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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

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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 - 7:30 am to 11:00 pm

Foxwoods Resort

Foxwoods Resort Casino, 350 Trolley Line Blvd, Mashantucket, CT 06338

CCM’s 37th Annual Convention will again be held at Foxwoods Resort on Tuesday, December 3rd and Wednesday, December 4th. The Convention is CCM’s marquee event bringing together Connecticut municipal and state personnel of all levels. The events allow attendees to share experiences and discuss current regional, state, and national trends affecting their communities.

The registration fee includes access to speakers; workshops; exhibits; Tuesday breakfast, lunch, dinner, and refreshments; prizes; Wednesday breakfast; and parking.  Personnel form every municipal department should attend this informative event!

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

Ask the Expert

November 20, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Every Wednesday at noon, we’ll hold Portfolio Manager "Ask the Expert." It’s a live webinar that gives all users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA experts in an open forum. Want to talk to a “real” person? Have a question about how Portfolio Manager calculates your score? Want to learn more about entering Green Power? Join us, and we’ll answer all your questions about ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager in this public forum.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

42nd Annual Meeting & Environmental Conference

November 23, 2019 - 10:00 am to 3:15 pm

Red Lion Hotel

Cromwell, CT

The conference, with the theme "Preserving Connecticut Habitats for Earth Day 50 and Beyond," will offer several multiple-track educational sessions — on invasive plants and pests, water quality standards and classifications, natural land stewardship, stream crossings, wetlands law, marshlands in an era of rising seas, the FEMA flood map, black bear resurgence, and more (see the speakers and descriptions of all the educational sessions).

PLUS: Keynote presentations by Connecticut Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz and CT DEEP Commissioner Katie Dykes.

More than two dozen exhibitors and nearly 300 municipal decision-makers, researchers, consultants, advocates, and land use professionals will be on hand! Bring business cards for networking. See old friends and make new ones!

CEUs pending for SWS Recertification, CT DEEP, and RIDEM credits. Select subject matter appropriate for continuing education credits for Connecticut-licensed landscape architects.

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

Northeast Multimodal and Transit Summit

November 25, 2019 - 11:00 am to 7:30 pm

New Haven, CT

The Transport Hartford Academy is organizing the second annual 2019 Northeast Multimodal and Transit Summit in collaboration with the CT DOT, Park New Haven, Go New Haven Go, the City of New Haven, the New Haven Coalition for Active Transportation, and many partners across the state. We need your support to send a clear message that multimodal transportation and transit are critical for an economically vibrant and sustainable Northeast Region.

The Summit will be held on Monday, November 25th at Yale University from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm to reach transportation professionals, while also reaching non-professionals that we need to keep informed and engaged to move multimodal topics into daily conversations, policy changes, and state legislation. Multimodal transportation is about building connections and increasing mobility while preserving a world to pass on to future generations.

The Summit brings together local leaders, state legislators, transportation professionals, planners, engineers, construction firms, developers, and passionate citizen advocates to discuss the current state, known challenges, and the best future for our state’s transportation system. The Summit includes both APA and ITE professional development credits to keep planning and engineering professionals well informed and certified.

Learn more here.

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

Portfolio Manager 301

November 26, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

With a good background on the basic functionality of EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager® tool, learn about some advanced features including: using spreadsheet upload templates to update property data; setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties; creating custom reports; and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

  • Portfolio Manager
  • Setting goals for energy improvement
  • Custom reports

Webinar level: Advanced

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Portfolio Manager 101

December 03, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join us as we introduce and demonstrate the core functionality of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. Attendees will learn how to: navigate Portfolio Manager; add a property and enter details about it; enter energy and water consumption data; and generate template performance reports to assess progress.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

  • Portfolio Manager
  • Getting started with benchmarking
  • Generating reports

Webinar level: Beginner

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Ask the Expert

December 04, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Every Wednesday at noon, we’ll hold Portfolio Manager "Ask the Expert." It’s a live webinar that gives all users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA experts in an open forum. Want to talk to a “real” person? Have a question about how Portfolio Manager calculates your score? Want to learn more about entering Green Power? Join us, and we’ll answer all your questions about ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager in this public forum.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Every Drop Counts - Assessing and Evaluating Water Efficiency in Capital Improvement Projects

December 04, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Achieving significant water savings can often require going beyond the low-hanging fruit. Find out how to take the information collected during a facility water assessment to evaluate and prioritize larger-scale projects to maximizing water, energy, and cost savings. Get the information you need to include water efficiency in capital improvements through equipment retrofits and replacements during a renovation or when designing a new facility or space.

Speaker: Tara O'Hare, EPA's WaterSense Program

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

  • Water efficiency

Webinar level: Beginner to intermediate

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Engaging Commercial Tenants in Energy Efficiency

December 05, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The people who work in your office building, retail store, warehouse, or other commercial building can make or break your efficiency strategy – after all, they often consume most of the energy. How do you engage your tenants and occupants to start saving energy?

Join us to learn about CodeGreen Solutions’ participation in the 2018 ENERGY STAR Charter Tenant Pilot program, and how they achieved recognitions for their headquarters & client offices in the Empire State Building. In addition, Vornado will share how they earned ENERGY STAR Charter Tenant recognition for tenants and hosted an energy savings competition based on the principles of “Bring Your Green to work with ENERGY STAR.”

We’ll also give an update on the status of the forthcoming ENERGY STAR Tenant Space recognition program.

Speakers:

  • Christopher Cayten, Principal, CodeGreen Solutions
  • Dan Egan, Senior Vice President, Energy & Sustainability, Vornado
  • Cindy Jacobs and Craig Haglund, ENERGY STAR Commercial Buildings

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

  • Energy management


Webinar level: Beginner, intermediate, or advanced

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Enlisting Youth to Tackle Conservation Projects

December 05, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Have a great idea for a conservation project in your community or land trust, but not sure you have the staff power, technical know-how, or energy to carry it out? Wouldn’t it be great to engage local youth in that effort?

Tune in to this webinar to learn how UConn's Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) is engaging youth in impressive land management, water quality, environmental assessment, recreation, and other environmental projects in communities throughout Connecticut.NRCA Faculty will share insights into ways of capacity-building through youth engagement.

Through this webinar, you will learn about: tangible projects that can help to meet local environmental needs technologies and resources helpful in achieving on-the-ground community project success strategies to support youth-adult conservation projects.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Portfolio Manager 201

December 10, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Continue to learn about EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, with a deeper dive into more advanced functionalities such as: editing property data; correcting and updating property use details; using the data quality checker; and sharing property data.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

  • Portfolio Manager
  • Sharing property data

Webinar level: Intermediate

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

30 Years of Connecticut's Changing Landscape

December 12, 2019 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The Connecticut's Changing Landscape project now encompasses 7 dates covering the 30-year period from 1985 to 2015. What's been happening to our state's landscape over that period?

This webinar will cover the basics of the "CCL" project and discuss the results, including findings on overall land cover change, riparian area change, forest fragmentation, land cover change over ag lands, and watershed impervious cover. We'll also give a demo and tour of the newly revamped CCL web page, which features interactive mapping and graphics.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Portfolio Manager 301

December 17, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

With a good background on the basic functionality of EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool, learn about some advanced features including: using spreadsheet upload templates to update property data; setting goals and targets to plan energy improvements for properties; creating custom reports; and using the Sustainable Buildings Checklist.

Attend this webinar if you’re interested in:

  • Portfolio Manager
  • Setting goals for energy improvement
  • Custom reports

Webinar level: Advanced

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Ask the Expert

December 18, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Every Wednesday at noon, we’ll hold Portfolio Manager "Ask the Expert." It’s a live webinar that gives all users an opportunity to ask their questions directly to EPA experts in an open forum. Want to talk to a “real” person? Have a question about how Portfolio Manager calculates your score? Want to learn more about entering Green Power? Join us, and we’ll answer all your questions about ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager in this public forum.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

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