SEEC Webinar 13 — Communicating Energy Projects

Webinar—Communicating Energy Projects: Getting the Buy-In of Your Community and Your Elected Officials

This session is approved for AICP Certification Maintenance credits!
[ganet]CM Approved Credits:[/ganet] 1.00

Communities across California are working diligently to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To be successful, these projects require community input and support. This webinar will highlight tools and resources to help local agency officials engage the community in energy efficiency projects and climate action planning Including guidance on how to successfully communicate the benefits of energy efficiency, climate action planning and greenhouse gas reductions and how to conduct a successful public engagement process to a broad audience. It will conclude with a discussion of one community’s experience developing and adopting a Community Sustainability Plan.

  • Terry Amsler, Program Director, Public Engagement Program, Institute for Local Government, will discuss how to plan and implement successful public engagement programs.
  • Don Knapp, Communications and Marketing Director of ICLEI: Local Governments for Sustainability, will provide guidance on how to successfully communicate the benefits of climate change and energy efficiency efforts.
  • Councilmember Jon Harrison will share the City of Redlands’ experience building support for Redland’s Community Sustainability Plan.

A recording of the webinar is available. Individual presentations are available on the agenda below.


2:00 pm Webinar Logistics and Overview

Kate Meis, Local Government Commission
Presentation (PDF)

2:15 pm Responding to Contested Views and Values in Public Engagement Processes

Terry Amsler, Institute for Local Government (Speaker)
Presentation (PDF)

2:30 pm Communicating the Benefits of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Efforts

Don Knapp, ICLEI: Local Governments for Sustainability (Speaker)
Presentation (PDF)

2:45 pm Building Support for a Community Sustainability Plan

Councilmember Jon Harrison, City of Redlands (Speaker)
Presentation (PDF)

3:00 pm Questions / Adjourn