Upcoming Events

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Rock Creek Conservancy’s Stream Team Leader Training

Join Rock Creek Conservancy as we train Stream Team Leaders, both novices and seasoned pros, in anticipation of our annual Extreme Cleanup with the Alice Ferguson Foundation on April 13, 2019.

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Skepticism in the Age of Fake News

Fake News. President Trump repeats the mantra regularly and uses it as a weapon against the media. It seems like it’s everywhere these days. Social media inundates us with information 24/7 and we only have so much time in the day to check the information we’re getting so what do we do? John Cook is going to explain how to apply skepticism in a way that’ll help you cut through the noise and save you time (and sanity) while online in this era of Fake News.

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Greening Your Money: A workshop on leveraging your money for positive social and environmental impact

How can we ensure our dollars are helping to care for our neighbors and all creation?  We hope you can join us for a workshop on “Greening your money for a positive social and environmental impact. “

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Monday, February 25, 2019

EESI Briefing: How Climate Change Affects the United States: Exploring the NCA and IPCC Reports

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI), Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), and National Wildlife Federation (NWF) invite you to a briefing on the latest climate change findings, as reported by leading scientists in the 4th National Climate Assessment (NCA) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report.

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Scaling Energy Access to Reach Nigeria’s Disenfranchised Population

Decentralized clean energy systems will play a major role in closing Nigeria’s energy access gap due to grid limitations. A large proportion of Nigeria’s 117 million people either are unconnected to the national grid or frustrated by intermittent power. Currently, highly polluting gasoline or diesel generators maximize cost, lung diseases, and environmental degradation. The national grid failure, however, creates enormous opportunities for distributed energy services companies to connect businesses, institutions, and households to standalone solar systems and mini-grids as captive power solutions.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Disaster Tech for Resilient People

Please join New America at a workshop focused on technologies for improving disaster risk reduction and resilience for vulnerable and underserved populations. This meeting will bring together innovators, emergency managers, policymakers, and storytellers to discuss new understandings, possibilities, partnerships, and technologies within the context of evolving natural hazards, risks, and vulnerabilities.

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Smart Building Technology Panel Featuring GSA & DOE

With more than 350,000 energy-utilizing buildings, the Federal government is the nation’s largest energy consumer. Energy used in buildings and facilities represents about 38% of the total site-delivered energy use of the Federal government. The panel discussion will focus on how both GSA and the DOE are working with Federal agencies to meet energy-related goals, identify and implement emerging building technologies across the Federal portfolio, facilitate public-private partnerships, and provide energy leadership to the country by identifying government best practices.

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The Future of Clean Energy

What does the future hold for clean energy sources in the United States, and how does innovation enhance our ability to make strides? Energy is getting cleaner, but policymakers face pressure to encourage more rapid progress. Join the American Action Forum for a panel discussion on clean energy policy and the federal government’s role in encouraging energy production that is friendly to both consumers and the environment.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

BP Energy Outlook 2019

CSIS is pleased to host the U.S. launch of the “2019 BP Energy Outlook” with Spencer Dale, group chief economist of BP.

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Reset of Nuclear Waste Management – Strategy and Policy

Panel discussion of the recent Stanford and George Washington University report on a new path to success in disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste in the United States.

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