Conservation that Addresses Social and Environmental Needs: Learning through CT Examples – Northwest Advancement Initiative
September 28, 2022 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Connecticut Land Conservation Council (CLCC) will host a series of Northwest regional roundtable discussions centered on bringing diversity, equity, inclusion, justice (DEIJ) and accessibility into community conservation work. These regional roundtables are offered thanks to generous grant support from the Connecticut Community Foundation.
Building upon the content of the dialogue sessions we hosted as part of the 2021 Advancement Initiative in the region, this year’s program will once again be facilitated by equity coaches, Ashley Stewart and David Sutherland and consist of three stand-alone Zoom conversations.
September 28: “Conservation that Addresses Social and Environmental Needs: Learning through CT Examples” – This session will feature representatives from organizations that use their land and environmental mission to address social and needs, including food, housing, and opportunities for people with disabilities. This session will include an open discussion on combining and staying on mission while incorporating various human and societal needs into our conservation practice.
Registration for these roundtables is limited to representatives of land trusts, municipalities, and community groups located in the Connecticut Community Foundation service area. For additional information about registration, please contact CLCC Sandy Breslin Conservation Fellow Emely Ricci at firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional events include:
August 23: “Looking at Conservation More Broadly” – David and Ashley will offer a primer on DEIJ and explore diversity in conservation values across rural, suburban, and urban landscapes.
October 25: “Accessibility in Nature” – Highlighting projects from CLCC Advancement Initiatives in other regions, we will discuss how a land trust event can account for different accessibility concerns. More details coming soon.