Trainings & Events

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Sustainable CT Coffee Hour: A Pathway to Gold

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

Come one, come all for the first session of our “Pathway to Gold” webinar series: Action 8.6, Collaborating with Other Municipalities on Sustainability Actions. Learn about this required step for Gold certification, hear from municipalities that have completed this action, share your experiences with municipal collaboration, and have your questions answered by Sustainable CT staff.

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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UConn Technical Assistance for Brownfields: Brownfield Redevelopment - Brownfields to Healthfields

July 19, 2024 - 10:00 am to 10:30 am

Join the UConn Technical Assistance for Brownfields Program for a webinar with Miles Ballogg from EnSafe discussing brownfields to healthfields!
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

EPA Clean School Bus Program: Joint Office Technical Assistance Webinar Series

June 18, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

July 24, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

August 28, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

September 25, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Authorized by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, EPA’s Clean School Bus Program provides $5 billion over five years to replace school buses with low- and zero-emission school buses. Additionally, NREL’s $5 million Clean Bus Planning Awards Program provides free technical assistance to create comprehensive and customized bus electrification plans for fleets. This webinar series co-hosted with the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation will cover the following technical assistance topics related to clean school buses: 

  • June 18 @ 1 PM ET – Differences Between ESBs and ICE Buses, ESB Maintenance, and Bus RFP Best Practices
  • July 24 @ 1 PM ET – Battery Overview, Recycling/End-of-Life Options, and Warranties
  • August 28 @ 1 PM ET – Building a Case For ESBs in your Fleet including Benefits, Total Cost Of Ownership (TCO), and Emissions Calculators
  • September 25 @ 1 PM ET – Electrification Process including a Step-by-Step Guide for New Adopters

For more information on the EPA Clean School Bus Program, please visit: epa.gov/cleanschoolbus

For more information on the NREL Clean School Bus Planning Awards Program, please visit: driveelectric.gov/clean-bus-planning-awards

If you have any programmatic questions or feedback, please email: [email protected]

If you have any technical assistance programs, please email: [email protected]
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Building Electrification: A Passive House Symposium

July 25, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Zero-emission buildings are the priority for a decarbonized built environment, and electrification powered by clean energy, utilizing batteries and heat pumps, is entering the popular psyche. The call is to “electrify everything!” However, what’s often lost is that electrifying typical buildings is impractical, resulting in overwhelmed utilities and skyrocketing costs while burdening us with the same poor-performing buildings. 

Passive House can transform the possibilities. Electrification leveraged by Passive House performance lowers the burden on the utilities and preserves affordability while dramatically improving resilience and equitable outcomes.

Electrification x Passive House is the winning formula, and this symposium explores the guts of it all.

Event Type: Webinar

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

Eversource First Thursdays: Heat Pump Water Heaters 101

August 01, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Join Eversource on the first Thursday of most months to learn about our energy efficiency programs and offerings in Connecticut. These lunchtime webinars are an opportunity to learn directly from your desk.

For Eversource's next First Thursday webinar of 2024, Jesus Pernia, Energy Efficiency Consultant with Eversource, will share an overview of heat pump water heaters including how the equipment works and available rebates for residential and commercial customers.

Why should you attend?

  • Learn about the technology behind heat pump water heaters
  • Find out about available rebates for your residential and commercial water heating needs
  • Understand how heat pump water heaters can reduce your carbon footprint
Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Sustainable CT Coffee Hour

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

Join Sustainable CT for virtual, informal, discussions most third Thursdays 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 Age Well Collaborative - AgeWellFest

September 12, 2024 - 9:30 am to 3:00 am

Meriden Green (plus surrounding downtown locations)

77 State St, Meriden, CT 06450

AgeWellFest is a first-of-its-kind, in-person experiential learning opportunity for every Connecticut community.

A festival of the Connecticut Age Well Collaborative, we’re celebrating every ability and every age. For the vibe, think First Night (but in the daytime) meets conference (but without the slide decks). Municipal leaders, staff, commission members, community stakeholders, policymakers, nonprofits, and anyone else interested in fostering more aging, dementia, and disability-inclusive communities are invited to a day of connection, engaging education, and fun.

WHEN IS IT?

Thursday, September 12, 9:30am – 3:00pm
Rain date to be announced. In the event of extreme weather on both dates, AgeWellFest will be rescheduled for a date in the spring.

WHERE IS IT?

The Meriden Green
Plus surrounding downtown locations!

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

  • Interactive learning sessions (many eligible for continuing education credits)
  • Choose-your-own food truck lunch and entertainment
  • Presentation of our annual Wellspring Awards
  • Modeling best practices for inclusive, accessible events
Event Type: In-Person Event or Training
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Sustainable CT Coffee Hour

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

Join Sustainable CT for virtual, informal, discussions most third Thursdays 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

2024 CTData Conference

October 17, 2024 - 8:00 am to 4:15 pm

The Heritage Hotel Golf, Spa & Conference Center

522 Heritage Road, Southbury, CT 06488

As data people, our role is often one of making connections across organizations or across geographies to better understand progress or challenges in the social sector. During the conference, participants will learn about the pivotal role data has played in making connections, improving systems, and measuring outcomes through data integration, data infrastructure development, data strategy building, and more.

The conference will take place at the beautiful Heritage Hotel in Southbury, CT. With many beautiful indoor-outdoor gathering spaces, you will have many opportunities to develop new connections, share ideas, and start new partnerships.
 

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

Sustainable CT Coffee Hour

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

Join Sustainable CT for virtual, informal, discussions most third Thursdays 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 21, 2024 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join Sustainable CT for virtual, informal, discussions most third Thursdays 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 19, 2024 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Join Sustainable CT for virtual, informal, discussions most third Thursdays 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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