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Free webinars on LCA and sustainability topics

EarthShift Global is pleased to announce a series of free sustainability 'Brown Bag' webinars. These webinars covering a wide range of topics and are delivered by leaders in their respective fields. Each webinar is held from 1-2 PM Eastern time with a presentation followed by a Q&A Session.

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Upcoming Webinars:

The Circular Economy Lifecycle Assessment and Visualization (CELAVI) Framework: 

Current and Future Capabilities and Applications

Date: June 16, 2022

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

Presenters: Julien Walzberg and Rebecca Hanes, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

Description: 

Circular Economy (CE) aims at decoupling human activities from economic growth and resource use. While CE economic and environmental benefits are often touted by its proponents, increased circularity and improved sustainability do not necessarily go hand-in-hand. The Circular Economy Lifecycle Assessment and Visualization (CELAVI) framework simulates the transition of renewable energy technology supply chains towards circularity and quantifies spatially explicit environmental impacts and supply chain costs. Using wind blade end-of-life (EOL) management as a case study, this presentation will highlight CELAVI’s features. Furthermore, envisioned extension to the framework could improve the stakeholder decision model by accounting for logistical and other factors. The CELAVI framework could be leveraged to answer crucial questions regarding renewables EOL management.

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Presenter Bios:

Julien Walzberg

Julien Walzberg is in NREL’s Strategic Energy Analysis Center (SEAC) where he works on various circular economy projects. His postdoc research – carried out within SEAC as well – focused on applying agent-based modeling to analyze circular economy opportunities for various technologies. He is also an alumni of the Ellen Macarthur Foundation “From linear to circular” program.

Rebecca Hanes


Rebecca Hanes is an engineer in SEAC working in the broad field of sustainability-related decision support. She uses a wide range of modeling methodologies to represent large-scale industrial and agricultural systems and explore how those systems can meet humanity’s material and energy needs while causing less harmful environmental and other impacts.



Past Brown Bag Webinars:

You can access recordings of prior webinars on the EarthShift Global Official YouTube channel and via the links provided below.

Anders Bjorn

Using Planetary Boundaries with LCA for Absolute Sustainability Assessment and Target-setting

April 2022

Dan Mackey GMP

Sustainability Focused Innovation

March 2022

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Why Do I Need A Critical Review

February 2022

farm tractor

LCA Study of the Substitution Policy in Colombia

January 2022

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Paths to Carbon Neutrality Panel Discussion featuring: Navitas Semiconductor, Interface, HP Inc.

September 2021

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Wknight94 talk, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Anticipatory LCA Approach to Improve Climate from Emerging Carbon Capture and Utilization Technologies: NREL

June 2021

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HP Taking LCA One Step Further by Tom Etheridge

May 2021

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Balancing Creativity & Data, Making Sustainability Easier: TrueNorth Collective

April 2021

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Packaging LCA in the Automotive Industry: Cummins

February 2021

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Gaining Traction with your Sustainability Initiative: WholeWorks

January 2021

Brown Bag Webinars
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Tackling the Plastic Pollution Crisis: WWF

November 2020

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Circularity for Packaging - Past, Present and Future: PTIS

October 2020

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Reconciling Values and Facts in Comparative LCA by Valentina Prado

August 2020

Eastman Chemical

Apportionment Lowering Energy Investments: Eastman Energy

July 2020

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LCA of an Innovative Shelf Life Extension Technology: Apeel Sciences

May 2020

Life Cycle Assessment diagram

LCA In the Sub-National Context: Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality

April 2020

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Ice Core Tales of Climate Change from Opposite Ends of Earth: UNH EOS

March 2020

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Earth Stories & Why They Matter

February 2020

Carl Duivenvoorden

Communicating Sustainability Using Storytelling

November 2019

Embodied Carbon diagram

Lifecycle of Building Materials & Other Embodied Carbon: Thornton Tomasetti

October 2019

Alluvial gold mining LCA extraction diagram

Environmental Impacts of Alluvial Gold Mining, Peruvian Amazon: PELCAN

September 2019

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The Financial Case for High Performance Buildings: stok

May 2019

LCA and Biomimicry diagram

LCA and Biomimicry: Arizona State University

April 2019

Diagram of CO2 sequestration by methane eating bacteria

CO2 Sequestration by Methane Eating Bacteria: Stanford University

March 2019

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Anticipatory LCA Explorative Comparative Design with Lise Laurin

February 2019

Anticipatory LCA diagram

Anticipatory LCA 101 with Valentina Prado

January 2019

TerraCycle diagram

Eliminating the Idea of Waste with TerraCycle

November 2018

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Can We Reverse Climate Change: Interface

October 2018

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Goals & Tools to Drive Sustainability: Dow

September 2018

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Sustainability Services: Waste Management

June 2018