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Education and Outreach

As part of the SPC's education and outreach, it holds several in-person and online meetings and educational events a year. The SPC believes it will require collaboration throughout the supply chain to affect the change needed to realize sustainable packaging. As a result, the SPC continually looks for opportunities to advance its mission through participation in and hosting of conferences and meetings.


SPC May Open Forum — Landfill Gas: A Source of Renewable Energy and GHG Reductions

Landfill Gas:  A Proven Source of Renewable Energy and Mechanism for GHG Reductions

Thursday, May 19
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Landfill gas (LFG) is a proven renewable, cost-competitive, and growing energy resource. As of December 2010, approximately 541 LFG energy project in the U.S. were generating electricity for a variety of end-use applications. The total annual reduction of GHGs attributable to these projects are approximately equal to amount produced by 18.5 million passenger vehicles per year. Numerous companies such as BMW, DuPont, Honeywell, SC Johnson, and several utilities have incorporated LFG into their energy portfolios to increase their renewable energy profiles and reduce their GHG footprints.  Based on estimates from the U.S. EPA's Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP), there are still over 500 landfills that are viable candidates for LFG to energy projects, which could generate an additional 1,100 MW of electricity per day. The LMOP is a voluntary assistance and partnership program that promotes LFG as a renewable energy source. The program provides technical services that includes locating sources of LFG and conducting preliminary feasibility studies to evaluate project costs and environmental attributes. The LMOP is also involved in the Global Methane Initiative comprised of 37 countries and the European Commission.  Learn more about landfill gas to energy efforts in the U.S. and around the world and some of the ways your organization may participate and benefit.

Rachel Goldstein, Team Leader, U.S. EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Program
Rachel is the Team Leader of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP), a voluntary program that encourages methane emissions reductions through the capture and beneficial use of landfill gas. Rachel’s primary roles are to manage corporate outreach activities as well as the country contact for landfill work in India, China, and Southeast Asia under the Global Methane Initiative (GMI). She is also the official U.S. delegate to the Landfill Subcommittee for GMI. Prior to joining the EPA, Rachel spent eleven years in the environmental safety and health field. Rachel is an active member of the Women’s Council on Energy and Environment.

To Attend
SPC contacts from member companies are emailed the call information three weeks before the call. If you are part of a member company and would like to attend the call but did not receive the information, please contact us and we will send it to you.