METRA is a not-for-profit partnership of professionals that provides environmental compliance training to the Central Florida small business community and local government agencies.
METRA's members consist of regulators, environmental product and service vendors, and the regulated community. Membership diversity is key to our success. Our members include over 25 government entities and private corporations.
Volunteer Day with The Nature Conservancy
On May 21 we will be doing some cleanup and plantings at the public garden area of the Disney Wilderness Preserve.
There is space for 20 volunteers, and all slots are filled. THANK YOU, METRA MEMBERS!!!
Looking forward to a rewarding day of service.
Questions about the event? Contact Kyle Lapic at email@example.com
Drycleaning Alternatives to Using Toxic Chemicals
Senior Associate Director
The Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI)
University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Our speaker will be Pam Eliason, the Senior Associate Director at the Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI) at UMass Lowell. She assesses and promotes the adoption of safer alternatives to toxic chemicals used in Massachusetts and around the world. As an Authorized GreenScreen® Practitioner, she helps industry identify safer chemical alternatives. On January 5, 2022, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule adding 1-bromopropane (1-BP) to the list of hazardous air pollutants under section 112 of the Clean Air Act (HAP list). 1-BP is used in the dry-cleaning industry.
Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB) Mitigation and Transformation Technology
Dan Levy, Vice President, AECOM
This HAB technology is being developed to aid in the restoration of nutrient‐impacted waterways and create a new source of sustainable liquid biocrude, similar to the way fossil fuels were formed, but in 30 minutes instead of millions of years.
The St. Johns Water Management District (SJRWMD) launched the project in August 2021 to harvest/remove algae and suspended solids associated with nutrients from Lake Jesup, one of the largest lakes in Central Florida and one of many that make up the St. Johns River.
Board Member Duties
METRA board member duties include some or all of the following, depending on availability and interest:
Help arrange speakers for meetings
Represent METRA at partner organization events
Support the METRA scholarship program
Assist with training events such as Environmental Excellence Day
Attend one Board meeting per month
Attend at least four member meetings annually
Can serve in various positions of administration as interested (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Directors)
Assist with outreach, training, social media and other committee functions as able