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Strengthening Your Sustainable CT Application: Lessons Learned from Pre-Application Reviews

June 04, 2019 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

This webinar will discuss lessons learned from municipalities' pre-application submission, including tips for strengthening final Sustainable CT applications (due August 30th.) This webinar is open to all municipalities applying for Sustainable CT certification, regardless of whether or not you any of your actions were reviewed for the May 2nd deadline.

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

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SCT Workshop: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion 101

July 16, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Middlesex Community College

100 Training Hill Rd, Middletown, CT 06457 Room 808A, Chapman Hall

July 18, 2019 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Naugatuck Valley Community College

750 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury, CT 06708 F-101, Founders Hall

July 24, 2019 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Three Rivers Community College

574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360, Room F117

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. You can view the details of the other workshops: Everyday Anti-Racism Workshop and How to Have a Conversation about Race, Bias and Equity Workshop.

Registration is free and light drinks will be served.

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

Education and Outreach Tools for Your Recycling Program, featuring Film and Flexible Packaging

July 24, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Starting April 2019, The Recycling Partnership will launch “Webinar Wednesdays,” offering monthly free webinars on contamination-fighting best practices and communications tools to better your community’s recycling program. The webinars, which will be held the last Wednesday of every month at 12 pm ET, will be alternately hosted by members of The Partnership’s Technical Assistance and Communications teams.

The webinar series will feature two “tracks” – one focused on technical assistance, the other on communications. Each track will utilize a core presentation and feature different success stories from recycling professionals across the country who have successfully implemented contamination-fighting campaigns in their community recycling programs.

Bookmark this landing page to stay up-to-date on the webinar series: we’ll be adding in more info about which communities will be featured when, as well as specific topics to be covered in the Communications track.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

EBC New England Climate Change Summit

July 26, 2019 - 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Fidelity Investments

900 Salem Street, Smithfield, RI

The EBC New England Climate Change Resilience and Adaptation Summit is designed to provide an opportunity to learn from and participate with a range of speakers from the New England States regarding the important issues of climate change in the region. The keynote speaker will be U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, long a strong voice in responding to climate change.
 
Representatives from New England State climate leaders will provide key success elements and brief updates on their specific climate change plans, program priorities, and implementation strategies. The major focus will be on those key elements that are moving each state's programs forward in preparation for the impact of climate change.
 
Also included with each state presentation will be representatives from the municipal and private sectors to provide key success elements of case studies for their respective municipality and facility.
 
Lunch will be included with registration.

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

Sustainable CT Applicant Question and Answer Sessions

June 18, 2019 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Western Council of Governments

1 Riverside Rd, Sandy Hook, CT 06482

June 25, 2019 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Lower Connecticut River Valley Council of Governments

145 Old Dennison Road, Essex, CT 06426

July 09, 2019 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Northeastern Connecticut Council of Governments

125 Putnam Pike, Dayville, CT 06241

July 19, 2019 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Capitol Region Council of Governments

241 Main St. #4, Hartford, CT 06106

July 30, 2019 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

South Central Regional Council of Governments

4th Floor West, 127 Washington Ave, North Haven, CT 06473

August 02, 2019 - 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Northwest Hills Council of Governments

59 Torrington Rd, Goshen, CT 06756

Sustainable CT will hold application Q & A sessions. Registration required to receive an appointment time (no walk-ins, please). Attend any session that’s most convenient. Come with your questions, and if your application is near-complete, receive an informal review, with feedback on what to fix before submitting. Sessions are open to all but with time slots prioritized for applicants submitting for 2019 certification.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: Event Directly Aligned to Sustainable CT

Remediate Health/Safety Issues & Make Energy Upgrades

July 31, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

To help reduce health and safety issues, and improve the energy efficiency of multifamily properties, the Connecticut Green Bank has obtained funding from the State of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) for the EnergizeCT Health and Safety Revolving Loan Fund. These loans are designed to help owners serving primarily low-income residents to remediate health and safety issues that will enable follow-on energy upgrades and other improvements.

Eligible measures for this funding include, but are not limited to:  

  • Asbestos remediation;
  • Lead paint removal;
  • Mold remediation;
  • Roof repair/replacement;
  • Radon;
  • Knob and tube wiring.

Join us for this webinar learn more about the program and how to apply for funds.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

SCT Workshop: Everyday Anti-Racism

August 06, 2019 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Naugatuck Valley Community College

750 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury, CT 06708 F-101, Founders Hall

August 07, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Middlesex Community College

100 Training Hill Rd, Middletown, CT 06457 Room 808A, Chapman Hall

August 08, 2019 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Three Rivers Community College

574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360, Room F117

Advancing racial equity increases the prosperity, health, and safety of the entire community. In order to transform structures, organizations, communities, and systems, today’s leaders need to be able to lead with an anti-racism / racial equity lens. Workshop facilitators show leaders how to apply anti-racism strategies to policies, practices, programs, evaluation, and financial decisions that advance equity in practical, tangible ways. 

Through exercises, discussions, and presentations, participants will strengthen their knowledge of strategies and tools to achieve racial equity.  Participants will explore a framework for racial justice efforts that move beyond merely valuing racial diversity to creating racial equity. Participants will discuss how leading with a racial equity lens is an essential component of a strategy for structural transformation to create equity for all.

This event is 1 of 3 workshops. You can view the details of the other workshops: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Workshop and How to Have a Conversation about Race, Bias and Equity Workshop.

Registration is free and light drinks will be served.

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

Engaging Residents in Better Recycling: Promotion, Outreach, Education and Enforcement

August 07, 2019 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Killingly Town Hall

172 Main Street Danielson, CT 06239

Learn about different recycling promotion and outreach efforts that your towns can utilize to engage residents in better recycling practices. Education and knowledge can inform, but alone, they will not lead to action. Arrive ready to learn and participate in activities and discussion to better how your town approaches recycling.

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

SCT Workshop: How to Have a Conversation about Race, Bias, and Equity

September 11, 2019 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Three Rivers Community College

574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, CT 06360, Room F117

September 18, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Middlesex Community College

100 Training Hill Rd, Middletown, CT 06457 Room 808A, Chapman Hall

September 19, 2019 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Naugatuck Valley Community College

750 Chase Pkwy, Waterbury, CT 06708 F-101, Founders Hall

Gathering diverse stakeholders for community conversations is an important strategy for healing racial divides and building trust among different racial and ethnic groups, law enforcement, and local elected officials. Humans communicate on many levels: spoken language, tone, body language, style, and personality.The fact that we have complex cultural identities and a host of differing past experiences increases the probability of cross-cultural miscommunications.

This workshop provides an in-depth focus on major cross-cultural communication theories, ways that cultural values, power, privilege, and differences affect the way we communicate, tools for questioning assumptions, and ways to improve cross-cultural communications. Workshop facilitators show leaders resources and materials to help kick off, prepare for, and facilitate conversations about race, bias, and equity.

This event is 1 of 3 workshops. You can view the details of the other workshops: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Workshop and Everyday Anti-Racism Workshop.

Registration is free and light drinks will be served.

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

U.S. Regulatory Approaches for Packaging

September 11, 2019 - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

The US Regulatory Approaches for Packaging is scheduled for September 11 at 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (EST).  The webinar will provide insight into the different approaches states are taking to address packaging.  Cole Rosengren, Senior Editor of Waste Dive, will provide an overview of the different strategies states have proposed across the nation to deal with packaging and how industry groups have responded.

Cole will also focus in on the Northeast states specific approaches and their status.  Heidi Sanborn, Executive Director of the National Stewardship Action Council, will present California’s proposed strategies and the steps they have incorporated into their proposed approach.  In addition, Sarah Lakeman, Sustainable Maine Project Director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, will present the specifics of Maine’s proposed strategies and their intended outcomes.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Sustainable CT Workshop Series

June 14, 2019 - 12:00 am to 12:05 am

September 13, 2019 - 12:00 am to 12:05 am

This workshop series, provided in collaboration with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities, will provide an overview of the Sustainable CT program, the benefits to participation, and tools, resources, and funding for registered municipalities. Further, each workshop focuses on particular Sustainable CT categories.

  • Friday, June. 14.  Stamford, CT, specific location to be determined.  We will focus on actions in Sustainable CT's Transportation and Housing categories, highlighting success stories from Sustainable CT certified communities.
  • Friday, September 13. Location to be determined.  We will focus on actions in Sustainable CT’s Local Economies and Creative Cultural Ecosystems categories, highlighting success stories from Sustainable CT certified communities.

These workshops are available to CCM members only and are free. Register and find additional information here 6 weeks prior to each event.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: Event Directly Aligned to Sustainable CT

HOLD FOR - Green Snow Pro: Sustainable Winter Operations

September 20, 2019 - 12:00 am to 12:05 am

Colchester

October 03, 2019 - 12:00 am to 12:05 am

Colchester

TIMES AND LOCATIONS FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE ANNOUNCED WHEN AVAILABLE.

Sustainability in Winter Operations is more important than ever. With environmental impacts increasing and budgets continuing to decline, towns must employ best practices to minimize salt use and maximize their operations for both fiscal and environmental stewardship.

This class focuses on those best practices for salt application and maintenance of public works facilities and equipment and uses demonstrations and case studies to illustrate the positive impact these strategies can have on your community and operations.

Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for those responsible for overseeing winter operations in their public works departments.

Directors of Public Works, Fleet Managers, Highway Superintendents and Supervisors are encouraged to attend and are encouraged to have their municipal contractors attend as well.

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

The Connecticut Forum: Climate Crisis

November 22, 2019 - 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

The Bushnell

166 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT 06106

A call-to-action conversation about climate change.

  • What are the facts? What does the science tell us?
  • What are the most promising strategies? Innovations?
  • What can we do now?

Single Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 1, 2019. Season subscribers may purchase extra tickets now by calling ( 860) 509-0909.

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

2019 Sustainable CT Certification Awards Ceremony at the CCM Annual Convention

December 03, 2019 - 12:00 am to 12:05 am

Time and Location TBD


More details coming soon.

Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: Event Directly Aligned to Sustainable CT

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