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Brown Bag Webinars

Free webinars on LCA and sustainability topics

EarthShift Global is pleased to announce a series of free sustainability 'Brown Bag' webinars. These webinars covering a wide range of topics and are delivered by leaders in their respective fields. Each webinar is held from 1-2 PM Eastern time with a presentation followed by a Q&A Session.

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Access recordings of prior webinars on the EarthShift Global Official YouTube channel.

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Upcoming Webinars:  

LCA for Emerging Technologies

LCA for emerging technologies process

Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022

Time: 1:00-2:00pm ET

Presenters: Joule Bergerson, Mik Carbajales-Dale


LCA is typically undertaken ex-post on commercial (or close to commercial) technologies. Industry and funding agencies are increasingly interested in applying LCA ex-ante to systems at low technology readiness levels (TRL). However, there are some challenges to applying the LCA guidelines for such systems. This webinar presents the work of a group of researchers collaborating in on these challenges.

Presenter Bios:

Joule Bergerson

Joule Bergerson is an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary's Schulich School of Engineering, the Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Energy Technology Assessment and a member of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Mik Carbajales-Dale

Mik Carbajales-Dale heads the Energy-Economy-Environment (E3) Systems Analysis group at Clemson University. His research focuses on the long-term, large-scale evolution and dynamics of the energy-economy system, especially how development of energy resources affects social development and the effects of a future transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy technologies.


Impacts of Plastic Litter in LCA: Developments & New Findings

Date: POSTPONED - new date and registration link to be provided as soon as available

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm ET 

Presenter: Anne-Marie Boulay, Assistant Professor at Polytechnique Montreal


The presentation will show the updates of the working group MarILCA on impact pathway modelling, specially the new developments regarding the modelling of microplastic emissions characterization factors (CF) for the aquatic and marine environment, and give examples of their application in case studies.

Presenter Bio:

Anne-Marie Boulay

Professor Boulay is Assistant Professor at Polytechnique Montreal and co-directs the International Life Cycle Consortium of the CIRAIG, an international research partnership between Polytechnique Montreal and UQAM in Canada; and EPFL and HES-SO in Switzerland. She coordinated the WULCA working group to build consensus into achieving a harmonized method for assessing water use in LCA and is a co-founder and co-chair of the MarILCA (Marine Impacts in LCA) international working group supported by UNEP Life Cycle Initiative and FSLCI, leading the development of metrics to assess impacts for plastic emissions in the environment.

Past Brown Bag Webinars:

You can access recordings of prior webinars on the EarthShift Global Official YouTube channel and via the links provided below.

plastic figures on electronic surface

Circular Design in Electronics Industry w/ Karsten Schischke

September 2022

Dr. Claire Nelson

Advancing SMART Futures for Global Sustainability

August 2022

graphic of scale with plastic bottles and reusable bottle

Five Misperceptions Surrounding the Environmental Impacts of Single-Use Plastic

July 2022

chart of windmills and circular loops

CELAVI Framework: Current & Future Capabilities & Applications

June 2022

Anders Bjorn

Using Planetary Boundaries with LCA for Absolute Sustainability Assessment and Target-setting

April 2022

Dan Mackey GMP

Sustainability Focused Innovation

March 2022

Four people clasping wrists with hands

Why Do I Need A Critical Review

February 2022

farm tractor

LCA Study of the Substitution Policy in Colombia

January 2022

compass pointing to Carbon Neutrality

Paths to Carbon Neutrality Panel Discussion featuring: Navitas Semiconductor, Interface, HP Inc.

September 2021

Tim Skone, DOE

Sustainable Water Mgmt for Decarbonizing Fossil Power Gen by Tim Skone, DOE

July 2021

smokestacks at factory
Wknight94 talk, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Anticipatory LCA Approach to Improve Climate from Emerging Carbon Capture and Utilization Technologies: NREL

June 2021

DaaS image

HP Taking LCA One Step Further by Tom Etheridge

May 2021

True North diagram

Balancing Creativity & Data, Making Sustainability Easier: TrueNorth Collective

April 2021

Cummins packaging

Packaging LCA in the Automotive Industry: Cummins

February 2021

Employees giving a high five

Gaining Traction with your Sustainability Initiative: WholeWorks

January 2021

Brown Bag Webinars
© Troy Mayne / WWF

Tackling the Plastic Pollution Crisis: WWF

November 2020

recycling bins

Circularity for Packaging - Past, Present and Future: PTIS

October 2020

Ranking diagram

Reconciling Values and Facts in Comparative LCA by Valentina Prado

August 2020

Eastman Chemical

Apportionment Lowering Energy Investments: Eastman Energy

July 2020

Oxygen stays outside of avacado

LCA of an Innovative Shelf Life Extension Technology: Apeel Sciences

May 2020

Life Cycle Assessment diagram

LCA In the Sub-National Context: Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality

April 2020

Vostok Dome C

Ice Core Tales of Climate Change from Opposite Ends of Earth: UNH EOS

March 2020


Earth Stories & Why They Matter

February 2020

Carl Duivenvoorden

Communicating Sustainability Using Storytelling

November 2019

Embodied Carbon diagram

Lifecycle of Building Materials & Other Embodied Carbon: Thornton Tomasetti

October 2019

Alluvial gold mining LCA extraction diagram

Environmental Impacts of Alluvial Gold Mining, Peruvian Amazon: PELCAN

September 2019

DPR communal space

The Financial Case for High Performance Buildings: stok

May 2019

LCA and Biomimicry diagram

LCA and Biomimicry: Arizona State University

April 2019

Diagram of CO2 sequestration by methane eating bacteria

CO2 Sequestration by Methane Eating Bacteria: Stanford University

March 2019

Little plastic windmills

Anticipatory LCA Explorative Comparative Design with Lise Laurin

February 2019

Anticipatory LCA diagram

Anticipatory LCA 101 with Valentina Prado

January 2019

TerraCycle diagram

Eliminating the Idea of Waste with TerraCycle

November 2018

Interface earth/eye image

Can We Reverse Climate Change: Interface

October 2018

Sustainability icons

Goals & Tools to Drive Sustainability: Dow

September 2018

Waste Management logo

Sustainability Services: Waste Management

June 2018