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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

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

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

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