Save the date for our final monthly conference call for 2016!
Wednesday, December 21st at 3:00 pm
Presentation Topic: Waste tracking in Energy Star Portfolio Manager
Discussion Topic: USDN Grant Opportunities for 2017
This month's call will be held on Wednesday, November 16th from 3:00-4:00 pm. The call will give an overview of the International Society for Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) and the sustainability certification program. Our guest speaker will be Catherine Hurley from the City of Evanston, who sits on the Board of Directors for ISSP.
We will also discuss PSN’s next steps for the USDN Regional Network Program on this call, as well as the schedule and potential topics for our monthly calls in early 2017.
Our next monthly conference call will be held on Wednesday, October 26th at 3:00 pm (note: this is one week later than our regular schedule).
The October call will wrap-up the discussion on the USDN Regional Network Program and feature a presentation on the results and success stories from the USDN/IEDC Sustainable Economic Development conference in September.
We’re at the place where PSN needs to form a Steering Committee to continue moving forward as a group. Please join this call so we can form the committee, divide up responsibilities and plan a path forward.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Our next monthly conference call will be held on Wednesday, July 20th at 3:00 pm.
The July call will cover the final USDN workbook chapter - Annual Work Plan Development Guide.
Please review the meeting materials below prior to the call, focusing on the questions on page 2 in the Annual Work Plan Development Guide.
Our next conference call will be on Wednesday, June 22nd at 3:00 pm (instead of June 15th, as originally planned).
The call will focus on the next topic in the USDN workbook: Membership Guidelines, and will also feature a short presentation on the Greenest Region Compact 2, from guest speaker Edith Makra from the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus.
Our next conference call will be on April 20th at 3:00 pm.
This call will focus on the next topic in the USDN workbook: Annual Meeting Planning Guide. There will be no guest speaker or additional topic for this call.
Please think about the questions below prior to the meeting.
Worksheet 4 Questions – Annual Meeting Planning
This month, the Prairie State Network is pleased to have guest speaker Michael Steinhoff from ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA.
Mike is the Program Director for Tools and Technical Innovation at ICLEI and will be discussing the Compact of Mayors. The Compact is the world’s largest coalition of city leaders addressing climate change by pledging to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, tracking their progress and preparing for the impacts of climate change. Michael will share greater detail on what the Compact is, who the partners are, what it asks of cities and why they should join. He’ll also briefly describe the two available reporting platforms for the Compact, CDP and Carbonn, as well as share how ICLEI’s greenhouse gas inventory tool, ClearPath, works with Carbonn to support city reporting for the Compact.
Laura Oakleaf, Cook County
This month, the Prairie State Network will focus on the third exercise for the USDN Regional Network Partnership Program - Communications. If possible, please review the materials prior to the meeting.
We will also have a summary of the Powering Safe Communities Grant Program from the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, and a guest speaker from the National Safety Council.