GREEN LIST: 2020 Annual Meeting, Member Impact Survey, Certified Wildlife Habitat in Orlando, FL

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  • 2020 Annual Meeting: We are happy to announce that we have booked our dates for the 2020 SSDN Annual Meeting! Please save the dates on your calendars as follows: SSCF Grantee Workshop- May 3rd-4th, and the SSDN Annual Meeting- May 4th-6th. We will be staying at The Brice Hotel and can’t wait to see you in Savannah, GA!
  • 2019 Member Impact Survey: We have opened our 2019 SSDN Member Impact Survey. At your earliest convenience, please take the survey here. Help us beat the response rate from last year and provide valuable feedback for our network and for our members. Deadline: September 27th, 2019.
  • Orlando Becomes a Certified Wildlife Habitat: On August 7, 2019, Orlando joined a group of 127 communities in the U.S. who have been recognized by the National Wildlife Federation as Certified Community Wildlife Habitats. The accreditation was awarded in recognition of Orlando’s more than 300 wildlife habitats in our neighborhoods, facilities and residents’ private yards. Through the city’s commitment to creating sustainable wildlife habitats across areas where people live, work and play, we have been able to make a difference in providing endangered wildlife, like bees, a fighting chance. Click here to learn how your community could become certified.
  • NBI Webinar: An Important Vote for the Climate: 2021 ICC Proposals to Know About.
  • 2019 Sustainable Hospitality Summit: September 20th in Orlando, FL.
  • Institute for Sustainable Communities Webinar: Equity in Smart Mobility- September 12th
  • National Charrette Institute Certificate Training- Raleigh, NC, September 16-19th.
  • The Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme: invites to the Symposium “Sustainability Literacy: Faculty, Staff, and Students as Agents of Change”, which will be held at the College of Charleston, USA, on 12th-13th February 2020
  • Job Opportunities:
    Chief Resilience Officer– Charlotte, NC
    Sustainability Coordinator– Asheville, NC
    Chief Sustainability and Resilience Officer– Orange County, FL.
    PACE Administrator– Fayetteville, AR
  • As part of our effort to increase momentum around your efforts in support of energy efficiency across the state and especially lately with your comments re FEECA, I’d love to know how many of your cities or counties plan to participate in National Energy Efficiency Day on Oct. 2.Some of you may have elected officials who have signed proclamations, or taken other actions. Please let us know by emailing our Network Coordinator Vanessa at you plan to do anything in your community to promote it? If so, what do you plan on doing?If not (yet), then would you be interested in exploring opportunities to engage w/ SSDN peers on this effort.