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2011-2014 Archived Webinars and Presentation Materials

October 9, 2014: Motivating Residential Sustainability Actions - Frederick County, MD's Green Homes Challenge

October 2, 2014: Takin’ Care of Business - Developing Sustainability-Minded Businesses in Madison, WI

September 25, 2014: Model Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts - Lessons Learned from EPA's Climate Showcase Communities

September 4, 2014: What's Next? - Funding Available for Brownfields Revitalization Planning

August 28, 2014: Climate Preparedness - Building Resilient Communities with State Revolving Funds

August 21, 2014: Downtown Leaders - Honoring Excellence in Smart Growth

August 14, 2014: Rethinking Waste - Houston's One Bin for All Recycling Program

August 7, 2014: Be Prepared - The Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities Challenge

July 31, 2014: Make Room - Open Space Planning in Dense Communities

July 24, 2014: Lead the Way - The 2015 Climate Leadership Awards

July 17, 2014: Community Resiliency - Daylighting a Buried Creek in Dubuque, IA to Prevent Flooding

July 10, 2014: Sustainable Design for the Built Environment - Best Practices for Local Governments

June 26, 2014: From Blight to Beans! - Converting Vacant Properties to Urban Agriculture Centers

June 19, 2014: Growing Green Jobs in Your Community

June 12, 2014: Overview of EPA's Draft Greenhouse Gas Reduction Rule for Utilities

June 5, 2014: Integrated Stormwater/Wastewater Planning - Lansing’s Triple Bottom Line Approach to Wet Weather Control

May 29, 2014: Measure Up - Evaluating Your Community's Energy Efficiency Progress

May 22, 2014: Partners for Places - Funding Available for Local Sustainability Projects

May 15, 2014: Share and Share Alike – The Benefits of Community Shared Solar

May 8, 2014: Green Growth – The Economic Benefits of Low-Impact Development

May 1, 2014: Heating Up! - $15 Million Available to Help Communities Boost Solar Deployment

April 24, 2014: Three in One - A New Tool to Help Assess Economic, Environmental and Social Performance of Community Investment

April 10, 2014: Grow Smart - Managing Urban Sprawl with Form-Based Codes

April 3, 2014: Get Ready - Building Community Resiliency with Energy Microgrids

March 27, 2014: "And the Winner Is ..." - The Top 10 Complete Streets Policies of 2013

March 13, 2014: The Obama Administration's Climate Preparedness Plan & Proposed $1 Billion Climate Fund

March 6, 2014: 10 Tips to Make Your Sustainable Transportation TIGER Grant Application More Competitive

February 27, 2014: EPA’s Source Reduction Assistance Grant for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Efforts

February 20, 2014: Green Project Reserve - Funding for Green Infrastructure, Energy Efficiency and Environmental Conservation

February 13, 2014: Walk this Way - Making Communities More Livable with Safer Routes to School

February 6, 2014: Get Real - Tracking Energy Use and Saving Money with Real-Time Energy Management

January 30, 2014: Around the Corner - Federal Sustainability Policy in 2014

January 23, 2014: Add It Up - Leveraging Multiple Sources of Funding for Your Local Sustainability Initiatives

January 16, 2014: 2014 Sustainability Funding Outlook

January 9, 2014: Energy Efficiency Carrots – Green Building Tax Abatement in Cincinnati, OH

December 19, 2013: It’s Electric - Developing Effective Community Energy Strategic Plans

December 12, 2013: Sustaining Your Sustainability Program - Creative Strategies to Advance Environmental Protection and Save Money

December 5, 2013: On the Road Again - Supporting Local Infrastructure Investment in Transportation Reauthorization

November 21, 2013: Help! - Technical Assistance Available to Tackle Smart Growth Challenges

November 14, 2013: Green Dollars - The Local Sustainability Matching Fund

November 7, 2013: Cleaning Up Around the House - Dubuque, IA's Green and Healthy Homes Initiative

October 31, 2013: America's Greenest Cities - Greening El Paso, TX's Urban Core

October 24, 2013: Overcoming Local Sustainability Challenges - IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge

October 17, 2013: Save Energy and Win - The $5 Million Georgetown University Energy Prize for Communities

October 10, 2013: Smart Infrastructure Investment - Assessing Transportation Costs at the Neighborhood Level

October 3, 2013: EPA's Brownfield Funding Opportunities - Funding for Assessment, Cleanup and Planning

September 26, 2013: Driving Change - A Guide to Adopting Alternative Fuel Vehicles Within Your Government & Across Your Community

September 19, 2013: The Whole Enchilada - Deep Energy Retrofits

September 12, 2013: Green Dollars - Wells Fargo & NFWF's Environmental Solutions for Communities Grants

August 29, 2013: From Gray to Green - Adopting Portfolio Standards for Stormwater Management

August 22, 2013: Windy Cities - Harnessing Downtown Wind Power with Vertical Axis Turbines

August 15, 2013: Get Ready - Rockefeller Foundation's 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge

August 8, 2013: A Better Tomorrow - HUD's Integrated Planning and Investment Grants

August 1, 2013: Repowering America - Converting Contaminated Properties into Renewable Energy Sites

July 25, 2013: Walk on the Wild Side - Assessing the Safety and Efficiency of Pedestrian Options in Your Community

July 18, 2013: Green Learning - Best Practices in Reducing the Environmental Impact of Schools

July 11, 2013: Overview of the Obama Administration's Climate Action Plan and Its Impact on Communities

June 27, 2013: Connecting the Dots - Regional Bike-Pedestrian Network Planning

June 20, 2013: Growing Green - How to Develop Urban Agriculture in Your Community

June 13, 2013: Get Your Motor Running - Best Practices in Greening Public Fleets

June 6, 2013: Sustainability Showcases - Lessons Learned from EPA's Greening America's Capitals Program

May 30, 2013: The Local Government Role in Solar Financing for Commercial and Residential Deployment

May 23, 2013: Turnaround - Tools and Tips to Convert Vacant, Abandoned Properties into Vibrant New Spaces

May 16, 2013: Be an Energy Efficiency Winner - Using Competition to Reduce Energy Use

May 9, 2013: BUILDing on Brownfields Success - Help Support Community Revitalization Legislation

May 2, 2013: Get Plugged In - Help Support Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Legislation

April 25, 2013: 10 Tips to Make Your Sustainable Transportation TIGER Grant Application More Competitive

April 18, 2013: Green Dollars - The Local Sustainability Matching Fund

April 11, 2013: Green Roofs - Growing Livable Communities with Living Materials

April 4, 2013: Preparing for Disaster - FEMA's Disaster Mitigation Assistance

March 28, 2013: It's Easy Being Green - Using Green Infrastructure to Improve Water Quality, Reduce Energy Use and Curb Greenhouse Gases

March 21, 2013: EcoVillage at Ithaca - Principles, Best Practices and Lessons Learned

March 14, 2013: NOAA's Sea Grant Community Climate Adaptation Initiative

March 7, 2013: Best Practices for Establishing a Local Sustainability Office

February 28, 2013: MAP-21's Transportation Alternatives Program

February 21, 2013: America's Greenest, Most Livable City? - Beaverton, OR's Sustainability Progress

February 14, 2013: With a Little Help from My Friends - EPA's Smart Growth Implementation Assistance

January 31, 2013: America's Greenest, Most Livable City? - The District of Columbia's Sustainability Vision

January 24, 2013: Capitol Offense - 2013 Sustainability and Community Revitalization Outlook

January 17, 2013: It's a Shore Thing - The Five Star/Urban Waters Restoration Grants

January 10, 2013: Show Me the Money! - 2013 Sustainability Funding Outlook

December 20, 2012: Fast and Furious - 0 to 50% Renewable Energy in Wyandotte, MI

December 13, 2012: Parking Audits - Evaluating Parking Policies and Procedures to Encourage Infill and Redevelopment

November 29, 2012: Powerful Learning - Promoting Energy Efficiency through the K-12 Curriculum

November 15, 2012: On the Tree Top - Washington, DC's Successful Urban Forestry Policies and Community Outreach Strategies

November 8, 2012: Hammer Time! - Using Building Codes to Improve Energy Efficiency and Community Sustainability

November 1, 2012: Urban Forestry - A Tool to Reduce Energy Use, Temperatures, Air Pollution and Stormwater Runoff

October 25, 2012: EPA's Brownfields Grant Opportunities - Funding for Assessment, Cleanup and Planning

October 18, 2012: Keeping Up with the Jones' - Successful Neighborhood Energy Efficiency Initiatives

October 11, 2012: Pony Up - Creating a Secondary Market for Residential Energy Efficiency Loans

October 4, 2012: Get Pedaling - Model Local Bikeshare Programs

September 27, 2012: EPA's Smart Growth "Building Blocks" Technical Assistance

September 20, 2012: What Works - Effective Energy Efficiency Retrofit Incentives

September 13, 2012: Model Green Jobs Training and Apprenticeship Programs

September 6, 2012: Local Energy Benchmarking Ordinances

August 30, 2012: Two New Community Sustainability Grant Opportunities (Local Sustainability Matching Fund & Environmental Solutions for Communities Grant)

August 23, 2012: Technical Assistance Available to Overcome Local Sustainability Obstacles - IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge

August 16, 2012: Cutting through the Red Tape - Best Practices to Improve Your Local Solar Permitting Process

August 9, 2012: Greening Your Community through USGBC's LEED-ND Certification

August 2, 2012: On-Bill Financing - Unlocking Energy Savings through Monthly Utility Bills

July 26, 2012: Improving Your Business Community's Bottom Line with Sustainability

July 19, 2012: Power Purchase Agreements - Tapping into Solar Energy without All the Fuss

July 12, 2012: Sustainable Transportation Funding Outlook - 2012 and Beyond

June 28, 2012: Complete Streets - Improving Transportation Choice, Public Health and Safety

June 21, 2012: Financing Home Energy Retrofits through Payroll Deductions

June 14, 2012: The Last Frontier - Energy Efficiency Standards for Rental Properties

June 7, 2012: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Best Practices

May 24, 2012: HUD-DOT-EPA Sustainable Communities Partnership - Mobilizing Local Government Support for the Initiative

May 17, 2012: DOE Grants Available to Overcome Alternative Fuel Vehicle Challenges - Overview, Competitive Tips & Case Study

May 10, 2012: Powering Your Community with Fuel Cells - The Role of Local Governments

May 3, 2012: Converting to LED Streetlights

April 26, 2012: EPA Funding Available to Clean Up Diesel Engines

April 19, 2012: Bonds for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Projects

April 12, 2012: Facing the Sustainability Critics - Tools for Local Government Officials

April 5, 2012: Sustainable Community Planning - Integrating Housing, Transportation and the Environment

March 29, 2012: Mobilizing Community Support for Energy Efficiency Retrofits - Outreach Tools, Financial Incentives and Partnership Building

March 22, 2012: Incentives for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy - Understanding the Options for Local Governments

March 15, 2012: Model Ordinances, Codes and Policies to Achieve Energy Efficiency Goals

March 8, 2012: Financing Options to Address the Impacts of Climate Change on Public Water Systems

March 1, 2012: Improving Efficiency with Combined Heat and Power/District Energy Systems

February 23, 2012: Streamlining Local Application, Permitting and Installation Processes for Solar Energy

February 16, 2012: Funding Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects with EDA Grants

February 9, 2012: DOT TIGER Grants - Competitive Tips for Securing Funding for Sustainable Transportation Projects

February 2, 2012: PACE Financing - A New Opportunity for Residential Retrofits?

January 26, 2012: Green Building and Urban Heat Island Mitigation - A New Look at Old Sustainability Strategies

January 19, 2012: Local Governments and EPA's Green Power Communities Program

January 12, 2012: Local Governments and DOE's Better Buildings Challenge

January 5, 2012: 2012 Outlook - Funding for Local Sustainability Efforts

December 15, 2011: Using Competition to Encourage Energy Efficiency Improvements - The Kansas Take Charge Challenge

December 8, 2011: Funding Opportunity - Grants Available for Community Water Quality Projects

December 1, 2011: Funding Opportunity - Grants Available for "Livable" Transportation Projects

November 17, 2011: Funding Opportunity - Grants Available for Local Urban Forestry Projects

November 10, 2011: Partnering with Universities and Colleges on Sustainability Initiatives

November 3, 2011: Dubuque's "Smarter City" Partnership with IBM

October 27, 2011: Successfully Competing for EPA Brownfield Grant Funding

October 20, 2011: EPA Competitive Smart Growth Technical Assistance Opportunities 

October 13, 2011: Sacramento Partners with Carbon War Room to Finance PACE Commercial Program 

October 6, 2011: Sustainability in Parks and Recreation Operations

September 29, 2011: Integrating Climate Change Considerations into Transportation and Land Use Planning

September 22, 2011: Energy & Sustainability Funding Under Attack

September 15, 2011: The American Jobs Act - Impact on Localities

September 8, 2011: Utilizing EPA Brownfields Funding for Local Sustainability Efforts

September 1, 2011: Building More Sustainable Communities - Using LEED-ND and Green Building Codes to Increase Energy Efficiency

August 25, 2011: Utilizing Social Media to Enhance Local Energy and Sustainability Outreach

August 18, 2011: Fixing PACE - Efforts in Congress and the Courts to Enable Property Assessed Clean Energy Programs

August 11, 2011: HUD Sustainable Communities' Community Challenge Planning Grants

August 4, 2011: DOT TIGER III Grants for Sustainable Transportation Projects

July 28, 2011: Utilizing Performance Contracting to Reduce Energy Use and Save Money - Fort Worth, TX Profile

July 21, 2011: CLEAN Programs - Making Clean Local Energy Accessible Now

July 14, 2011: Using Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds for Residential Retrofits

July 7, 2011: Financing Energy Efficiency Building Retrofits – BetterBuildings NW Ohio

June 30, 2011: HUD's Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grants

June 23, 2011: Effective Outreach for Commercial and Residential Energy Efficiency Retrofit Programs

June 9, 2011: DOE's Rooftop Solar Challenge Grant Opportunity

June 2, 2011: Reducing Energy Use of Water and Wastewater Systems

May 19, 2011: Opportunity for Community Energy Planning Technical Assistance & Legislative Update

May 12, 2011: Local Strategies for Reducing Vehicle-Miles Traveled

May 5, 2011: Competitive Grants Available to Help Communities Plan for Plug-In Electric Vehicles

April 28, 2011: Promoting Renewables with a Feed-in Tariff Program

April 21, 2011: Reducing Energy Costs with Power Purchase Agreements

April 14, 2011: Sonoma County Charges Ahead with PACE Financing

April 7, 2011: Partnering with Local Businesses to Reduce Energy Usage

March 31, 2011: Review of Climate Communities’ 2011 Federal Clean Energy Action Plan

March 24, 2011: Speeding Electric Vehicle Adoption at the Local Level

March 17, 2011: Clean Energy Legislation in the 112th Congress

March 10, 2011: Local Climate Change Adaptation Planning

March 3, 2011: Developing Regional Sustainability Plans

February 24, 2011: Federal Showdown on Local Energy & Sustainability Grants – FY 2011 and FY 2012 Budget Outlook

February 17, 2011: EPA’s Sustainable Communities Building Blocks Program

February 10, 2011: ICMA’s Solar America Communities Outreach Partnership

February 3, 2011: Evaluating Energy Efficient Street Lighting Technologies 

January 27, 2011: Enhancing Local Sustainability Efforts with Student Interns

January 20, 2011: Creating Federal Funding Opportunities for Local Energy Projects

January 13, 2011: Strategies for Greening Local Transit Fleets, Reducing Operating Costs and Curbing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

January 6, 2011: 2011 Outlook – Funding for Local Sustainability Efforts

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