Calendar of Events

School Nutrition Association National Conference

July 9 2017 | All Day

We're excited to share that Jenny Trent has been asked to speak at the School Nutrition Association's National conference taking place in Atlanta. 

Be sure to catch her during the Reducing Food Waste Education Session.

Reducing Food Waste 
Sunday 2:15-3:15 pm; Key Area 3

Wasted food = wasted money. This session will cover ways to reduce the amount of food that is wasted both in the back and front of the house, including maximizing the shelf life of fresh produce, best practices for fresh-made and scratch cooking, better portion-control measures, share tables for kids to deposit uneaten items, and using software to better plan and track meals.

EMS in Depth: Nonconformity, Corrective & Preventive Actions and Transitioning your EMS to the 2015 standard

July 19 2017 | 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Since 2014, Pollution Prevention Services has hosted 1-day “EMS In Depth” workshops for Iowa environmental professionals. Due to popular demand this workshop series continues and offers another step in the development of your environmental management system.

“EMS In Depth: Nonconformity, Corrective & Preventive Actions and Transitioning your ISO EMS to the 2015 Standard” will be focused on addressing nonconformity issues including developing corrective and preventative actions. This workshop will also provide information and direction related to successfully transitioning your ISO EMS to the new 2015 standard. Future workshops in the EMS In Depth series will focus on other identified portions of the EMS process which are determined in part on attendee feedback and requests.

Leading the workshop will be Cory Sander of PSARA Technologies, Inc. Cory has led our previous EMS In Depth workshops and has extensive experience developing, implementing, and maintaining ISO 14001 and other EMS for numerous organizations including Honda, Ford, BNSF Railway, the City of Columbus, and Iowa DNR.

July 19, 2016

Courtyard by Marriott
Located off Interstate 35 Exit 90
2405 SE Creekview Drive
Ankeny, IA 50021

9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.

$135 (includes lunch)

A workshop flyer, agenda and registration form will soon be available at the link below. You can find presentations from the previous “EMS In Depth” workshops and are other P2 workshops here P2 Workshops.

Join us on July 19th as we learn from Cory and each other how to develop and continuously improve our EMS!

Due to reduced outside program funding, the registration for this workshop reflects the full cost of the workshop facility and the presenter. As with all workshops in this series, we hope that this workshop will continue to exceed attendee expectations while providing excellent value.

Midwest Food Recovery Summit

September 6 2017 | All Day

The Midwest Food Recovery Summit's purpose is to provide you with the education, insight and connections needed to help ensure food is used as it's meant to be - as a resource. Focusing on all sources and all uses from source reduction and donation to feeding animals, industrial uses and compost.

Speakers from all over the country will showcase what's working and what still needs work. 

Join us for (inspiring keynotes, educational breakout sessions, networking opportunities, workshops) throughout the entire summit.

Who you can expect to hear from, meet and see:

  • Biodigestors
  • Composting facilities
  • Haulers
  • Food rescue organizations
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Regulatory entities
  • Retail food stores
  • Food establishments

Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference

October 2 2017 | All Day

We are excited to be joining the Iowa Recycling Association and Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations at their 2017 conference!

October 2-4, 2017

Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
Coralville, IA