environmental sustainability

2021 IEACA Environmental Training Virtual Symposium and Conference

October 5, 2021

The 2021 IEACA Environmental Conference will take place virtually October 5-6. This year’s theme is Working Together for Environmental Justice and Economic Prosperity.

The 2021 Annual Environmental Conference is presented by the Industrial Environmental Association (IEA) and the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA).

While originally scheduled to be an in-person conference, the 37th Annual Environmental Training Symposium & Conference will now be virtual, and will feature 12 sessions on two tracks running simultaneously over two days. It will also include virtual networking opportunities on the conference app and several dedicated in-person events such as the San Diego Bayside Water Projects Yacht Cruise, allowing attendees to sign up for networking events that make the most sense for them. Panels will cover topics including air, hazardous materials, health & safety, sustainability, and water quality, with expert speakers from Southern California.

Past annual IEA conferences have hosted about 500 attendees from various professions such as environmental, health, and safety experts, NGO representatives, environmental engineers from public and private sectors, environmental consultants and attorneys, government affairs representatives, DoD, and many more.

For more information and registration, visit the conference website



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IEA-CMT Environmental Training Symposium and Conference – Virtual Event

September 29, 2020

The Industrial Environmental Association (IEA) and California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA) will host their 36th Annual Environmental Training Symposium and Conference virtually, September 29 to October 1, 2020.

With a theme of Science Driven Environmental Leadership, the virtual conference includes 12 live educational sessions, an exhibit hall with interactive booths, recorded presentations, and three live networking sessions that will be accessible to vendors, panelists, and attendees. Live sessions and recorded presentations will cover air, hazardous materials, health & safety, sustainability, and water, featuring expert speakers from Southern California.

We are pleased to announce that SCS will receive IEA’s “Associate of the Year” Award for our support to the organization and its programs.


Presentations will fall within the following tracks: Water, Sustainability, Air, Hazardous Materials, Health & Safety, and General Sessions.

SCS Senior Project Advisor, Chuck Pryatel will moderate) the session on “Inspectors Update – What’s New Before Your Next Inspection on October 1, 10:45 am – 12:00 pm (Pacific Time), as part of the Hazardous Materials Track.


Since 1985, the IEA & CMTA Annual Environmental Conference has brought together compliance professionals, regulatory and legislative leaders, and excelled in providing a balance of valuable information that includes environmental compliance guidance, and regulatory and legislative updates.

Please visit  Conference.IEACA.org to learn more and register!

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WasteExpo 2020 Now Digital Event – Together Online

September 14, 2020

WASTE EXPO 2020 is now a digital event called WasteExpo Together Online, and will be held September 14-17.

The conference will feature a business forum and 20 virtual sessions on food recovery, composting, organics recycling, including the following presentations by SCS Professionals.

The Food Recovery Forum (FRF) will cover the progress of food waste prevention and reduction, including these presentations by SCS professionals  at the Reducing Food Waste and Increasing Recovery in Municipal, Regional, and State Programs sessions on Tuesday, September 15 – 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm EST:

  • SCS Vice President Michelle Leonard, will co-present with Judi Gregory, Go2Zero Strategies on Food Recycling and Rescue – Los Angeles County’s Three-Pronged Approach 
  • SCS Project Manager, will cover Community Based Social Marketing (CBSM) for Food Waste Prevention and Food Recovery Programs in Santa Clara County and Central Contra Costa County

At WasteExpo Together Online (WTO) these two sessions will air on Wednesday, September 16:

  • SCS Vice Presidents, Pat Sullivan and Ray Huff, will discuss Comparison of Organic Waste Management Options in Terms of Air Quality and GHG Impacts at the Anaerobic Digestion, Composting, Successful Case Studies, and Comparison of Organic Waste Management  session – 12:30 pm EST
  • SCS Project Director, Tracie Bills, will moderate the session on A Balancing Act: Municipalities Talk Waste & Recycling (Ginger Spencer – Phoenix, AZ; Tori Carle – Charlotte, NC; John Welch – Dane County, WI) – 1:30 pm EST

Click here for the full agenda and registration information.



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