2012 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities
“Understanding the Past and Promoting a Sustainable Future“
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
April 11-12, 2012 (Public Conference Session)
April 13, 2012 (US EPA, States, and Tribes Session)
This is a “Call for Abstracts for Oral Presentations, Posters and Electronic Demonstrations” for the National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities that will be held on April 11-13, 2012, in Washington, D.C., at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. This year’s conference will focus on pollution prevention (P2) and using Toxics Release Inventory data to promote sustainability. It will also include sessions on environmental data and conditions and trends in ecological and human health.
It is important to note that this Call for Abstracts uses a broader definition of “sustainability” which incorporates not only environmental components but also social and economic attributes. For example, sustainability may include the use of TRI data in analyzing children’s public health in a community or the use of TRI data to construct a product responsibility business model where sustainability is addressed early in the product lifecycle.
Co-sponsors of this year’s conference — The Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) and United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA)— invite you to submit an abstract for oral presentations, posters and electronic demonstrations following the theme of “Understanding the Past and Promoting a Sustainable Future.”
Abstracts will be accepted through November 19, 2011. This is your opportunity to present knowledge, share experiences, and voice expectations and aspirations related to TRI topics and your vision for a sustainable future.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Abstracts that do not fit exactly into one of the suggested topics will also be considered. Past presentations from the 2010 TRI National Training Conference can be found at http://www.chemicalright2know.org/events/past.
Abstracts should promote outreach, learning and networking among federal, state, and local government agencies, students, academic institutions, non-governmental organizations, community groups, scientists, engineers and other professionals interested in exploring the role of TRI and other environmental data in promoting sustainability. In addition to individual presentations, we encourage you to contact your colleagues and suggest ideas for dynamic and engaging panel discussions.
by November 19, 2011
If you have an idea for a topic and aren’t sure if it fits, or any other questions, please contact Caitlin Briere of U.S. EPA at firstname.lastname@example.org/202-566-1646, Bryan Shipley of ECOS at email@example.com/202-266-4928, or Angela Miller of NPPR at firstname.lastname@example.org/202-299-9701.
For up-to-date information on the Conference, please visit: http://www.chemicalright2know.org