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Green Team Webinar & Photo Contest August 31, 2012

Mark your calendars for the Kansas Green Teams webinar taking place on Sept. 25 from 9 10:30 a.m. (CST). This webinar will take the place of this years annual Green Team Assembly. It is our hope that more people throughout the state will be able to participate that may not have been able to due to the travel required. Registration is now open. Click here to register. You will receive a follow up email with a link to the webinar after you register. Join us as Ed Murtagh, Sustainable Operations Manager at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), will be covering the USDA Headquarters waste minimization and recycling program. His presentation will address program design, engaging employees through outreach and education, and monitoring performance. Mr. Murtagh is a Registered Professional Mechanical Engineer with extensive experience in sustainable construction building practices, including energy management, indoor air quality, waste minimization and recycling, and environmentally beneficial landscaping. Mr. Murtagh will be joined by Alicia Culver, Director of the Responsible Purchasing Network. Alicias experience working on sustainability issues spans more than two decades. She has provided technical support to procurement agents and environmental program staff in many states and municipalities. She has helped develop model green purchasing policies and specifications for a wide-range of environmentally preferable goods and services such as low-mercury/energyefficient fluorescent lamps, asthma-safe cleaning products and compostable food service ware. Alicia founded the Green Purchasing Institute. We will continue to hand out awards for Kansas Green Team accomplishments. Award information is now available, and can be viewed here. Award entries are self-nominated and are due no later than Sept. 17. PRIZES! Throughout the webinar, we will give out prizes to those who correctly answer questions. There will be a grand prize drawing at the end of the webinar. You could win one of several Amazon gift cards or the grand prize a Kindle!
*Employees of KDHE, the Agency which sponsors the Kansas Green Team program, are not eligible to win*

__________________________________________________________________________________________________ Whether photography is your passion, your hobby or just an occasional pastime, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) invites Kansans to participate in the 2nd annual Kansas Green Teams photo contest, celebrating the beauty and unique character of our state. Winning photos will be displayed on the home page of the Kansas Green Teams website on a rotating basis. Both amateur and professional photographers are welcome to participate. All photos must be in color and taken in Kansas within the last three years. The photo subject must be relevant to Kansas in one of the following contest categories: Landscape Wildlife Recreation Historical Buildings and Monuments Weather Photos may be submitted as prints or in digital format; see contest rules for details. Visit HERE for rules and submission information. Entries for the contest must be postmarked or received by Sept. 20.
Dissemination of [Kansas Green Guide/Other publications] by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, a governmental agency, is solely for the non-commercial purpose of informing and educating the public. References to specific companies do not constitute a KDHE endorsement. If you have any questions, please contact the Bureau of Waste Management, at info@kansasgreenteams.org. Kansas Green Guide August 31, 2012