SNEP Grant Funding Webinar for RI

SNEP Grant Funding Webinar for RI

Check out this year’s EPA Southern New England Program Network (SNEP) Rhode Island Grant Funding Workshop. One of the challenges that communities face when addressing water quality, flooding and/or other climate change impacts is identifying funding mechanisms to support their projects. There are several funding programs available for this work, but it is often difficult to…

EBC Webinar: Resilience Strategies for Low Lying Roadways

EBC Webinar: Resilience Strategies for Low Lying Roadways

Low-lying roadways in New England and across the globe face increasing threats from flooding from sea level rise, more frequent and intense precipitation, and rising groundwater levels. This risk is compounded in that many of these same roadways are critical to provide emergency evacuation, response, and recovery services for extreme weather events. Beyond road closures…

EBC & RISEP Annual Rhode Island Winter Gathering

EBC & RISEP Annual Rhode Island Winter Gathering

Join the Environmental Business Council of New England and the Rhode Island Society of Environmental Professionals (RISEP) for this annual winter evening of cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres, and networking. This event will be held from 5:00-7:00 pm at Save the Bay’s Providence Bay Center – an award-winning building with a mission – find out more! Join for the whole evening or…

The Business Case for Investing in Climate Resilience 

The Business Case for Investing in Climate Resilience 

A 400% return on investment. The prevention of up to 1/3 of potential losses. It might surprise you to learn that these impressive business numbers arose from a study about investing in climate resilience measures. Dr. Alfredo Roa-Henriquez, a supply chain resilience expert at North Dakota State University, offered a look at these numbers, and the study…

Climate Central: Helping Others Tell Clear & Engaging Climate Stories

Climate Central: Helping Others Tell Clear & Engaging Climate Stories

“Our aim is to make accurate, effective climate communication ubiquitous.” These were the words of Karen Florini, Vice President for Strategic Impact for Climate Central, as she opened her live webinar for PRP’s Climate Ready Providence Speaker Series last month. Florini was there to introduce the audience to the wealth of resources that Climate Central has…

Climate Ready Providence Speaker Series

Climate Ready Providence Speaker Series

Together with The Providence Foundation, the Providence Resilience Partnership is bringing several national experts to Providence in a virtual speaker series this fall. Lunch and learn with us to better understand the climate risk we are facing, and learn about tools to help individuals, families and businesses better prepare for what’s ahead. ____________________________ Thursday, October 19…

SNEP 2023-24 Stormwater Planning Series: Applications Due

SNEP 2023-24 Stormwater Planning Series: Applications Due

Next week is the deadline to apply for the Southeast New England Program (SNEP) Network Stormwater Planning Series 2023/2024 Cohort! This facilitated training series offers FREE training and technical assistance to help guide your community through the process of developing a conceptual design for a nature-based stormwater retrofit in a selected drainage area in your…

Webinar:  The Power of a New Climate Language

Webinar:  The Power of a New Climate Language

Join the Security and Sustainability Forum and George Washington University’s Environmental and Energy Management Institute for an engaging and thought-provoking webinar featuring Herb Simmens, former Executive Director of the New Jersey State Planning Commission, to celebrate the launch of the second edition of his book, “A Climate Vocabulary of the Future.”   Blending the realms…

Webinar:  New tools to help state & municipal leaders meet air quality, climate & energy objectives

Webinar:  New tools to help state & municipal leaders meet air quality, climate & energy objectives

The U.S. EPA has created two tools designed to help state and municipal decision-makers navigate the challenge of meeting short & long-term economic & environmental goals.  This webinar offers a chance to learn more about these planning tools.  The two planning tools developed by the U.S. EPA’s Office of Research and Development are called GLIMPSE…