National League of Cities Launches Earth Month Webinar Series Today

WASHINGTON - In honor of Earth Month the National League of Cities' Sustainability Program is hosting a webinar series highlighting city leadership in sustainability. The series will highlight four communities across the United States that have produced innovative programs, initiatives, or policies critical to moving the sustainability conversation forward in their communities.

Profiled cities include Miami Beach, Fla., Falcon Heights, Minn., Flagstaff, Ariz. and Seattle, Wash. The webinars will be hosted each Tuesday at 2pm EDT in April, beginning on April 9th and ending April 30th. Each webinar is free and open to the public.

• Tuesday, April 9: NLC will highlight sustainability leadership from the coastal community of Miami Beach, Florida. The webinar will feature Betsy Wheaton, Miami Beach Environmental Resource Manager.

• Tuesday, April 16: NLC will highlight sustainability leadership in smaller cities. Falcon Heights, Minnesota Mayor Peter Lindstrom and Councilmember Beth Mercer-Taylor will discuss using partnerships and creative staffing strategies to address issues ranging from renewable energy to food access.

• Tuesday, April 23: NLC will highlight sustainability in Flagstaff, Arizona. Flagstaff's Sustainability Director Nicole Woodman will share insight on sustainability leadership in the southwest region of the U.S.

• Tuesday, April 30: NLC will highlight sustainability leadership from the City of Seattle, Washington. Sandra Mallory, Program Manager for Seattle's Office of Sustainability and Environment, will discuss the city's green building programs and resource conservation management plan.

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The National League of Cities is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.