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EREF to Hold 2nd Fall Classic Poker Tournament in The Woodlands, TX

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Raleigh, NC (October 13, 2016) – The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) will hold its 2nd Fall Classic Poker Tournament on November 17 at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center in The Woodlands, TX. The Poker Tournament will conclude the 2016 EREF Fall Classic & Networking Event which will take place November 16 and 17 at The Golf Trails of The Woodlands.

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EREF Awards First Ice River Springs Master’s Scholarship for Sustainability to Jillian Treadwell of McGill University

Raleigh, NC (October 12, 2016) – The Board of Directors of the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) is pleased to announce the award of the first Ice River Springs Master’s Scholarship for Sustainability to Jillian Treadwell, who is currently a student at McGill University in the department of Bioresource Engineering.

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EREF and OWMA Collaboration Expands Canadian-Based Research & Scholarships

Raleigh, NC (October 5, 2016) – The Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) and the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) have completed an agreement to strengthen EREF’s funding of Canadian-based research and scholarships. EREF is currently one of the largest sources of funding in North America for research and scholarships for sustainable materials management.

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Waste Connections and Waste Management to Co-Sponsor 2016 EREF Fall Classic & Networking Event

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The 2016 Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) Fall Classic & Networking Event – to be held Thursday, November 17 at The Golf Trails of The Woodlands in The Woodlands, Texas – will be co-sponsored by Waste Connections and Waste Management. All proceeds from the tournament will support EREF’s mission to fund scientific research and educational initiatives to establish sustainable waste management practices.

This year, the tournament will be played on two courses, the Oaks and Panther, to accommodate more players.

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Join the School Cafeteria Discards Assessment Project (SCrAP) Today!

The Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) has developed the School Cafeteria Discards Assessment Project (SCrAP) to quantify both food waste and related wastes (eg. recyclables, to landfill) generated in cafeterias at K-12 schools nationally.

Roughly 40% of food produced in America is thrown away which equates to nearly $165 billion worth of food each year.

SCrAP aims to gather information regarding the quantity of waste generated in school cafeterias and gain an understanding of how this waste is managed both at the school and after it is hauled away.

Additionally, SCrAP could provide benefits to schools such as:

  • Educating students/school staff regarding more sustainable waste management strategies,
  • Reducing unnecessary food waste,
  • Reducing food costs to schools, and
  • Developing ways to better manage institutional food waste.

To register, please click here or e-mail SCRAP@erefdn.org with any questions.

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EREF Annual Charitable Auction Raises More Than 1.6 Million at WasteExpo

The Board of Directors of the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) is pleased to announce that the 2016 EREF Annual Charitable Auction has raised more than $1.6 million.

EREF holds its Annual Charitable Auction each year at WasteExpo to support the foundation’s mission to fund and direct scientific research and educational initiatives for waste management practices. Having raised more than $17 million since its inception in 1994, the Auction features generous donations from members of the waste industry and provides opportunities for exhibitors to increase their visibility at WasteExpo.

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EREF Annual Charitable Auction Goes Online

For 22 years, the Environmental Research & Education Foundation (EREF) has held its Annual Charitable Auction to help support its mission to fund and direct research and educational initiatives for waste management practices.

The EREF Annual Charitable Auction, held each year at WasteExpo, is EREF’s largest fundraiser and consists of both Silent and Live Auctions. Together, these auctions have raised more than $16 million for the foundation.

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