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CIRCA's Decarbonization and Energy and Biodiversity, Ecosystem, and Conservation Webinar

May 23, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

We are excited to announce that the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) is hosting a new webinar series in late May. This series is a continuation effort after their research symposium and research seed grant and is aimed at showcasing the research efforts of UConn faculty members and fostering collaboration within the university’s community. Each webinar will center around one of the four research areas outlined by CIRCA, accessible on their website: https://circa.uconn.edu/research-interest-areas/.

This webinar will cover Decarbonization and Energy and Biodiversity, Ecosystem, and Conservation and will feature Dr. Chadwick Rittenhouse, Associate Professor in Residence, Department of Natural Resources & the Environment.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

CIRCA's Economy, Workforce and Planning Perspectives and Climate Communication and Policy Webinar

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

We are excited to announce that the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) is hosting a new webinar series in late May. This series is a continuation effort after their research symposium and research seed grant and is aimed at showcasing the research efforts of UConn faculty members and fostering collaboration within the university’s community. Each webinar will center around one of the four research areas outlined by CIRCA, accessible on their website: https://circa.uconn.edu/research-interest-areas/.

This webinar will cover Economy, Workforce and Planning Perspectives and Climate Communication and Policy and will feature Dr. Shareen Hertel, Professor of Political Science and Human Rights.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

CIRCA's Climate Justice and Equity and Public Health and Emergency Management Webinar

May 30, 2024 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

We are excited to announce that the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) is hosting a new webinar series in late May. This series is a continuation effort after their research symposium and research seed grant and is aimed at showcasing the research efforts of UConn faculty members and fostering collaboration within the university’s community. Each webinar will center around one of the four research areas outlined by CIRCA, accessible on their website: https://circa.uconn.edu/research-interest-areas/.

This webinar will cover Climate Justice and Equity and Public Health and Emergency Management and will feature Dr. Eleanor Ouimet, Assistant Professor of Anthropology.
 

Event Type: Webinar

The Groundwater Approach: A Racial Equity Workshop

June 05, 2024 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

July 10, 2024 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

As part of its ongoing work to advance racial equity throughout the region, The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven is offering free community access to The Groundwater Approach, a racial equity workshop that builds an understanding of systemic racism and racial disparities through data and historical analysis.

The Groundwater metaphor is designed to help people internalize the reality that we live in a racially-structured society, and that that is what causes racial inequity. The metaphor is based on three observations:

  • racial inequity looks the same across systems,
  • socio-economic difference does not explain the racial inequity; and,
  • inequities are caused by systems, regardless of people’s culture or behavior.

The workshop is provided by the Racial Equity Institute, a national alliance of trainers, organizers and institutional leaders devoted to creating racially equitable organizations and systems.
Note: Workshop sessions are NOT recorded.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Sustainable CT: Benchmarking Your Community's Energy Use

June 12, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Sustainable CT is pleased to partner with Eversource Energy, United Illuminating, and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology’s SmartBuildings CT program to provide energy benchmarking and tracking support to registered Sustainable CT communities within the utility company service territories.

Learn more about the SmartBuildings CT program and how it might help your municipality by earning points towards actions 7.1 Benchmark and Track Energy Use, 7.2 Reduce Energy Use Across All Municipal Buildings, and/or 7.4 Increase Use of Renewable Energy in Municipal Buildings.
 

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

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.

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

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

ESG Evolution: Sustainable Building Practices in Corporate Responsibility

June 13, 2024 - 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Hotel Marcel

500 Sargent Dr, New Haven, CT 06511

Tickets

  • $55 Early-Bird BuildGreenCT/CTPH/CTGBC members* (through 5/17 with promo code**)
  • $75 BuildGreenCT/CTPH/CTGBC members* (starting 5/18 with promo code**)
  • $100 Non-members

As the landscape of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) standards continues to evolve, so too does the field of green buildings. This evolution highlights the interconnectedness and mutual benefits shared between ESG principles and sustainable building practices.

The synergies include a focus on transparency, stakeholder engagement, reducing the environmental footprint, implementing metrics, targets and demonstrating impact.

ESG programs may not be fully leveraging the benefits of green building approaches. Corporations can benefit from sharing more disclosures about their efforts to mitigate risks and improve the built environment.

During this panel, experts will discuss leveraging the principles of green building within ESG frameworks and programs to result in more holistic and impactful sustainability strategies, driving long-term value creation and resilience for businesses and society.

Your ticket also includes a complimentary beverage and sustainably sourced farm-to-table hors d’oeuvres from Hotel Marcel’s kitchen served during the first hour.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

Sustainable CT: Equity Connections

June 20, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Join Sustainable CT Equity Coaches for “Equity Connections” – regular opportunities to share your questions about equity actions, challenges, successes, or just listen to the conversation, and get ideas on how to approach or deepen your equity work. Municipal officials, staff, and Sustainability Team members are welcome to join the Sustainable CT team for these new bi-monthly virtual sharing sessions.
 

Event Type: Webinar
Event Category: General Sustainability Event

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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