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SCDN Webinar: Sustainability Assessments – Maximizing Operational and Community Benefits for Municipalities

May 9, 2018
1:00 – 2:15 pm
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Conducting a sustainability assessment enables municipal leaders to more strategically advance community initiatives, improve internal operations, foster sustainable community development, and realize lower costs using benchmarking, goal setting, community engagement, and implementation tools.

During this webinar, join Jim Price of Sustainable Pittsburgh for a deep dive into the resources and tools available through sustainability self-assessments and professional consultations.  Participants will be better equipped to evaluate benefits and opportunities found in each, and to select an approach that meets their specific needs and priorities.

Specific resources to be addressed include: how to create and manage an official sustainability program, establishing environmental action committees (EACs), and incorporating sustainability into the government’s leadership culture.

This Sustainable Community Development Network (SCDN) Webinar is produced by Sustainable Pittsburgh in collaboration with Local Government Academy.

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SCDN Forum Recap: Fund Energy Improvements - Key Takeaways

Long term vision, planning, and financial support are key to successful energy efficiency/renewable energy projects for municipalities.

Earlier this month, the Sustainable Community Development Network (SCDN) hosted a forum for local government officials featuring funding opportunities and resources for energy efficiency and renewable energy improvement projects.

Presenters included energy efficiency advocates, representatives from state government agencies, industrial energy auditors, and municipal leaders on the vanguard of the energy efficiency movement.

The key takeaways for municipalities?

– Set large goals
– Develop short and long-term plans for phase implementation
– Utilize the financing and public funds best suited for the community’s needs

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