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SCT Workshop: Equity 101 @ TRCC

February 18, 2020 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Three Rivers Community College
574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360, Room F117-1, F117-3

This highly interactive training provides a comprehensive introduction to diversity, equity and inclusion work (DEI).  Workshop facilitators offer a variety of tools and teaching methods including graphic facilitation, visual imagery, theoretical models, small group dialogue and kinesthetic interaction, to create a dynamic space that supports all types of learners. 

This event is 1 of 3 workshops at Three Rivers Community College. You can view the details of the other workshops: Everyday Anti-Racism and How to Have a Conversation about Race, Bias and Equity. Attendance for all three workshops is suggested, not mandatory.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: Sustainable CT Event, with Eligibility to Earn Points

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Sustainable CT "Office Hours"

August 17, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Register for Sustainable CT “Office Hours” - Drop in with specific questions. Everyone is welcome; priority will be given to those submitting for certification by the August 25 deadline.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: Event Directly Aligned to Sustainable CT

GC3: Adaption Planning and Implementation Working Group (Utility Infrastructure Sub-Group)

June 24, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

July 08, 2020 - 10:15 am to 12:15 pm

July 22, 2020 - 10:15 am to 12:15 pm

August 12, 2020 - 10:15 am to 12:15 pm

August 26, 2020 - 10:15 am to 12:15 pm

In May 28, 2020, DEEP published a public notice related to preliminary modeling results associated with the state's Integrated Resources Plan, soliciting public comment.  Governor Lamont's Executive Order No. 3, which reinvigorated and expanded the Governor's Council on Climate Change (CG3), calls for the GC3 to evaluate approaches to achieving a 100% zero carbon grid for Connecticut by 2040. In response, the DEEP has introduced the Clean Energy Pathways Analysis (CEPA) to meet this task.

With regard to GC3 Working Groups, CT DEEP continues to heed Governor Lamont’s recommendations to limit large gatherings of people even though some business sectors in Connecticut have started to cautiously re-open. Out of an abundance of caution, CT DEEP will continue to hold GC3 Working Group meetings via Zoom for the immediate future. All meetings are open to the public and are posted on the GC3 Working Group website, where you will find up-to-date agendas, call-in information, postings of meeting dates, long-term schedules, meeting minutes, and Zoom recordings of past meetings. We encourage you to join these upcoming GC3 Working Group meetings and send us your feedback and comments via DEEP.ClimateChange@ct.gov.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Different Scales of Composting: From Municipalities to Farms

August 26, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The CT Compost Conference scheduled for March 2020, which had been postponed has been restructured into a series of 5 free webinars. While we won’t have the opportunities to network, this event continues to play a critical role in Connecticut’s ability to better manage food scraps through composting.

This CT Compost Webinar series provides information and resources for farmers and municipalities to expand their leaf and/or manure composting operation to include food scraps. The focus of workshops will include the benefits to soil health, conservation, food waste management, and climate adaptation. Compost manufacturing and compost utilization are vital to producing healthy soils, clean air and water, and sustainable society.

Speakers:

- Robert Isner, CT DEEP

- James McSweeney, Compost Technical Services

- Coryanne Mansell, Center for EcoTechnology (CET)

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Smart Energy Homes and Buildings 2020

August 27, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

As our region moves towards modernizing our grids to meet the electric demands of the 21st century, it is critical that our homes and buildings also evolve and respond to the modern grid by becoming smarter, more efficient, flexible and adaptable. Smart Energy Homes and Buildings 2020 will take a look at the technologies, policies, and regional coordination necessary to accelerate the realization of smart energy homes and buildings across the region. We will map out current and future opportunities that will get us there. Key stakeholders include federal program representatives, energy efficiency program administrators, implementation experts, research and development professionals, manufacturers, and facility managers

There will be two 90 minute sessions with a 30 minute break in between.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Municipal Composting: Case Studies

September 09, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The CT Compost Conference scheduled for March 2020, which had been postponed has been restructured into a series of 5 free webinars. While we won’t have the opportunities to network, this event continues to play a critical role in Connecticut’s ability to better manage food scraps through composting.

This CT Compost Webinar series provides information and resources for farmers and municipalities to expand their leaf and/or manure composting operation to include food scraps. The focus of workshops will include the benefits to soil health, conservation, food waste management, and climate adaptation. Compost manufacturing and compost utilization are vital to producing healthy soils, clean air and water, and sustainable society.

Speakers:

- Coryanne Mansell, Center for EcoTechnology (CET)

- Athena Lee Bradley, Windham Solid Waste Management District

- David Aldridge, SCRRRA

- Doug Colter, City of West Haven

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Advanced Composting: Building Quality with Recipes, Testing, Nutrient Management & Environmental Planning

September 23, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The CT Compost Conference scheduled for March 2020, which had been postponed has been restructured into a series of 5 free webinars. While we won’t have the opportunities to network, this event continues to play a critical role in Connecticut’s ability to better manage food scraps through composting.

This CT Compost Webinar series provides information and resources for farmers and municipalities to expand their leaf and/or manure composting operation to include food scraps. The focus of workshops will include the benefits to soil health, conservation, food waste management, and climate adaptation. Compost manufacturing and compost utilization are vital to producing healthy soils, clean air and water, and sustainable society.

Speakers:

- Domingo Medina, CT NOFA, Peels and Wheels Composting

- Dawn Pettinelli, UCONN

- James Hyde, USDA NRCS

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Revitalizing New England: Brownfields Summit 2020

October 07, 2020 - 9:00 am to October 08, 2020 - 3:30 pm

Devens Common Center

31 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA 01434

Cleaning up and redeveloping brownfields facilitates job growth, increases local tax bases, utilizes existing infrastructure, and improves the environment – a win, win, win, win! To advance understanding of state and federal brownfield programs and opportunities, the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA), the Technical Assistance to Brownfield Communities (TAB) program at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), and our state and federal partners are organizing a regional summit. The two-day conference will include plenary and break-out sessions and an exhibit area. There will be ample time during the breaks to allow for networking and viewing the exhibits.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Composting: Feedstocks, Equipment, Siting, Infrastructure & Management

October 07, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The CT Compost Conference scheduled for March 2020, which had been postponed has been restructured into a series of 5 free webinars. While we won’t have the opportunities to network, this event continues to play a critical role in Connecticut’s ability to better manage food scraps through composting.

This CT Compost Webinar series provides information and resources for farmers and municipalities to expand their leaf and/or manure composting operation to include food scraps. The focus of workshops will include the benefits to soil health, conservation, food waste management, and climate adaptation. Compost manufacturing and compost utilization are vital to producing healthy soils, clean air and water, and sustainable society.

Presenters:

- Andrew Carpenter, Northern Tilth

- Peter Moon, O2 Composting

- Jim Hyde, USDA NRCS

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Farm Composting: Case Studies/Updates

October 28, 2020 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

The CT Compost Conference scheduled for March 2020, which had been postponed has been restructured into a series of 5 free webinars. While we won’t have the opportunities to network, this event continues to play a critical role in Connecticut’s ability to better manage food scraps through composting.

This CT Compost Webinar series provides information and resources for farmers and municipalities to expand their leaf and/or manure composting operation to include food scraps. The focus of workshops will include the benefits to soil health, conservation, food waste management, and climate adaptation. Compost manufacturing and compost utilization are vital to producing healthy soils, clean air and water, and sustainable society.

Presenters:

- Joe Wetteman, CT DEEP Water Permitting and Enforcement Division

- Mike Carrigan, Agresource

- Jack Collins, Collins Compost

Additional speakers TBA

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Components of an Effective Outreach System

August 14, 2020 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Outreach plays a vital role in ending homelessness because it helps to bring clients into the homeless system that may not normally enter the homeless system. With the pandemic that we are currently going through it is more important than ever to engage people experiencing homelessness who may be disconnected and alienated not only from mainstream services and supports, but from the services targeting homeless persons as well. This webinar is the first of a series that will focus on the different components that make up an effective outreach system. During this webinar the CCEH will cover the conceptual framework of outreach, record keeping and data, outreach during COVID-19, and how to have an assertive, trauma-informed, equitable approach to outreach.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

How Vulnerable is the Homeless Population to COVID-19? Results from a National Study

August 18, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), recently completed analysis of electronic health records (EHR) for individuals with indications of a history of homelessness. Using EHR data, the research describes the prevalence rates of chronic health conditions among more than 50,000 individuals experiencing homelessness. The project found that people experiencing homelessness have significantly greater prevalence of major chronic health conditions compared to the general population. This webinar will include findings on the health care conditions as well as health services utilization among people experiencing homelessness, including: 

- Prevalence of chronic health conditions associated with higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19

- Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) utilization and other co-occurring behavioral health conditions among individuals with opioid use disorder who are experiencing homelessness

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Disability Justice in the Time of COVID

August 14, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join us for a session about what is Disability justice, gaps and solutions seen due to COVID-19 for the Disabled community, and ways to becoming more accessible to individuals with disabilities.

This session builds off of our #Blacklivesmatter and White Supremacy session. Attendance in the previous sessions is encouraged but NOT REQUIRED.

In this session you will learn:

- What is Disability Justice?

- Ways that COVID-19 has impacted the conversation about disabilities

- Identify current gaps and solutions

- Discuss various ways to incorporate needs into actions

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: Event Directly Aligned to Sustainable CT

LGBPQ and TGNC Voices in our Communities

August 21, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join two of our Equity coaches to learn about gender and queer justice, the needs of the LGBPQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, and Queer) and TGNC (Transgender or Gender- Nonconforming) communities, and how they relate to the sustainability frameworks in your sustainability actions.

This session builds off of the previous webinars in our Social Justice Series. Attendance in the previous sessions is encouraged but NOT REQUIRED.

In this session you will learn:

- What are gender and queer justice?

- Pathways to capture the voices of the LGBPQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Pansexual, and Queer) and TGNC (Transgender or Gender - Nonconforming) communities.

- Ways that COVID-19 has impacted folks

- Discuss various ways to incorporate needs into actions

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: Event Directly Aligned to Sustainable CT

Building our Future Communities with Transformative Justice

August 28, 2020 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join us for a conversation about Transformative Justice and community building. At a time of severe uncertainty and calls for alternative systems join us for a discussion about ways to invest into your community in ways that are owned and run by the community.

This session builds off of the previous webinars in our Social Justice Series. Attendance in the previous sessions is encouraged but NOT REQUIRED.

In this session you will learn:

- What is Transformative Justice and why is it relevant today more than ever?

- Pathways to community building

- Understanding Community accountability

- Envisioning a future of community vs system reliance

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: Event Directly Aligned to Sustainable CT

Encouraging Smart Commuting During COVID and Beyond

September 15, 2020 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Transportation Leaders Program and Sustainable CT both work to inspire and incentivize municipal employees and residents to choose alternative commuting methods. This workshop will review best practices in teleworking and telework policies for municipal employers; provide an overview of result from CTRides' recent commuter survey; and describe the new Transportation Leaders Program, as well as how to simultaneously earn points for smart commuting activities in Sustainable CT.

Objectives:

- Learn best practices in teleworking and telework policies for municipal employers, both during and beyond the COVID pandemic.

- Understand data from CTRides' recent commuter survey.

- Learn how to achieve recognition for smart commuting activities in both the Transportation Leaders Program and Sustainable CT.

Presenters:

- Alyssa Norwood, Sustainable CT

- Russell McDermott, CTRides

- Larry Filler, CTRides

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: Event Directly Aligned to Sustainable CT

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