Introduction to Electric Markets and Procurement Strategies

Scott Harford, Energy Management Consultant with Penn State’s Facilities Engineering Institute, will explore the benefits of a deregulated market and the energy procurement process for Pennsylvania enterprises and town planners.

Marcellus Shale Landowner Coalitions: Form, Function, and Impact

Grace Wildermuth, Penn State PhD Student in Rural Sociology, will discuss the research from her thesis on landowner coalitions during this month’s webinar.

Planning a Successful Workshop to Gain New Perspective on Grand Challenge Problems

SIRO is cosponsoring a visit by a strategic development consultant who will be talking about solving complex problems and engaging stakeholders through purposeful workshops. They will be meeting with Engineering Research Center proposers in the afternoon, but faculty who are planning large interdisciplinary research projects and want tips on how to structure and organize an science ideation workshop may wish to attend the morning session.

2018 Congressional Clean Energy Expo and Policy Forum

The 2018 Congressional Clean Energy Expo and Policy Forum will bring together 40-50 businesses, trade associations, and government agencies to showcase renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. In every state across the country, these technologies are having a significant impact in business development and job creation in the manufacturing, transmission, power, transportation, and building sectors. The bipartisan House Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus is the Expo's honorary co-host.

Call for Interest: UN Sustainable Development Goals Community of Practice

All NCSE members are invited to participate in the UN Sustainable Development Goals Community of Practice (SDG CoP). The driving question of the SDG CoP is "how do the SDGs translate to actionable programs and curricula on college campuses?” This CoP will help build an inventory of campus operations and curricula that can be shared to allow programs and institutions to learn from others. In addition, the SDG CoP co-chairs Mike Carvalho and Dork Sahagian will lead a discussion during the CEDD Summer Meeting.

Webinar: Promoting Urban & Community Forestry through Staffing, Volunteer Groups, Tree Boards, & Ordinances

Understanding Urban and Community Forestry – An Extension Webinar Series
Southern Regional Extension Forestry
The success of community forests relies on good management by municipal staff, volunteer groups, and tree boards framed around well-written ordinances. This presentation will explore how these components promote a healthy community forest, as well as how Extension educators can assist communities in the process.

Webinar: Can We Enhance the Urban Environment with Non-native Trees & Shrubs

Urban Forestry Today Webcast Series – UMass Amherst, Department of Environmental Conservation
Join Dr. Linda Chalker-Scott, Washington State University, as she discusses the native-nonnative woody species dilemma and outlines how we can strive to enhance urban landscape biodiversity.
Cost:  Free

2019 PA Groundwater Symposium

The 2019 Pennsylvania Groundwater Symposium will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College. An optional field trip will be offered to a limited number of registrants on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. A call for presenters will be sent later this fall to solicit presentations for the Symposium. The registration page and full agenda will be available in February 2019.

Call For Abstracts - 2018 West Virginia State Water Conference

The 2018 West Virginia State Water Conference will take place September 27-28, 2018 at Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place in Morgantown, WV. The Conference Planning Committee is now accepting abstracts. The theme for the conference is "WATER: Exploring the Understanding, Significance, and Power of Life's Critical Resource."