Trainings & Workshops

Coming Fall 2018 ... Sustainability Reporting workshop 

Date TBD. In this workshop, we will explore methods and resources for measuring and recording your company's environmental footprint. From waste, to energy and water, we will review ways to track and analyze your impact. Measurement is the first step to identifying areas of inefficiency and waste, in order to make adjustments that save you money and lighten your impact. 

Online Training - Hazardous Waste Basics

What is hazardous waste? Do I generate hazardous waste? How can I dispose of it? How can I avoid generating hazardous waste? 
Get answers to these questions about hazardous waste management, storage, and disposal. Many industries generate hazardous wastes, including automotive, manufacturing, healthcare and dentistry, woodworking, schools, construction, and others. If you have worked with hazardous waste before, this is a great refresher. If you are new to hazardous waste, or aren't sure what applys to you, our short tutorial 
Hazardous Waste Basics for Conditionally Exempt Generators (CEGs): A guide for small businesses, municipalities, and others is a great place to start. 

Brewery Day 2018

Held February 6th in Montpelier​                                            

The Environmental Assistance Office of the Department of Environmental Conservation hosted the second annual Brewery Day on February 6, 2018.

See videos from the event :​
  • "Operating on the Up and Up: The permits you need to run your brewery within compliance"
  •  "Safe, Green Cleaning: Best Management Practices for Cleaning Your Shop"
  • "Resources for Growth and Innovation: Financial Incentives and Cost-Savings"

Watch this video clip with VT DEC Staff on Brewery Day

For more information, feel free to reach out to:

For more info on regulations and permits related to breweries, check out our Brewery Day Booklet (resources and important contacts) from Brewery Day 2017

Sustainable Dairy Products: Northeast Summit 

Held February 12, 2018 in Norwich, VT

The Environmental Assistance Office of the Department of Environmental Conservation co-hosted this event with the Northeast Waste Management Officials Association. 

Sessions included: 

  •     Profiles in Sustainability
  •     Innovative Sustainability Solutions
  •     Ready to Grow?
Watch the Summit sessions from CATV


For additional information about environmental sustainability in dairy processing

Contact: Celia Riechel at or 802-477-2669.

beer and cheese processingFood for Thought: An Environmental Compliance Outreach Series For Vermont's Food and Beverage Processing and Manufacturing Industry
The Environmental Assistance Office is offered a no-cost lunch-time webinar series in August 2016.  

Part 1 Food for Thought Webinar: Managing Solid Waste - Completed August 23, 2016
Overview, options and best practices for management of solid waste, recycling and organic waste at Vermont Food & Beverage Processing Facilities

Recorded webinar (45 min.)

Part 2 Food for Thought Webinar: Managing Liquid Waste - Completed August 24, 2016
Overview of best practices for managing high-strength wastewater at food & beverage processing facilities 

Recorded webinar (25 min.)

Part 3 Food for Thought Webinar: Managing Hazardous Waste - Completed August 25, 2016
Overview of Vermont's hazardous waste regulations geared for businesses that manufacture or process food and beverages

Recorded webinar (32 min.)