Calendar of Events

EMS In Depth Workshop

August 1 2018 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m

“EMS In Depth: Aspects/Impacts, Objectives/Targets and Internal Audits” Workshop

Hosted by Iowa DNR P2 Program

Where: Stoney Creek Inn Located off Interstate 80, Exit 129 5291 Stoney Creek Court Johnston, IA 50131

Cost: $135 (includes lunch)

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 expert support in the development and continuous improvement of your environmental management system.

“EMS In Depth: A/I, O/T and Internal Audits” will be focused on addressing some of the key foundational elements of your EMS. In the morning we will cover the successful identification of effective Aspects & Impacts and Objectives & Targets. In the afternoon we will cover the importance of the Internal Audit, including preparation, execution, and examples. Bring examples of your own successful EMS strategies as well as all your questions. There will be dedicated workshop time for open discussion to share your examples and get tips on how to improve your organization’s EMS.

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.


Midwest Food Recovery Summit

September 11 2018 |

Last year, this event welcomed over 130 attendees from 18 states and even Ontario, Canada to become the first event of its scale to be held in the Midwest that was comprehensive across all facets of food waste reduction, recovery and recycling.  And we're doing it again in 2018!

Join us for two-and-a-half days of plenary discussions, breakout sessions, special events, networking, and more in Downtown Des Moines, IA. 

Who Should Attend?

  • Biodigestors
  • Composting facilities and landfills
  • Haulers
  • Food rescue organizations
  • Equipment manufacturers
  • Federal, state and local government employees
  • Retail food stores
  • Food establishments
  • K-12 schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Consultants


700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa

Growing Sustainable Communities Conference

October 2 2018 |

IWRC Waste Reduction Specialist, Jennifer Trent will be speaking at the 11th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference.

From the Growing Sustainable Communities website...

"Hosted by the City of Dubuque, Iowa and Sustainable City Network, the Growing Sustainable Communities Conference is the largest and longest standing sustainability conference in the Midwest and will be held again this year. The 11th annual conference will be two days of education, inspiration and collaboration on topics of interest to anyone who cares about creating great towns and cities that stand the test of time."


500 Bell Street 
Dubuque, Iowa

Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference

October 8 2018 |

Our specialists and staff will be exhibiting at the Iowa Recycling and Solid Waste Management Conference coming up in October. We have always been involved in this great conference, and we are very excited to go back,

From the event Facebook page...

"This three-day event is the premier recycling and solid waste conference in Iowa, bringing together nearly 300 professionals for education, training, a trade show, tours, networking and professional development."


One Arena Way
Council Bluffs, IA