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

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
September 11, 2019 - 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Eastern Connecticut State University
Eastern Rd, Windham, CT 06226 J. Eugene Smith Library, Johnson Community Room (Room 204)

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

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Setting Up A Recycling Program In Your School

December 16, 2019 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Please join us to learn more about how to set up or strengthen your existing recycling program at your school. This webinar will highlight types of bins, where to set them, how to work with your maintenance staff, and working with your hauler. It will also include how to promote the program, including education for students and staff and signage.

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

Transportation and Climate Initiative: Updates Webinar

December 17, 2019 - 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

On Tuesday, December 17, the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) will host a public webinar to share the latest updates in the TCI regional low-carbon transportation policy development process. The webinar will also be recorded and posted to the TCI website.  

Learn more about the TCI regional low-carbon transportation policy development process.

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

21st Century Methods for Measuring Excess Food

December 19, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Got leftovers? In food loss prevention and recovery, the first ingredient is to measure our excess food, whether in a restaurant kitchen, cafeteria or at home. During this webinar you’ll discover the value and benefits of calculating your organization’s excess, surplus and leftover food & beverage. You will also learn methods of excess food measurement, such as counting leftovers with a reliable pen and paper, using an excel-based spreadsheet to generate your food loss data, or harnessing 21st century artificial technology to automate quantifiable measurement results. This webinar supports the national Winning on Reducing Food Waste Federal Interagency Strategy, Priority Area 3: Improve Coordination and Guidance on Food Loss and Waste Measurement.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Sustainable Waste Management: How Do We Get There?

January 09, 2020 - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Quinebaug Valley Community College

742 Upper Maple Street Killingly, CT 06239

Connecticut, like the nation, is facing huge challenges in modernizing the waste management methods available to communities in terms of managing costs as well as how to continue to protect the environment. The speakers at this seminar will discuss several current topics related to waste management and related challenges including:

  • Special Guest: State Senator Mae Flexer, named a “2019 Environmental Champion” by the Conservation League of Voters
  • The cost of recycling and waste disposal are increasing. What can Connecticut municipalities do about it?
  • Contamination: An important example of why we need to care about waste management.
  • A regional approach, next steps, and Q&A

The event is free to attend, however registration is required.

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

Climate Impacts: Public Health Webinar

January 09, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

Join us for our January webinar as we discuss how to leverage existing public health infrastructure to build climate resilience and engage and serve front line communities that are most vulnerable.  More information coming soon. 

The Climate Impacts: Public Health Webinar is part of the WEATHERING CHANGE: Local Solutions for Strong Communities webinar series presented by Antioch University New England, in partnership with the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

For more information, or to view recordings of past webinars. visit their website: www.communityresilience-center.org

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

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