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Funding Opportunities for Brownfields

June 24, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

The Connecticut Brownfields Initiative (CBI) is inviting you for an online webinar on Funding Opportunities for Brownfields.

The webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of financing options (EPA, DECD) for brownfield sites in CT

  • CBI’s New Fall Municipal Assistance Program

  • Brownfields project support with no cost the applicant
Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Census Bureau Data for the LGBTQ Community

June 24, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This Summit on “Census Bureau Data for the LGBTQ Community” is a FREE Virtual Webinar which will teach users how to access data to explore the characteristics of same-sex households at local geographic levels, including for counties and cities. This training will use ACS (American Community Survey) data and other census surveys.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

June Research Webinar Series

June 07, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

"Stakeholder evaluation to inform large-scale resilience planning"

June 09, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

"Real Estate Values, Tax Revenues, and Climate Change-Induced Retreat from Flood Zones"

June 11, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

"Modeling Nearshore Dynamics of Extreme Storms in Complex Environments of Connecticut"

June 14, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

"Extreme Precipitation and Riverine Flood Risk"

June 16, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

"Simulation and Momentum Analysis of Tides Over the Salt Marsh at Guilford, CT"

June 18, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

"GIS Modeling of Urban Flood Prone Areas"

June 21, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

"Change in Heat Vulnerability and Land-use Influence"

June 23, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

"Transit Oriented Development"

June 25, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 12:20 pm

"Legal & Policy Tools for Climate Resilience"

June 25, 2021 - 12:20 pm to 1:00 pm

"Policy Panel - Discussion with Research Teams"

Throughout the month of June, hear about innovative Resilient Connecticut climate change research in this CIRCA "brown bag" webinar series. Focused on specific topics and condensed on time, enjoy one or all nine of these free webinars by clicking on the Register link above.

Each event will be held for 30 minutes during the lunch hour with ~ 20 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes of Q&A. The final webinar on June 25 will run an extra 30 minutes and feature a panel of previous speakers who will discuss policy implications of their work in a moderated Q&A format. Each event will be moderated by CIRCA's Assistant Director of Research, Dr. Yaprak Onat.

An abstract and more information for each webinar will be added below this schedule in the Program Details later this month. If you can't attend these live events, please feel free to watch them on UConn CIRCA's YouTube channel later.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Climate, Energy, & Inequity: From Exposures to Epidemiology

June 30, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Join YCCCH for this special seminar on household energy, energy insecurity, air pollution and why/how it connects to climate & health.

About this event:

Dr. Daniel Carrión is an environmental health scientist currently conducting research on energy insecurity, extreme ambient temperatures, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. His doctoral research focused on energy poverty in rural Ghana, examining health outcomes from household air pollution exposures, and opportunities for intervention. He received his BA from Ithaca College, his MPH from New York Medical College, and his PhD from Columbia University’s Climate and Health Program. Outside of his research activities, Dr. Carrión is a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program and a member of the New York Academy of Medicine. He was appointed by Governor Cuomo in 2016 to New York State’s Minority Health Council.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

COVID-19 HUB Demographic and Economic Resources

July 01, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

The U.S. Census Bureau's COVID-19 Data Hub was built in collaboration with ESRI and leverages many features of the ArcGIS platform and solution templates. Data from the American Community Survey and the County Business Patterns program are leveraged to guide decision-making related to the pandemic.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Sustainable CT Virtual Equity Training Series: Summer 2021

July 06, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

August 17, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

September 07, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

This free, three-part, virtual equity workshop series provides a comprehensive framework of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI). Attendance at all three sessions is required. Sessions run 12:00 - 4:00 pm on: July 6th, August 17th, and September 7th. Content will be geared to help Sustainability Teams integrate REDI considerations into their Sustainable CT initiatives. Who should attend? Sustainability Team members (elected officials, municipal staff, commissioners, volunteers) in registered Sustainable CT communities. Attendance is capped at 30. 

Advancing equity increases the prosperity, health, and safety of the entire community. In order to transform structures, organizations, communities, and systems, community leaders and residents need an equity lens focusing on the unique experiences of marginalized identities including People of Color, LGBTQ+, and Immigrants. This highly interactive training provides:

- A comprehensive framework and definitions of racial equity, diversity, inclusion (REDI)

- An overview of the value of REDI, community engagement, and why representation is important

- Practical strategies for advancing REDI through inclusive town events, community dialogue, resident feedback, and town responsiveness.

Workshop leaders 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.

If you can't make the Summer series, check out our Winter, Spring, and Fall workshop series.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: Sustainable CT Event, with Eligibility to Earn Points

Census Bureau Data About Persons with Disabilities and Aging Populations

July 13, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This Summit on “Data About Persons with Disabilities and Aging Populations” is a FREE Virtual Webinar which will explore these tabulations and how to access these statistics at local geographic levels.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Data about Race, Ethnicity and Ancestry

July 15, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

The decennial censuses, American Community Survey, the Intercensal Population Estimates Program, and the Annual Business Survey provide ongoing data about the changing race and ethnicity profile of your community. You will learn how the use of data.census.gov will better inform your outreach and grant applications.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Climate Change, Cities, & Health: Advancing Solutions Through Research

July 16, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Join YCCCH for this special seminar by Dr. José Siri on his work in urban and planetary health, climate change, and systems thinking.

About this event:

Dr. José Siri helps manage the Wellcome Trust’s portfolio of urban research and works to build strategic engagement to advance the field of planetary health. Previously, he was a research fellow at the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health in Kuala Lumpur, where he led research, policy and capacity-building efforts in urban health, and was a co-investigator for Salud Urbana en América Latina, a Wellcome-funded project to improve urban health across Latin America. Dr. Siri received a BS in ecology and systematics from Cornell University and an MPH and PhD in epidemiology from the University of Michigan. He completed his postdoctoral studies at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Austria. His expertise bridges urban and planetary health, climate change, systems thinking, sustainable development, infectious disease, malaria control, and urban studies.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Sustainable CT Coffee Hours

January 15, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

February 19, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

March 19, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

April 14, 2021 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

May 21, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

June 18, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

July 20, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

August 20, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

September 17, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

October 15, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

November 19, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

December 17, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join Sustainable CT for informal discussions the third Friday of each month. We'll share program updates and resources, explore your questions, and strengthen the network of Sustainable CT champions. These sessions are open to all and will be recorded.

Recordings of Previous Coffee Hours

Organizing Your Sustainability Team with the Town of New Milford - January 15th

Equity Coaching and Old Lyme's Approach to Equity - Februrary 19th

All Eyes on Our No-Cost Assistance - March 19th

The Many Flavors of Municipal Collaboration - April 14th

Community Conversations with the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness - May 21st

Meeting the Fellows and Understanding the Sustainable CT Website - June 18th
 

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

Equity in Data Community of Practice

July 20, 2021 - 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

This is the July meeting of Connecticut's Equity and Ethics Community of Practice. It is open to anyone interested in this topic.

Join the monthly discussion! July's topic is yet to be determined.

About this group:

The Connecticut's Equity and Ethics Community of Practice is comprised of a group of data users in Connecticut who are supporting one another as they work toward more equitable data practices. The focus is on racial equity explicitly but not exclusively.

Some of the topics we talk about include:

  • How can we make sure we don't make certain groups invisible through how we disaggregate our data?

  • How can we learn to focus our attention on the strengths, rather than the deficits, of groups we are seeking to serve or support?

  • How can we learn from the people who we hope will benefit from our products or services about what their data means to them?

  • How can we help the institutions that we are part of to be trustworthy so that people will trust us with their information/data?

You can read more about past events here.

Please feel free to check out the group. And if it is helpful, please share it!
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Accessing Community Health Needs ACS for Health Care Professionals

July 20, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

This Summit on “Assessing Community Health Needs for Health Care Professionals” is a FREE Virtual Webinar which will help those producing community health needs assessments (CHNA) learn how to obtain the most current demographic data for their communities. It will also introduce data users to statistics about healthcare access, income levels and educational attainment.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Census Bureau Data for Emergency Management

July 29, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

This Summit on “Data for Emergency Management” is a FREE Virtual Webinar which will teach users how to navigate the enterprise data-access tool and other resources on census.gov to assist with planning, response and recovery for natural disasters and other emergencies.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Census Bureau Data for Migrant Workers

August 10, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

This Summit on “Census Bureau Data for Migrant Workers” is a FREE Virtual Webinar which will provide guidance on the utilization of resources on the census.gov as it pertains to migrant workers and those that serve these communities. Featured will be ACS data, Population Estimates data, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) and Small Area Poverty Estimates (SAPIE).
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Making the Best of the 2020 Census

April 14, 2021 - 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Town Hall #1: 2020 Census was “Different” – A Rundown of Issues

May 12, 2021 - 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Town Hall #2: Solving Data “Differences” – Assessing the Use Cases

June 16, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Training #1: Addressing the Census – Why Address Data is Crucial and How to Use It

August 18, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Training #2: Age Bins – Where to Find More Data

September 15, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Training #3: Beyond COVID – Identifying Public Health Data to Prevent Disaster

Accurate statistics about 2020 will rely on much more than the decennial census data collection. Developing reliable data will require an understanding of challenges resulting from the pandemic, combined with greater use of non-traditional sources like administrative records. The solutions to these problems will impact how data is gathered going forward for a variety of purposes: education, housing, economic development, public health, and more.

Register today for this series of town hall events and trainings. During this workshop series you will learn more about the quality of the data that state and local leaders rely on and how you can improve and supplement it.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Data Visualization

September 09, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

September 16, 2021 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Data Experience Level: Intermediate

Once you learn how to gain insights from data or tell data stories, you may still not be sure how to create clear, compelling charts and graphs electronically to support your story.

By learning the principles of data visualization, and applying them with free data tools we will use in this workshop, you will learn how to create simple, compelling charts that effectively convey insights you gain from data.

During this TWO-PART workshop, you will learn how to begin using Datawrapper and Tableau, and how you can improve your Excel charts.

In Data Visualization you will learn how to:

  • Make decisions about color and design to communicate your message.

  • Create graphs in Datawrapper and Tableau Public (free tools).

  • Make decisions about how much detail to show (or not) depending on your audience.

A note about the fee:

Workshops build skills, clear up confusion, and enhance professional development, but you didn’t need us to tell you that. Studies have found that by charging a small fee, it increases the likelihood that you will attend this workshop and reap the benefits of the training. For this reason, we charge a small fee to help you follow-through on your desire to improve your data skills - which is why you signed up. However, if you are truly unable to pay the fee, please contact Sarah (sarah@ctdata.org) to attend this training free of charge.

A reminder of the schedule:

  • Part 1, September 9, 10-11am.

  • Part 2, September 16, 10am-12pm.
Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Sustainable CT Virtual Equity Training Series: Fall 2021

October 05, 2021 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

October 28, 2021 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

November 23, 2021 - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

This free, three-part, virtual equity workshop series provides a comprehensive framework of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI). Attendance at all three sessions is required. Sessions run 9:00 am - 1:00 pm on: October 5th, October 28th, and November 23rd. Content will be geared to help Sustainability Teams integrate REDI considerations into their Sustainable CT initiatives. Who should attend? Sustainability Team members (elected officials, municipal staff, commissioners, volunteers) in registered Sustainable CT communities. Attendance is capped at 30. 

Advancing equity increases the prosperity, health, and safety of the entire community. In order to transform structures, organizations, communities, and systems, community leaders and residents need an equity lens focusing on the unique experiences of marginalized identities including People of Color, LGBTQ+, and Immigrants. This highly interactive training provides:

- A comprehensive framework and definitions of racial equity, diversity, inclusion (REDI)

- An overview of the value of REDI, community engagement, and why representation is important

- Practical strategies for advancing REDI through inclusive town events, community dialogue, resident feedback, and town responsiveness.

Workshop leaders 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. 

If you can't make the Fall series, check out our Winter, Spring, and Summer workshop series.

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: Sustainable CT Event, with Eligibility to Earn Points

Revitalizing New England: Brownfields Summit 2022

May 18, 2022 - 9:00 am to 7:30 pm

Devens Common Center

31 Andrews Parkway, Devens, MA 01434

May 19, 2022 - 7:30 am to 3:45 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 states 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 state and federal partners are organizing a regional Summit.

The goals of the Summit are to:

- Share information about the financial incentives, liability protections, & technical & other assistance available for brownfields development from federal & state governments

- Promote best practice & lessons learned across states

- Provide an opportunity to increase networking & information-sharing among key stakeholders

- The two-day Summit 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. If funding is available, there will be a reception in the evening of the first day.

Organizers expect approximately 300 people to attend, including representatives from:

- State, tribal, & federal government brownfields & waste site cleanup programs

- Local, regional, & state economic development agencies

- Real estate developers, financial institutions, & law firms

- Planning & economic development consulting firms

- Local governments

- Interested citizens & non-governmental organizations

- Job training grantees

- Environmental professional
 

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

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