,500.00.  This could include students studying in the department of environmental engineering, environmental science, meteorology, geology, etc.  The goal of the scholarship is to ensure adequate human resources and to improve knowledge and skills in the fields of air and waste management.  We are currently seeking applicants for this scholarship.

Please share this scholarship opportunity with your environmental graduate students.  Application information is attached or can be found on our website at https://lmawma.org/rothblatt-application-information/

We respectfully request that you provide us with the appropriate contacts within your academic institution so that we may reach as many students as possible.  If you have any questions about the program or the benefits and services of the Association, please contact me at djacobso@illinois.edu, or 630-472-5019.

Thank you to the 2018 Annual Air Conference exhibitors for their support.