2009 PPRC Webinar Series

This is a listing of Webinars hosted by PPRC on various Pollution Prevention topics.

Making a Difference for the Planet and Your Bottom Line with U.S. EPA Climate Partnership Programs


Many of us may have heard of EPA’s Climate Partnership Programs such as Energy Star (there are literally dozens of them). But do you really know what they are? How they work? Whom they serve? As a technical assistance provider (TAP), do you ever promote these programs when you come in contact with businesses in your area? If not, then this webinar is for you. The purpose of this webinar is to show how EPA Climate Partnership Programs can help you assist businesses to reduce GHGs and other forms of waste, save money, and energy.

Most Partnership Programs offer technical assistance, professional networking, and public recognition. Many offer financial and environmental analysis tools, training, seminars, guidebooks, toolkits, and environmental performance benchmarking. Others help businesses identify potential buyers and sellers of environmentally superior products and connect them to environmental financing opportunities. Learn how Energy Star, WaterSense, Green Power and Wastewise can help you with your service delivery.


Andre Villasenor - EPA Region 9 A Business Guide to EPA Climate Partnership Programs slides, Waste Wise slides
Blaine Collison - EPA Headquarters Green Power slides
Stephanie Thornton - EPA Headquarters WaterSense slides
Maria Vargas - EPA Headquarters Energy Star slides

Date: Thursday, January 22nd
Time: 11-12:30 AM (Pacific Time)

Missed the webinar? Download the slides above.

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing for Washington Healthcare Facilities Webinar


This webinar is designed for healthcare facilities that are considering or have just started an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) program as well as those interested in continuing to develop an existing EPP effort. The focus is practical process, product, and procedural tips to help you develop your own EPP roadmap and to achieve your environmental purchasing goals. We extend a special invitation to small and medium healthcare facilities to register.


Rachael Baker
Environmental Supply Chain Manager
Kaiser Permanente

Tim Hagler
Senior Director, Supply Chain and Value Management
Providence Health & Services, Washington / Montana Region

Kellie McNellis
Director, Environmental Purchasing and New Product Development
Premier, Inc.

Tina Simcich
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Coordinator
Washington State Department of Ecology

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Waterborne Automotive Coatings Webinar

Hosted by PPRC and Sponsored by EPA Region 10.


Want to learn more about the specific brands of waterborne coatings, the pros and cons of using waterborne, and what it takes to make the switch? This webinar features an hour long presentation from instructors and shops that have made the switch to waterborne coatings, followed by a second hour of questions and answers. Due to time contraints, those questions not answered live were sent out to each of the panelists, with the responses posted under Q&A below.


Larry Hults (I-CAR) - Larry is a waterborne coating instructor for I-CAR. He addresses the general waterborne coating technology and covers commonalities across the different paint manufacturer lines. These commonalities include reduced VOCs, better blending and color match, ease of use, etc.

Kevin Stalder (Driven Autobody, Anchorage, AK) - Kevin is the owner of Driven Autobody and has been using PPG's waterborne line for about 1.5 years. Before choosing PPG, he tried out several lines including BASF, DuPont and the Martin Senour brand from NAPA. In addition to running a "Green Star" business in Alaska, Kevin also serves on the board of Green Stars and helps other businesses to become better environmental stewards. He is a huge advocate of waterborne coatings and claims they are a superior product that is much more economical than solvent-based coatings.

Jerry Richardson (Advanced Collision Repair, Seaside, OR) - Advanced Collision Repair has been using BASF's waterborne coating line for several years. As a shop owner in a ocean resort town, Jerry is keenly aware of his impact on the surrounding community. He has been involved in the development and application of waterborne coatings for more than a decade and has been involved in the collision repair industry for more than four decades. He is a 2009 recipient of EPA's SBEAP Environmental Stewardship Award for achievement in pollution prevention, industrial environmental leadership and community environmental leadership.

Matt Thornton (Parks Royal, Boise, ID) - Mark is the owner of Parks Royal auto body and has been using BASF's Glasurit 90 line for over a year.

Greg Richards (Clover Park Technical College, WA) - Greg is an instructor at Clover Park's collision repair program, which is unique in that they exclusively teach with waterborne coatings and have been doing so for over a year.

Date: Tuesday, July 14th
Time: 9:00 - 10:30 AM (Pacific Time)

Missed the webinar? Download the recorded presentation (112 MB Windows Media Player file).

System Requirements

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Please contact Ken Grimm at kgrimm@pprc.org or Jonathan Stumpf at jstumpf@pprc.org with any questions or concerns.