Spotlight: Environmental Stewardship Program

Today we continue to highlight Indiana P2 programs as the GLRPPR/Region 7 conference begins in Indianapolis. Modeled upon the now closed U.S. EPA National Environmental Performance Track Program, IDEM’s Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) is a voluntary program that rewards regulated entities for outstanding environmental performance with regulatory flexibility, public recognition and networking opportunities. Participants use environmental management systems (EMS) to achieve their environmental goals.

Any regulated entity in Indiana may participate in ESP regardless of type, size, or complexity. The program website elaborates upon the eligibility requirements. Participant benefits include, among other things, expedited and flexible permits, reduced reporting frequency, reduced recordkeeping and reporting, a press release, use of the program logo, and opportunities for networking. A complete list of incentives is available on the program web site.

According to the program website, applications for ESP are accepted twice a year, from April 1–May 31 and September 1–October 31. See the application process web page or contact the Indiana Department of Environmental Management at (800) 988-7901 for more information.

Region 5 & 7 Conference almost here

[Post author: Bob Iverson]

Sign up for the joint conference being offered by Region 5 & 7. It will be held June 3-5 in Indianapolis Indiana. Registration and more information is available at It will be held at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in downtown Indianapolis.

Here is the agenda for the three day event. Join us!

Wednesday, June 3
8:00- 8:30 am – Registration and networking

8:30-Noon: Illinois Sustainable Technology Center – Green Business Workshop
Save money and improve your organization’s environmental performance through green business practices. Specific topics include greening the office, green purchasing, activity based cost accounting, greening the supply chain, recycling, and green cleaning/janitorial practices. The training will also cover energy efficiency opportunities associated with common office functions, such as heating/air conditioning, electronic devices, appliances, and lighting.

12-1:30p.m. – lunch

1:30-3:15 p.m.
The Kansas Green Teams – A case study of teams that have brought efficiencies/greening systems into the office and industrial workplace. This program has been especially successful in Green Government projects.

Thursday, June 4
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome – Rick Bossingham, Assistant Commissioner of IDEM Office of Pollution Prevention and Technical Assistance

8:45 – 9:45 – Tanya Mottley- U.S. EPA – Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
Discussion of EPA’s Strategic Plan

9:45 – 11:00 –
Roundtable discussion- How do traditional P2 organizations fit into Sustainability efforts? How is your program changing?

11:00- 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:00 City of Indianapolis
Kären Haley, Director, Office of Sustainability – Where Indianapolis is headed…

12:00 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 – Denise Coogan – Subaru of Indiana – Sustainability / How they became zero landfill

2:30-2:45 Break

2:45-3:30 pm : Tony Nesky – R5 Sustainability Network

3:30 – 4:00pm : Phil Kaplan – EPA Regional Pollution Prevention results

Friday, June 5
8:30 – 9:30 – P2 Tech 2.0: Using Web 2.0 to improve information discovery and collaboration – Rick Yoder

9:30 – 10:15 – Greg Hume – Techsolve
Green Supplier’s Network and Collaboration with City of Columbus, Ohio and AEP

10:15 – 11:00 – Dr. Michal Kopach, Eli Lilly – The use of Electronic Lab Notebook for Green Science at Eli Lilly and Company

11:00 – 11:15 Break

11:15 – 12:15 – Cam Metcalf – Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center, University of Louisville
7 steps of an Energy Management Program

12:15 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:30 – Greenhouse gas calculator and P2 cost savings
Natalie Hummel U.S. EPA, OPPT– webinar at computer lab IGCS conf center

2:30 – Dismiss