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Sustainable CT Virtual Equity Training Series: Spring 2024

April 10, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
May 15, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
June 12, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This free, three-part, virtual equity workshop series provides a comprehensive framework of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. Attendance at all three sessions is required. Sessions run 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on: April 10, May 15, and June 12. Content will be geared to help Sustainability Teams integrate equity 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 35. This will be a live training and will not be recorded. Please only sign up if you intend to participate for the duration of each session.

Attendees will participate in three different workshops:

Beyond Unconscious Bias: Creating Systemic Change (April 10): This workshop goes beyond recognizing unconscious bias to crafting strategies for systemic change. Municipal leaders will learn how to audit policies and practices for bias, engage in reform, and implement long-term strategies for inclusivity. The session offers a mix of theoretical insights and practical tools to reshape the municipal landscape for equity and justice.

Race and Community: Deepening Engagement and Solidarity (May 15): This workshop is designed to deepen community engagement around issues of race and racism. Participants will learn about solidarity-based strategies and how to support movements for racial justice at the local level. This interactive session will focus on building partnerships, coalitions, and networks that can amplify efforts to challenge racism and build equitable communities.

Persuasion for Progress: Influencing Change in Community Attitudes (June 12): Aiming to create progressive shifts in community attitudes, this workshop provides participants with nuanced approaches to persuasion. Understanding that change often meets resistance, this session equips leaders with psychological insights and advanced communication strategies to transform skepticism into support for the Be READI© principles.
 

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

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Yale Forest Forum - Tribal Forestry: Understanding Current Issues and Challenges in Contemporary and Traditional Management of Forested Landscapes.

February 08, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

February 15, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

February 22, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

February 29, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

March 07, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

March 28, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

April 04, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

April 11, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

April 18, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

April 25, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

The Yale Forest Forum is excited to announce the Spring 2024 speaker series on the topic of “Tribal Forestry: Understanding Current Issues & Challenges in Contemporary & Traditional Management of Forested Landscapes.” Webinars will take place on Thursdays, January 18 to April 25 from 12:00-12:55 pm U.S. ET.

Tribes and First Nations have been forest stewards since time immemorial on the land that is currently called North America. In the face of climate change, tribes and First Nations continue to work with institutions, NGOs, and federal and state agencies to support Indigenous sovereignty and resilient forested landscapes. This webinar will focus on the current state of tribal forest management and Indigenous stewardship with a series of speakers from different tribes, universities, non-profits, and agencies. Beginning with an introduction to tribal forestry and the trust responsibilities, topics will include the history of forest stewardship on tribal lands in North America, federal laws and tribal forestry, contemporary uses of plants and wildlife stewardship, fire, conclusions from the Indian Forest Management Assessment (IFMAT), tribal co-management, and the future of tribal forestry in the face of climate change.

This spring speaker series is co-developed and co-hosted by The Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment, the Yale Center for Environmental Justice, and Salish Kootenai College. Join us every Thursday from January 18 to April 25 from 12:00–12:55 pm U.S. ET. Note there will be no webinars on March 14 and 21.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Representation Matters: Running for Local Office and Civic Engagement

February 24, 2024 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

March 02, 2024 - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) is proud to announce their FOURTH annual Representation Matters Two-Day Training in partnership with The Campaign School at Yale University to take place virtually on February 24 and March 2, 2024, free of charge. Designed and aimed to empower racially diverse candidates, with speakers who will teach the ins and outs of getting elected or joining a board/commission and tell their stories from experience.

Be sure to check out CCMCares.Com for more information, including speakers and schedule, as well as registration links as soon as they go live next week.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

American Mural Project Talks - “An Inconvenient Cop,” Author Edwin Raymond: Book Signing & Presentation

February 24, 2024 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

American Mural Project

90 Whiting Street, Winsted, CT 06098

The American Mural Project (AMP) will host critically acclaimed author Edwin Raymond, former NYPD lieutenant, on Saturday, February 24 at 7pm for a discussion and book signing. Raymond is the author of An Inconvenient Cop: My Fight to Change Policing in America. He is depicted prominently in his former role as a police officer in AMP’s mural of workers, on permanent exhibit in Winsted, CT. During the evening’s presentation, he will be joined by the mural artist, Ellen Griesedieck. The event is free, but pre-registration is required. Donations are welcome.

About the Author

Edwin Raymond, a fifteen-year veteran of the New York Police Department, is one of the nation’s leading voices on criminal justice reform. He has received numerous accolades, including a Commanding Officer’s Award for exceptional duty, an NAACP Courage and Leadership Award,an International Documentary Association’s Courage Under Fire Award, and a Doc Star of the Month Award.

Raymond’s struggle, as one of the “NYPD 12” whistleblowers, is also part of the Emmy award-winning documentary Crime + Punishment. The NYPD-12 officers worked bravely and tirelessly to eliminate the racist quota system in the police department.
 

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

The Yale School of the Environment Energy Justice Seminar

February 05, 2024 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

February 12, 2024 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

February 19, 2024 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

February 26, 2024 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

March 04, 2024 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

March 25, 2024 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

April 01, 2024 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

April 08, 2024 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

April 15, 2024 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

April 22, 2024 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

In late 2022, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, capping a run of new, climate and energy related funding totalling almost $2 trillion; and 40% of the benefits of that funding (presumably far greater than $2 trillion) are supposed to flow to “disadvantaged communities”. Internationally, the UN Conferences of the Parties over the last few years have also sought to institutionalize financial and policy mechanisms meant to fill an estimated $500 billion/year gap in clean energy finance to the Global South.

As we enter 2024, energy justice is a burgeoning field of real-world practices driving beyond equity and remedies into major domestic and international financial instruments as well as on-the-ground energy projects of significant magnitude. Drawing on Yale’s faculty and practitioners from the field, this energy justice seminar will give attendees detailed insight into the latest thinking and practice and help prepare students to work in this field. The seminar will be inherently interdisciplinary, drawing from multiple disciplines, including but not limited to law, sociology, anthropology, and economics. It will cover topics relating to energy justice in the areas of policy and regulation, community advocacy, legal implications, health implications, and private sector innovation. (note: the seminar will NOT meet on March 12 and March 19)
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Sustainable CT Virtual Equity Training Series: Winter 2024

February 01, 2024 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

February 29, 2024 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

March 21, 2024 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

This free, three-part, virtual equity workshop series provides a comprehensive framework of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. Attendance at all three sessions is required. Sessions run 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on: February 1, February 29, and March 21. Content will be geared to help Sustainability Teams integrate equity 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 35. This will be a live training and will not be recorded. Please only sign up if you intend to participate for the duration of each session.

Attendees will participate in three different workshops:

Be READI©: Next Steps in Municipal Transformation (February 1): This workshop will guide municipal leaders through advanced strategies for integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into their core functions and services. Participants will delve deeper into the transformational aspects of Belonging, relevant equity, access, accountability diversity, and inclusion, with a focus on case studies, data-driven decision-making, and policy development for sustained impact.

Anti-Racism in Action: Moving Beyond Awareness (February 29): Moving beyond awareness elevating the conversation from awareness to action, this workshop empowers municipal leaders to implement anti-racism initiatives. By examining successful models and identifying common obstacles, participants will learn how to enact change through policy, advocacy, and community mobilization. This session provides a roadmap for turning anti-racist principles into tangible improvements in municipal governance.

Facilitating Race Dialogues: Advanced Techniques for Leaders (March 21): This workshop takes the art of conversation to the next level, offering advanced techniques for leaders to facilitate dialogues on race. The focus will be on managing complex dynamics, navigating sensitive topics, and using conversational frameworks that promote deeper understanding and collective progress.

This webinar is eligible for Certified Connecticut Municipal Official (CCMO) professional development credit from the CT Conference of Municipalities.
 

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

CT DEEP Urban and Community Forestry Program - Grant Office Hours

January 10, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

January 24, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

February 14, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

March 13, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

March 27, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Connecticut’s Urban and Community Forestry Program is gearing up for its most robust menu of grant offerings ever! Nearly $3 million will be available through 2028 to support urban and community forestry projects.

DEEP Urban and Community Forestry staff will host Grants Office Hours as a chance for applicants to ask specific questions about the grant categories, application development, and submission process. These Office Hours will be held virtually using Zoom, no registration required. Participants are welcome to drop-in at any point within the hour-long session.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Sustainable CT Coffee Hour

March 15, 2024 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join us for an engaging Coffee Hour focusing on the art, science and “magic” of recycling education. Cyril "CJ" May, Refuse/Recycling Coordinator for the City of Waterbury, brings a wealth of experience and insights into sustainable waste practices and public outreach. From standard practices like door knocking to more elaborate, innovative strategies like recycling magic shows, our host, and perhaps a special guest, will be available to share their perspectives on how to engage in effective recycling outreach. CJ will cover 1) best ways to use traditional recycling education methods, 2) some new “best practices” as well as 3) outside-the-box magic tools useful to magician and “muggle” alike.  Don't miss this opportunity to caffeinate, connect, learn, and be inspired! Learn more about CJ’s “enviromagic” outside of Waterbury at www.betterworldmagic.com.

Join Sustainable CT for virtual, informal, discussions most third Fridays of each month. We share program updates and resources, explore your questions, and strengthen the network of Sustainable CT champions. These sessions are free and open to all.
 

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

Connecticut Land Conservation Conference

March 23, 2024 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wesleyan University, Usdan Center

45 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, CT 06459

The Connecticut Land Conservation Conference has been the largest conservation gathering and only land trust convocation of its kind in Connecticut. Attracting over 500 attendees, the Annual Conference has provided dynamic training, networking and information sharing opportunities for board members, staff, and volunteers from Connecticut's many land trusts and conservation organizations.

Rounding out the attendees and presenters, a broad spectrum of people involved with municipal land use commissions, state agencies, private groups with conservation missions including enthusiasts from garden clubs and various grassroots-level land preservation advocates have all participated.
 

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

Sustainable CT Virtual Equity Training Series: Spring 2024

April 10, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

May 15, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

June 12, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This free, three-part, virtual equity workshop series provides a comprehensive framework of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. Attendance at all three sessions is required. Sessions run 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm on: April 10, May 15, and June 12. Content will be geared to help Sustainability Teams integrate equity 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 35. This will be a live training and will not be recorded. Please only sign up if you intend to participate for the duration of each session.

Attendees will participate in three different workshops:

Beyond Unconscious Bias: Creating Systemic Change (April 10): This workshop goes beyond recognizing unconscious bias to crafting strategies for systemic change. Municipal leaders will learn how to audit policies and practices for bias, engage in reform, and implement long-term strategies for inclusivity. The session offers a mix of theoretical insights and practical tools to reshape the municipal landscape for equity and justice.

Race and Community: Deepening Engagement and Solidarity (May 15): This workshop is designed to deepen community engagement around issues of race and racism. Participants will learn about solidarity-based strategies and how to support movements for racial justice at the local level. This interactive session will focus on building partnerships, coalitions, and networks that can amplify efforts to challenge racism and build equitable communities.

Persuasion for Progress: Influencing Change in Community Attitudes (June 12): Aiming to create progressive shifts in community attitudes, this workshop provides participants with nuanced approaches to persuasion. Understanding that change often meets resistance, this session equips leaders with psychological insights and advanced communication strategies to transform skepticism into support for the Be READI© principles.
 

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

Sustainable CT Coffee Hour

April 19, 2024 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join Sustainable CT for virtual, informal, discussions most third Fridays of each month. We share program updates and resources, explore your questions, and strengthen the network of Sustainable CT champions. These sessions are free and open to all.
 

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

Sustainable CT Coffee Hour

May 17, 2024 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join Sustainable CT for virtual, informal, discussions most third Fridays of each month. We share program updates and resources, explore your questions, and strengthen the network of Sustainable CT champions. These sessions are free and open to all.
 

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

Sustainable CT Virtual Equity Training Series: Summer 2024

June 13, 2024 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

July 11, 2024 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

August 01, 2024 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

This free, three-part, virtual equity workshop series provides a comprehensive framework of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion. Attendance at all three sessions is required. Sessions run 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on: June 13, July 11, and August 1. Content will be geared to help Sustainability Teams integrate equity 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 35. This will be a live training and will not be recorded. Please only sign up if you intend to participate for the duration of each session.

Attendees will participate in three different workshops:

Be READI© Leadership: Championing Equity at the Forefront (June 13): This workshop is tailored for those who are ready to lead by example in the realm of equity and inclusion. Building upon the principles and strategies discussed in previous equity training series, this workshop aims to cultivate leaders who not only understand the Be READI© framework but can also effectively champion these values within their municipalities. Participants will explore advanced leadership techniques, including how to influence organizational culture, inspire teams, and lead equitable change initiatives that yield measurable results.

Measuring What Matters: Assessing DEI Impact in Municipalities (July 11): This workshop focuses on the importance of tracking progress and evaluating the impact of DEI initiatives. This hands-on workshop guides participants through the creation of effective assessment tools and indicators that align with the Be READI© framework. Municipal leaders will learn how to collect and analyze data, report on findings, and use insights to drive continuous improvement and accountability in DEI efforts.

Sustainable Change: Institutionalizing Be READI© Practices (August 1): This workshop is designed to ensure the longevity and resilience of DEI efforts. This session will help participants identify and implement policies and practices that embed the principles of Belonging, relevant equity, access, accountability diversity, and inclusion into the DNA of municipal operations. Leaders will be equipped with strategies for policy development, stakeholder engagement, and the creation of a municipal infrastructure that supports lasting DEI integration.
 

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

Sustainable CT Coffee Hour

June 21, 2024 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join Sustainable CT for virtual, informal, discussions most third Fridays of each month. We share program updates and resources, explore your questions, and strengthen the network of Sustainable CT champions. These sessions are free and open to all.
 

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

Sustainable CT Coffee Hour

July 19, 2024 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join Sustainable CT for virtual, informal, discussions most third Fridays of each month. We share program updates and resources, explore your questions, and strengthen the network of Sustainable CT champions. These sessions are free and open to all.
 

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

Sustainable CT Coffee Hour

August 16, 2024 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join Sustainable CT for virtual, informal, discussions most third Fridays of each month. We share program updates and resources, explore your questions, and strengthen the network of Sustainable CT champions. These sessions are free and open to all.
 

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

Sustainable CT Coffee Hour

September 20, 2024 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join Sustainable CT for virtual, informal, discussions most third Fridays of each month. We share program updates and resources, explore your questions, and strengthen the network of Sustainable CT champions. These sessions are free and open to all.
 

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

Sustainable CT Coffee Hour

October 18, 2024 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join Sustainable CT for virtual, informal, discussions most third Fridays of each month. We share program updates and resources, explore your questions, and strengthen the network of Sustainable CT champions. These sessions are free and open to all.
 

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

Sustainable CT Coffee Hour

November 15, 2024 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join Sustainable CT for virtual, informal, discussions most third Fridays of each month. We share program updates and resources, explore your questions, and strengthen the network of Sustainable CT champions. These sessions are free and open to all.
 

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

Sustainable CT Coffee Hour

December 20, 2024 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join Sustainable CT for virtual, informal, discussions most third Fridays of each month. We share program updates and resources, explore your questions, and strengthen the network of Sustainable CT champions. These sessions are free and open to all.
 

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

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