Trainings & Workshops

Environmental Reporting Workshop

Monday, December 17, 2018

9 am- 12 pm

Calvin Coolidge Room, Davis Building, National Life, 1 National Life Drive Montpelier or join via Skype

Learn how to track your footprint and save!

Measuring your environmental footprint is the first step to reducing it. From waste, to energy, to water, there are many ways in which your business operations impact the environment, and your bottom line. Adopting a measurement system will help you identify areas of inefficiency-and potential savings. Want to learn more? DEC's Environmental Assistance Office will be hosting an Environmental Reporting workshop on December 17th in Montpelier, 9am-12pm. Efficiency VT and Green Business Member Burton Snowboards will share best practices and methods for tracking your environmental impacts and finding savings. To register, or for more information, contact Celia Riechel


Certified Production Technician Green Training Module

Are you a producer or manufacturer in VT? Interested in greening your company's bottom line? CCV and DEC have teamed up to offer this 6-week training course to VT businesses at NO COST! The course, all materials and final testing are all included and DEC will work with you to help implement what you've learned during the course at your businesses. Cohort participants and Green Business Program members are strongly encouraged to register. For more information, please contact Celia Riechel

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 applies 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 :

Watch this video clip with VT DEC Staff on Brewery Day

For more information, feel free to reach out to: Celia Riechel

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 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 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.)