EREF Blog

Introducing the Redesigned EREF Website!

The Environmental Research and Education Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of its redesigned website. This new site comes at a time of growth for EREF, whose new and expanded strategic direction for the next five years includes substantially increasing the amount it gives in grants, scholarships and internships.

The website features easier navigation thanks to a more in-depth menu featuring drop-down sub-menus and bolder colors which highlight the organization’s 4 core programs (research grants & projects, continuing education, waste data & reports and scholarship program).

EREF’s extensive collection of resources, such as Continuing Education courses and the Internal Research Program, are more easily accessible through the new website to provide users with one location to meet their needs. Once a user creates an account, they need only log in to download content and register for events.

The new blog will feature updates on EREF happenings and industry news. Users are encouraged to interact and offer feedback using the social media buttons which will now appear at both the top and bottom of each web page.

EREF Charitable Auction to Feature Online Components

The Environmental Research and Education Foundation’s (EREF) Annual Charitable Auction continues to be one of the highlights of WasteExpo, held June 7 – 9, 2016 in Las Vegas. Having raised more than $16 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.

The EREF Auction consists of 3 events: the Silent Auction, Live Auction and Raffle. This year, EREF will introduce mobile bidding in the Silent Auction and online bidding in the Live Auction.

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EREF Receives Scholarship Funding from the Garbageman’s Invitational

The Board of Directors of the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) is pleased to announce the creation of a scholarship for Master’s students, which will be funded by donations from the Garbageman’s Invitational, an industry golf tournament and social event.

EREF Scholarships recognize graduate students pursuing excellence in solid waste management research and education. Recipients are chosen based on credentials and potential contributions to the solid waste industry and its scientific community.

More information on EREF’s scholarships, as well as a link to the scholarship application, can be found at https://erefdn.org. The deadline for the 2016-17 academic year is May 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm (eastern).

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Graduate Scholarships in Solid Waste Research Available for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) is one of the largest sources of solid waste research funding in the U.S., allocating approximately $1 million annually in research grants and graduate level scholarships. Thus far, over 50 students have been EREF scholars, many of whom are now in key academic and professional positions across the U.S. EREF is pleased to announce that scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year are now available. The application deadline is May 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm (eastern).

All qualified candidates will be considered for scholarships without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, or disability. Applications from students outside the United States or studying abroad will receive equal consideration. Award decisions by the Environmental Research and Education Foundation and its directors are final and not subject to appeal.

More information on EREF’s scholarships, as well as a link to the scholarship application, can be found at https://erefdn.org/index.php/scholarships/index. The deadline is May 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm (eastern). Please send an e-mail to scholarships@erefdn.org or call 919.861.6876 with any questions.

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EREF Board of Directors Elects 2016 Officers, Expands Strategic Direction

The Board of Directors of the Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) is pleased to announce the election of its 2016 Officers as well as its new and expanded strategic direction for the next five years. One of the Board’s primary goals is to substantially increase the amounts given in grants, scholarships and internships annually through several key objectives and by maintaining EREFs core strengths.

In order to accomplish this and other goals, EREF will make staffing adjustments in 2016 to provide sufficient bandwidth for the desired growth through the creation of two new positions: a Communications Coordinator and a Program Manager for Research and Scholarships.

For a complete list of the 2016 EREF Board of Directors or to learn more about the foundation and its mission, visit www.erefdn.org.

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EREF Funds Research Project on Elevated Landfill Temperatures

Raleigh, NC (May 29, 2015) – The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF) has awarded a research grant for a project entitled “Understanding and Predicting Temperatures in Municipal Solid Waste Landfills.” The principal investigators of the project are Craig Benson of the University of Virginia, Morton Barlaz of North Carolina State University, Marco Castaldi of The City College of New York and Scott Luettich of Geosyntec Consultants.

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EREF to Hold Regional Summit on Organics Management

Raleigh, NC (April 28, 2015) – The Environmental Research and Education Foundation (EREF), in collaboration with the California Refuse Recycling Council (CRRC), will be holding a Regional Summit on Sustainable Solid Waste Practices & Research on July 16 – 17, 2015 at The Sheraton San Jose in Milpitas, CA. The Regional Summit will focus on Organics Management.

Suitable for executives, managers, technical personnel, regulators and consultants, EREF’s Regional Summits present key solid waste research findings and highlight impacts on practice as well as provide updates on legislative activities/policy as they relate to needed research.

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