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  • 2020 Environmental Advisory Council Network Conference

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    CONFERENCE DETAILS

    Saturday, May 2, 2020 | 8AM – 4PM
    Upper Merion Township Building [Map it]
    175 W Valley Forge Road
    King of Prussia, PA 19406
    $55.00 through March 31 ($65.00 beginning April 1)

    Registration for the Environmental Advisory Council Network Conference includes breakfast, a full day of training, and lunch. Registration is available for EAC members, municipal officials and those interested in establishing an EAC.

    REGISTER NOW

    What is an EAC?

    An Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) is a group of 3-7 people, appointed by a municipality’s elected officials, that advises the elected officials, as well as the planning commission and park and recreation board, on the protection, conservation, management, promotion and use of natural resources within the municipality. Pennsylvania’s EAC Network is administered by the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association. Visit EACnetwork.org for more information.

  • RGGI in Pennsylvania: Opportunities to Grow Pennsylvania’s Clean Energy Economy

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    In October, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania would begin the process of joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). RGGI (pronounced “Reggie”) is a market-based initiative among ten states in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic that caps carbon pollution from the electric power sector while creating investment dollars for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and more. RGGI has been in operation for over ten years.
    Join us for a webinar on Friday, February 28th at 12:00 Eastern to learn what RGGI is and what it means for Pennsylvania businesses. Speakers will provide a historical context of the program, examine Pennsylvania’s process for joining RGGI, and discuss opportunities for investment of RGGI proceeds in ways that will help to grow Pennsylvania’s economy. Speakers include: – Hayley Book, PA Dept. of Environmental Protection – Jackson Morris, Natural Resources Defense Council – Dan Reilly, Director of Public Affairs, Efficiency Vermont
  • Climate Reality Project: How to talk to elected leaders

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    Activate Democracy for Climate Action

    Presented by: Climate Reality: Pittsburgh & Southwestern PA

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020

    Doors Open: 5:45pm

    Program starts: 6pm

    I. Keynote

    PA State Rep Sara Innamorato – will give us insider tips on how to persuade our elected officials to take swift climate action, and why local campaigns need your help. She will also give a policy update on climate & pollution issues such as radioactive waste in PA. (Rep. Innamorato is a trained Climate Reality Leader and is here for educational purposes. Climate Reality is a non-partisan organization.)

    II. Panel Discussion with Successful Frontline Leaders + Q&A

    Felicia Bute, Climate Reality Leader & advocate for fair elections, public transport, and urban agriculture

    Lisa Graves MarcucciEnvironmentaI Integrity Project – Pennsylvania Coordinator, Community Outreach

    Bob Schmetzer, Beaver County Marellus Awareness Community; Council President, South Heights, PA

    III. Skill Share: Why and how to write Letters to the Editor

    Debra SmitBREATHE project & Climate Reality Leader; journalist

    **LOCATION NOTE: the Center for Sustainable Landscapes is behind the main Phipps botanic gardens. Attendees will need to drive or walk down Frew St. Extension. Please see map below. For detailed bike, bus, and accessibility info, please visit Phipps Directions & Parking info. Free parking for our visitors is available on the Frew St. Extension. Metered parking on Schenley Drive is free at 6pm.

    1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213

  • People + Place + Policy Winter Symposium

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    Join Beaver County Local Governments on February 13th as local government officials and citizens learn together from a local, regional and national perspective on what it means to work collaboratively on community development through our developing our people, place identity, and policy-making.

    Keynote Speaker:

    Majora Carter, Majora Carter Group/Sustainable South Bronx

  • Energy Smart Operations: From Fleets to Facilities

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    **THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY. REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.**

    Hosted by Sustainable Pittsburgh, “Energy Smart Operations: From Fleets to Facilities” is a forum tailored for businesses, nonprofits, universities, and municipal community leaders who are seeking funding, financing, and procurement options for their energy smart solutions.

    Speakers include:

    • Will Bernstein, City of Pittsburgh
    • Matt Mahoney, Keystone Energy Efficiency Alliance
    • Mike Carnahan, Scalo Solar
    • Mike Cherock, AE Works
    • John McCabe, Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
    • Sarah Olexsak, Duquesne Light
    • Aurora Sharrard, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
    • Nick DeSalvo, Lafayette College, representing the Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges

    Conversations on energy reduction, carbon emission reduction, and renewable energy will be featured, as well as an optional tour of Mill 19, a former brownfield site revolutionized into a green facility.

    DATE:             Thursday, January 30, 2020

    TIME:

    • 8:00 am – Registration and Breakfast
    • 8:30 am – Program
    • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm – Optional Tour

    LOCATION:   Mill 19 at Hazelwood Green

     

    Thanks to our sponsors:

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  • Ready to Run Campaign Training for Women Pittsburgh 2020

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    Ready to Run is a non-partisan program for women who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, or learn more about the political system. Ready to Run is your one-stop training on running for office or getting involved in public life. You will learn from prominent elected and appointed leaders, campaign consultants, party officials, and policy experts.

  • Women of Color in Pennsylvania Politics: Ready to Run Pittsburgh Pre-Conference Session

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    Ready to Run is a non-partisan program for women who want to run for office, seek higher office, work on a campaign, get appointed to office, or learn more about the political system. Ready to Run is your one-stop training on running for office or getting involved in public life. You will learn from prominent elected and appointed leaders, campaign consultants, party officials, and policy experts.

     

    *This session is part of the Ready to Run Campaign Training Conference.

  • C-PACE Seminar: Committee on the Environment

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    C-PACE is a financing tool for local governments to help facilitate energy efficiency and clean energy loans. This is the second session in a series and will focus on the technical aspects of the program – how loans are accessed and administered; the legal considerations for the program; and what role architects and developers have during the process. A case study will be presented by a developer who has used C-PACE on several projects.

     

  • Making a Difference: Women in County Government

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    This fall, the Pittsburgh Center for Women in Politics will host a networking reception and panel discussion, “Making a Difference: Women in County Government.” Women who work in Allegheny County Government will discuss their background, career path, and current or past roles and responsibilities in government.