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Friday, September 26, 2008

Webinars: Building Communities Educational Series

From the UW-Extension Center for Community and Economic Development:

Today’s society is complex and challenging. There are myriad social, environmental and economic opportunities and challenges facing communities and businesses of all types and sizes. How do we engage each other in ways that benefit more than just a few special interests? How do we proceed so that we can achieve important objectives, but not do so at the expense of other ones that we also value? Is there a way of balancing a healthy economy, a healthy ecosystem and a healthy community? If we find that balance, can we sustain it?

This year’s Building Communities Webinar Series tackles these important questions. We address global, regional and local issues and challenge ourselves as both a community and as individuals. Join us in discovering some of our constraints and uncovering the limitless potential we possess to overcome them. If you care deeply about the economy and the viability of our businesses … if you care deeply about the ecological health of our planet … if you care deeply about the quality of life of our community – this webinar series is for you. Join us to be enlightened, to be informed, to be challenged, and to be called to action!

Who Should Attend:
Extension educators along with local elected and appointed officials working with communities on economic development and quality of life issues, including local business leaders, economic development professionals, and environmentalists.

Co-sponsors:
University of Wisconsin-Extension Center for Community and Economic Development and Sustainability and Energy Teams. . . .

The registration fee is $40 per program/$275 for the series per site (You can invite as many people as you would like to participate at your site).

Programs will be held on the third Tuesday of the month from 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. (Central Time) from October 2008 - June 2009.

This year, the series will focus on Sustainability:

October 21, 2008, 11:30 - 12:30 P.M., C.T.
Setting the Stage: Sustainability and Sustainable Community Development

November 18, 2008, 11:30 - 12:30 P.M., C.T.
Energy Efficiency

December 16, 2008, 11:30 - 12:30 P.M., C.T.
Renewable Energy

January 20, 2009, 11:30 - 12:30 P.M., C.T.
Sustainability and Comprehensive Planning

February 17, 2009, 11:30 - 12:30 P.M., C.T.
Sustainable Business Practices and Strategies

March 17, 2009, 11:30 - 12:30 P.M., C.T.
Green Collar Jobs: Sustainable Work in a Low Carbon World

April 21, 2009, 11:30 - 12:30 P.M., C.T.
Local Food Networks: Food Localization as a Sustainability Strategy

May 19, 2009, 11:30 - 12:30 P.M., C.T.
Sustainability Indicators and Measurement

June 16, 2009, 11:30 - 12:30 P.M., C.T.
Community Organizing for Sustainability

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