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NNSLE Webinar Series

The NNSLE monthly webinar series are free and available to view on-demand.

Sustainable Living

In 2015, Diana Rashash, Catherine Elliott, and Ramona Madhosingh-Hector published an article in the Journal of Extension entitled “Extension professionals and sustainability practices: Are we walking our talk?” With this article in mind, and given that NNSLE’s goal is to help foster “new consumption patterns and sustainable lifestyles”, outgoing chair, Roslynn McCann, shared how she incorporates sustainable living into her personal life, work life, social life, and political endeavors. If you are looking for new ideas of how to incorporate sustainability into your life, or to see commonalities of others practicing sustainability in Extension, this webinar is for you!

This webinar aired live on October 18, 2018

Presenters: Roslynn McCann, Utah State University

Community Voices, Informed Choices (CIVIC) Program

Catalyzed by local “discussion-to-action” sustainability programming and national initiatives that foster civil and inclusive community dialogue, the new Community Voices, Informed Choices (CIVIC) Extension Program at the University of Florida IFAS Extension will collectively house programs that cultivate a climate of sustained community conversation around complex and pressing local issues. Led by a diverse team of state and county faculty, the CIVIC program is providing technical resources, professional development training, and administrative support that enables Cooperative Extension Agents to effectively serve as conveners, facilitators, moderators, and/or coordinators of community dialogue, deliberation, and informed decision-making. The need for unity, collaboration, and empathy couldn’t be greater, and Extension is uniquely positioned to help communities meet these needs.

This webinar aired live on August 16, 2018

Presenters: Holly Abeels, Lara Milligan, Jennison Kipp Searcy, Martha Monroe, and Linda Seals, University of Florida

Washington State University Extension's Water Resource Programming Efforts

This webinar provides an overview, along with key insights from some of Washington State University Extension’s water resource programming efforts. Major efforts presented will include volunteer 'Watershed Steward' programs, Real Estate Professional training, Green Stormwater Infrastructure, and social marketing-based shoreline homeowner outreach programs.

This webinar aired live on July 19, 2018

Presenters: Bob Simmons, Washington State University

NNSL Presentation 2018

Latino Energy Literacy Outreach and Agriculture Worker Research in the Pacific Northwest: Youth, Communities, Families, and More!

Latinos are a growing and vibrant part of many communities. This is especially true in the Pacific Northwest where Latino populations are approaching 20% in some counties. Reaching diverse audiences is a critical part of social sustainability and creating resilient communities. Latino access to Extension resources may be limited for a variety of reasons including language barriers and lack of awareness. As part of Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest (AHB), we found that Latinos were an important stakeholder in project involvement and also as future consumers of the bio-economy. In 2016, we started programs, events, and research specifically targeted toward Latino communities, youth, families, and agriculture workers. In this webinar, we will describe our work in creating a volunteer program, hosting events, and researching agriculture workers, which were all targeted toward the Latino community.

This webinar aired live on June 21, 2018

Presenters: Patricia Townsend, Washington State University

Rust to Green Binghamton and the Role of Arts & Culture in Community Resiliency

Rust to Green Binghamton (R2GB) is a university-community partnership focused on community sustainability and resiliency in Binghamton, New York.  Part of New York’s Rust Belt, Binghamton experienced two severe floods, one in 2006 and a second in 2011.  In this webinar, Cornell University’s Dr. Shorna Allred (Department of Natural Resources) and Senior Extension Associate, Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman (Department of Development Sociology) provide an overview of the R2GB project, including our research on community resiliency in the face of climate change, and our expanding use of arts, culture, and the humanities to both understand and strengthen resiliency.

This webinar aired live on May 17, 2018

Presenters: Dr. Shorna Allred and Heidi Mouillesseaux-Kunzman, Cornell University

Rust to Green

Community Food Systems Programming in the Teton Foodshed

This webinar provides a background into the growing local food movement in the Yellowstone-Teton region, particularly in Teton County, Idaho. It summarizes the context for factors that influence the resiliency and sustainability of the Teton food system, such as high income inequality, land access challenges to increase local food production, and the isolated, rural geography of the region. To tackle food system needs and further integrate various components of the food system, the University of Idaho’s Teton County Extension office is working to increase collaboration between the Teton Food and Farm Coalition partners, and is offering creative educational programs for beginning small acreage farmers and ranchers, home gardeners, and food entrepreneurs.

This webinar aired live on April 19, 2018

Presenter: Jennifer Werlin, Community Food Systems Extension Educator, University of Idaho Extension

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Externships in Sustainability

This webinar explains how the University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension is able to foster real world experiences for undergraduate students while building community capacity in sustainability through a variety of summer projects throughout the state. The genesis of the program, range of projects and funding is described by Area Extension Agent in Community Resource Development, Mark Apel, who heads the program for Arizona.

Presenter: Mark Apel, University of Arizona Extension

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Sustainable Floridians

This is an 11-module, multi-week course that provides a forum for education, understanding, and action to address Florida-specific questions and concerns about water, energy, food systems, transportation, and more. This webinar features leaders around the state sharing this "discussion-to-action" sustainable living UF/IFAS Extension program.

Find out more about Sustainable Floridians.

Presenters: Jennison Kipp Searcy & Linda Seals, University of Florida Extension

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