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October 26, 2021 - 9:00 am to 4:45 pm
October 27, 2021 - 9:30 am to 4:45 pm
Join the Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (NE CASC) for two days of presentations detailing NE CASC research focusing on resource management perspectives and needs, workshops supporting climate adaptation, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about NE CASC, be part of the regional climate adaptation science community, and help shape the future of climate adaptation science in the NE.
Registration Deadline 10/15/2021
October 19, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
October 26, 2021 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Collecting data is a powerful way to learn about our neighborhoods and their residents, and a way to inform the steps we need to take in eliciting community change. Involving the community in the processes associated with collecting data is critical to ensure high data quality. This two-part, virtual workshop series will provide practical strategies for involving the community in all aspects of collecting data: including developing data collection tools, data collection and analysis, dissemination of results, as well as presenting findings back to the community.
Session 1: Community Engagement in Data (Part 1)
Part 1 will start by introducing community engagement (e.g., what is it? why is it important? how to facilitate it?), as well as best practice for collecting data from and for the community, including process for community involvement in data collection tool creation and data collection. This session will be held via Zoom on October 19th, 11:00-12:30pm.
Session 2: Community Engagement in Data (Part 2)
Part 2 will continue the discussion around community involvement in the process of collecting data in communities. This session will be specific to the processes of data analysis and sense-making, as well as community involvement in data dissemination. Last, we will share innovative ways to share/present data to the community. This session will be held via Zoom on October 26th, 11:00-12:30pm.
Registrants will be emailed Zoom links prior to the sessions in a separate correspondence.
October 27, 2021 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Join Connecticut Main Street Center for their latest webinar featuring a fast-paced panel discussion of solutions for Placemaking, Inclusiveness and Stewardship of your downtown. Case studies include creative use of reclaiming pavement, public space, & pedestrian connections that make downtown more welcoming and create more equitable places.
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October 27, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
EJ SCREEN a mapping and screening tool developed by EPA to provide a nationally consistent data set and approach for combining environmental and demographic indicators. In this year’s EPA Brownfields Grant guidelines, it is suggested to utilize EJ SCREEN to help characterize target areas and identify threats to sensitive populations.
In this workshop, the UConn Technical Assistance on Brownfields (TAB) team will provide a hands-on demonstration on how to use EJ SCREEN tool to develop your narrative proposal.
October 27, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
From identifying funding opportunities to clicking “submit,” navigating the grant process can be challenging. In this webinar, you will learn how to craft more competitive grant applications and increase the success rate of your submissions. You will learn about the steps you may need to take before you even start writing, including how to identify priority projects, determine suitable funding sources, and avoid common pitfalls. Presenters will apply key tips to various funding opportunities, including the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s (NFWF) National Coastal Resilience Fund (NCRF). NCRF invests in projects that will create, expand, and restore natural systems in areas that will (1) increase protection for communities from coastal storms, sea- and lake-level changes, inundation, and coastal erosion and (2) improve valuable habitats for fish and wildlife species.
NCRF’s team of Field Liaisons, Throwe Environmental, will be available to help you understand how communities can take advantage of the NCRF, as well as other funding sources. Participants are invited to bring project-specific ideas and questions for a discussion following a presentation and general Q&A.
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.
October 29, 2021 - 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
The 2021 Global Environmental Justice Conference at the Yale School of the Environment will focus on a just green recovery. As we emerge from the pandemic into the reality of climate disruption, it is clear that restarting the economy cannot mean a return to the status quo. Instead, leaders in government and policy, NGO’s, universities, the private sector, and grassroots coalitions have a pronounced opportunity to rethink how we live. Domestically and internationally, justice will be at the center of investments in the recovery, and this conference will investigate theories of change in energy and food justice. How do we get from the problems we diagnose to the solutions? How do those solutions address the real economic and physical challenges while keeping justice at the center?
Panelists will include scholars, practitioners, and activists at the forefront of building capacity for a just response. These interdisciplinary experts will consider the tasks necessary to advance food and energy justice in the face of climate disruption. The conference, supported by The Graciela Chichilnisky Environmental Fund in Honor of Natasha Chichilnisky-Heal, will be hosted in a hybrid format at the Yale School of the Environment and via Zoom and include interactive opportunities to engage the speakers and conference network.
November 01, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Join DesegregateCT and expert guest panelists, moderated by Holly Parker of the Road Less Traveled, as they discuss the impacts of parking on climate, health and environment - and the need for reform.
Co-sponsored by Center for Latino Progress and Park New Haven.
November 05, 2021 - 8:30 am to 2:45 pm
Kroon Hall195 Prospect St. New Haven, CT 06511
This hybrid conference convened by Yale’s Hixon Center for Urban Ecology will focus on the current and potential future impact of COVID on cities. Yale Professor Frank Snowden will provide the opening talk, Re-imagining Cities during Covid-19: Lessons from Asiatic Cholera. The day-long event will include three panels exploring the relationship between urban living conditions and viral spread; the impact of shifting concentrations of people and capital on real estate investments; and causes and effects of increased utilization of urban natural space. Shannon LaDeau’s closing presentation will center on the role of human-environmental interactions in exacerbating the threats of vector-borne pathogens in urban areas. Yale affiliates may attend the conference remotely or in person at Kroon Hall (195 Prospect St.).
November 06, 2021 - 8:45 am to 2:30 pm
The CACIWC is pleased to welcome David R. Vallee of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) Northeast River Forecast Center to serve as their 2021 Annual Conference keynote speaker.
Much of New England has been experiencing an increasing trend in annual average temperature and annual average precipitation over the past several decades. During this same time period, the region has experienced an increasing number of moderate to major flood episodes. These episodes have been associated with a variety of storm types and have affected the region at different times of the year, but the most potent of these have been associated with tropical systems. The common threads in each episode were the ability of each storm system to move slowly and tap into a deep tropical moisture source which resulted in very heavy if not record rainfall amounts. This presentation will review current trends and will examine recent storms such as Florence, Henri and Ida as examples of our increasing vulnerability to such high impact events. The presentation will end with a brief look at new prototype services under development by the National Weather Service to provide forecasts of inundation to Emergency Managers.
David R. Vallee Biography:
David Vallee is the Hydrologist-in-Charge of the National Weather Service’s Northeast River Forecast Center. The center provides water resource and life-saving flood forecasting services to hundreds of federal, state and local water resource partners throughout New York, New England and neighboring Canada.
David has worked for the National Weather Service for 34 years, serving in a variety of positions including Intern Meteorologist from 1987-1993, Senior Service Hydrologist at the Taunton Weather Forecast Office from 1993-2000 and as their Science and Operations Officer from 2001-2006. David has extensive experience leading hydrometeorological forecast and warning operations and directing weather research and training programs. Research topics have included New England Hurricane Behavior and Climate Change Impacts on Flood Frequency and Severity. David most recently led a Department of Commerce Agency Priority Goal to: Mitigate Flood Impacts by Demonstrating Improved Decision Support Services to Emergency Managers.
CACIWC Member (members & staff of CACIWC member commissions in good standing): $30
November 08, 2021 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
November 09, 2021 - 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
November 10, 2021 - 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
During this mini virtual conference, Co-authors Alice Feng (Senior Data Scientist (Data Visualization) at Natera) and Jonathan Schwabish (Senior Fellow at Urban Institute) will share techniques that data visualization producers can consider when creating visuals to integrate race- and ethnicity-consciousness into our data visualization work. This presentation is based on the Do No Harm Guide: Applying Equity Awareness in Data Visualization and is sponsored by Connecticut's Equity in Data Community of Practice.
Monday, November 8, 10:30am-12:00pm: "Community Resiliency Estimates and the Pulse Program with the Census Bureau" During this session, the Census Bureau will present two data tools.
Tuesday, November 9, 9:00-10:00am: "Coffee with CTData" Grab your coffee and come chat with CTData staff about some of the data projects we’ve been working on to help data users in CT. Projects we may talk about include the Zoning Atlas, Town Profiles, the Women & Girls Platform, the Hartford Data Collaborative, or others!
Tuesday, November 9, 10:30am-12:00pm: "PUMAs: What are they and how might they change?" PUMAs (Public Use Microdata Areas) are geographies that include multiple towns and allow us to access Public Use Microdata for an entire region. These data can contain lower margin of error for certain kinds of disaggregation, and can allow us to access data that is not available at the town level. Come learn more about these areas and give your input into what Connecticut’s PUMAs should look like for the next decade.
Wednesday, November 10, 10:30am-12:00pm: "Do No Harm: Applying Equity Awareness in Data Visualization" Join special guests, co-authors Alice Feng and Jonathan Schwabish to learn how we can apply a race- and ethnicity-conscious lens to our data analysis and data visualization work.
November 11, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm
Members of the DesegregateCT team will present recent research and insights on transit oriented communities across the state.
November 18, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm
Members of the DesegregateCT team will present research on how various minimum lot size regulations impact housing development in Connecticut - with commentary from Walker Holmes from the Trust for Public Land.
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
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
Creating Inclusive Community Growing Spaces - July 21st
How Can We Help Communicate Your Success? - September 17th
December 07, 2021 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Tune in for this discussion with expert guest panelists from across the country, highlighting the benefits and opportunities of transit oriented communities.