By Raksha Vasudevan
Each year, Earth Day (April 22nd) is a time when communities across the world come together to recognize the need for continued protection of the Earth’s invaluable natural resources. During the whole month of April, now termed “Earth Month,” residents and city leaders alike commit to celebrating these resources, protecting them with specific actions and celebrating these actions with others.
In honor of Earth Month this April, NLC’s Sustainability Program will be hosting a special webinar series highlighting city leadership in sustainability. Elected officials and their staff are playing a critical role in advancing social, economic and environmental sustainability in their communities. This series will celebrate their leadership and innovation during this month of heightened environmental awareness.
Beginning on April 9th and going through April 30th, each Tuesday at 2:00 pm ET, NLC will profile a different city in a 30-minute webinar. Cities will present innovative programs, policies or initiatives that have been critical in moving the sustainability conversation forward in their communities. NLC will spotlight communities of varied geographies and populations, from coastal towns and small suburbs to small and large cities to show the range of innovative efforts taking place.
Below is the webinar schedule. Mark your calendars and click on the link below to join us for the first webinar on Tuesday, April 9.
• April 9: Spotlight on Sustainability Leadership: Miami Beach, Fla.
• April 16: Spotlight on Sustainability Leadership: Falcon Heights, Minn.
• April 23: Spotlight on Sustainability Leadership: TBD
• April 30: Spotlight on Sustainability Leadership: Seattle, Wash.
Happy Earth Month!
Details: To learn more about what you can do during the month of April, visit the Environmental Protection Agency’s site dedicated to Earth Day. For additional sustainability resources and tools, please visit the Sustainable Cities Institute and follow us on twitter @SustCitiesInst, #CitiesLead. And as always, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your sustainability story!