Engaging Grants and Other Resources for Communities

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Engaging Grants and Other Resources for Communities An overview of financial resources available to vulnerable communities and their partners.  Audience will learn about federal and technical resources, loan opportunities, contracts, foundational grants, and fellowships from the ...
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Increasing Environmental Health Literacy Through Improved Access to Data

Environmental Health Literacy (EHL) is an emerging and evolving concept that shares theories, methods, and practices from a variety of fields including public health, health literacy, and risk communication. EHL is an important way to ‘inpower’ residents that live in ...
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Disaster Recovery

This panel will highlight efforts by communities to prepare for and strengthen their ability to respond to and recover from future disaster impacts with minimum damage to social well-being, the economy, and the environment. Their presentations will be followed by ...
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Citizen Science and Community Monitoring – New Tools for Environmental Justice

Exciting developments in inexpensive pollution sensors, apps and data visualization can empower communities to conduct their own environmental monitoring. This session will provide an overview of these trends using examples from different communities working on different issues. The goal is ...
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The Role of Community Colleges

The community college is often overlooked as a viable option for training and education. However, those engaged in the mission to provide education for all commit to do this through an open access admission policy and comprehensive programs with a ...
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Federal Financial Resources: What Can Work for Communities, Why and How

This session will provide an overview of what’s available now, from a range of federal agencies, and what may be most suited to package into a community based project consistent with an equitable development strategy. Over the course of 90 ...
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Your Business Needs the Internet and the Internet Needs You

People every day are starting their businesses on the internet. This interactive session is an introduction to taking your ideas, brand and/or business to the internet. It will also cover how to use various websites and social media platforms to ...
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Exploring Alternative Business Models and Technical Resources

Increasingly, governmental funding sources are drying up and competition for foundation grants are getting more intense; thus, organizations need to look to alternative revenue streams and technical opportunities. Understanding that many front line communities address and solve environmental issues in ...
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Benefits of Workforce Development Training

This session will be an interactive dialogue on the benefits of workforce development training. Specific focus areas during this dialogue will include the economic impact of workforce development training programs, the role of workforce development training and job creation in ...
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Engaging Youth in Community Problem Solving

There is a need for a diversified young green leadership and relevant best practices for our most vulnerable communities. The benefits of active and strategic community engagement can be explored through the use of project based learning as youth investigate ...
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Climate Change

Climate change has and will continue to produce an increasing burden on vulnerable populations including children, the elderly, low-income communities of color, and tribes. Beyond an increased burden, climate change impacts will continue to result in the need for a ...
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Vision for the Future of Just Transition Workforce Development Training

This session will examine the vision for the future of just transition workforce development training.  This session will begin with an assessment of what the workforce development training best practices and success stories discussed in the earlier sessions of this ...
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Workforce Development Training Challenges for Under-Skilled Workers

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. This session will address the workforce development training challenges for under-skilled workers. Topics to be discussed during this dialogue will include workforce training policy, preparation, and persistence; pre-apprenticeship training, readiness, apprenticeship ...
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Workforce Training Challenges, Opportunities, and Best Practices

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This session will be an interactive dialogue about workforce development training challenges, opportunities, best practices, and solutions. This dialogue will be led by speakers from the U.S. Department of Labor, EPA, ...
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Introduction to Just Transition Workforce Development

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The major focus of this session will be defining the concept of just transition workforce development training, and providing the history and perspectives from three experts on this training. Just transition ...
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