Please join us for our next AWMA lunch meeting, a joint meeting hosted by the Rocky Mountain States Section and the upper Midwest Section. Our topic will be “Sustainable Waste Management from an ESG Perspective.”
The meeting will be held virtually via Teams from 11:00 AM-1PM (Mountain Time), on Wednesday, July 13th.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria are increasingly being utilized as a set of standards to assess a company’s performance. Following a presentation from Barr Engineering, which will inform attendees on what ESG is and how it is applied, the following panelists will give their perspectives on sustainable waste management and the importance of reaching waste management goals in the age of ESG:
JoAnne Berkenkamp, Managing Director – MBOLD
Daniel Chang, Associate Engineer – Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
Laura Rufin, Environmental Manager – Southwest Cheese Company
Gregg W. Thomas, Director, Environmental Quality Division – Denver Dept. of Public Health and Environment
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Gordon Pierce (Technical Services Program Supervisor, CDPHE Air Pollution Control Division) will provide an overview of some of the more recent regulations and legislation in Colorado that has affected air monitoring, as well as what will be coming soon. He will also provide a more detailed overview of the Regulation #7 monitoring requirements and will provide a summary of the air monitoring resources that the Air Pollution Control Division has.
When: May 26, 2022 at 11:30 am
Where: City and County of Denver Offices at 201 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO
The Air and Waste Management Association- Rocky Mountain States Section announces the opening of the application period for the Scholarship Award Program for the Fall 2022-Spring 2023 period. The application is available here: 2022-2023- AWMA-RMSS Scholarship Application.
Applicants must be juniors, seniors, or graduate students who will be enrolled full-time 2022-2023 in a college or university in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, or Wyoming. Applicants may win scholarships for a maximum of 3 years (requires reapplication).
Applications: Applications must be received by March 15, 2022 (mail or email accepted), and must include the following. Please assemble these documents into a single pdf file or hardcopy (except reference letters which should be sent by the referee directly): 1. Coversheet (following page) 2. Copy of your transcripts or grade records for the last 2+ years (unofficial is acceptable) 3. Plan of Study – Two (2) page max detailing your academic program & training 4. Statement of Professional Goals – Two (2) page max detailing your long range plan 5. Complete CV or Resume- Six (6) page maximum 6. Two letter(s) of reference from an advisor and another faculty member. These should be emailed separately by the letter writers to: [email protected] 7. Award winners will be requested to participate with RMSS-A&WMA as student liason, lunch meeting speaker, planning committee for A&WMA national meeting, or in another capacity.
Awards: Anticipated 3 awards with amounts ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 apiece. Final scholarship awards and amounts will be assessed using a merit based system to the top students as judged by an independent review panel (judging form is attached). A 1-year student A&WMA membership will be reimbursed per awardee who joins A&WMA.
All Awards will be announced by May 31, 2022 and awarded by September 30, 2022 for A.Y. 2022-2023.
National Scholarship: Graduate level applicants are highly encouraged to separately apply to the A&WMA national student scholarship competition. A similar but separate application must be made at:
The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization that enhances knowledge and expertise by providing a neutral forum for information exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach to more than 5,000 environmental professionals in 65 countries. A&WMA promotes global environmental responsibility and increases the effectiveness of organizations to make critical decisions that benefit society.
Submit Applications (by March 15, 2022): Miriam Hacker [email protected] Aspen Outlook, LLC 3110 Heidelberg Drive Boulder, CO 80305
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The AWMA Rocky Mountain States Section Air Quality Conference will take place October 7, 2021. We look forward to hosting you in-person and are committed to providing a safe, relevant, and educational conference. To register, please visit the registration section of the Air Quality Conference webpage.
The Rocky Mountain States Section – Air & Waste Management Association (RMSS-A&WMA) is hosting a one-day Air Quality Technical Conference at the Denver Marriott West, 1717 Denver West Blvd., Golden, Colorado (located on the North side of I-70 at Exit 273) on Thursday, October 7, 2021. The focus of this conference is on current and future air quality issues affecting the Rocky Mountain Region and may include emerging regulatory and policy trends. This will be the 7th Air Quality Conference hosted by the RMSS-A&WMA in the past 15 years.
RMSS-AWMA is hereby issuing a Call for Abstracts for the October 2021 conference. The time allotted for each presentation is 15 minutes with an additional 5 minutes allocated for questions and answers. The Abstract Submittal Deadline and Submittal Package requirements are listed below:
1. Abstracts will be accepted through Monday, May 3, 2021. 2. Authors who previously submitted abstracts for the original RMSS 2020 conference are welcome to resubmit updated presentations for reconsideration by the Technical Conference Content Committee. 3. Abstracts shall be approximately 150 words and the submittal package shall include: A. Title B. Author(s) C. Affiliation D. Author(s) contact information (e-mail and telephone number) E. Brief bio of the author(s) – about 100 words 4. Topics of Interest as they affect the Rocky Mountain Region : a. Air Quality Permitting, Compliance and Enforcement Trends (Local, State and Federal) b. Climate Change in the Rocky Mountain Region/Western US c. Air Quality Monitoring d. Air Quality Modeling (Federal or State guideline revisions, advancements in model development, etc.) e. Industry-Specific Air Quality Issues (Emission Controls, Utilities, Transportation, Oil and Gas, Refineries, etc.) f. Air Quality Rule Changes (Ozone Non-Attainment Area Designation changes, impact on permitting, etc.) g. Air Toxics h. Air Quality Evaluations under NEPA i. Air Quality Impacts and Health (pandemic concerns, increased wildfire smoke events, etc.) 5. Send your abstract and bio electronically by Monday, May 3, 2021 to:
Abstracts will be selected by Wednesday, June 30, 2021. All those submitting abstracts will be notified shortly thereafter. Please ensure your complete contact information is enclosed with your submittal.
Thank you for your interest in participating in this conference.
Our speaker for this meeting is John Putnam, Director of Environmental Programs at CDPHE.
John will discuss Per- and Polyfluoroalkl Substance issues in the State of Colorado. This includes the current regulatory status of the family of PFAS chemicals, recent legislation and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Action Plan for PFAS.
The meeting will be held online via Microsoft Teams, from 12PM-1PM, on Thursday, June 11th.
If you plan to attend this meeting, please RSVP to Garrett Clemons ([email protected]) by 11AM on Wednesday, June 10 to receive instructions on how to attend online.
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