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The links listed below (next to each date) are for accessing video recordings of each webinar. The subsequent links are for PDF files of the presentation slides. The slides contain the presenters' contact information; if you have questions related to a specific topic, contact the presenter directly. (Audio recordings of webinars that took place prior to March 12, 2015 are available upon request.)

Note: links with an asterisk (*) will open in WebEx Network Player and stream the webinar recording to your computer; it may take some time for the recording to open.

June 6, 2019 - 2019 Climate Smart Communities Grant Program* (leaves DEC website)

May 9, 2019 - Refrigerant Management: Reducing Climate Change Impacts of Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases* (leaves DEC website)

April 11, 2019 - Building Community Networks and Resilience through Stewardship* (leaves DEC website)

March 14, 2019 - Driving Sustainability, Resilience, and Performance with LEED for Cities in the NY Olympic Region* (leaves DEC website)

February 6, 2019 - Advancing Food Scraps Recycling in NYS: State Funding Programs for Community Initiatives* (leaves DEC website)

January 10, 2019 - Improving the Resiliency of Multi-Family Affordable Housing in NYS* (leaves DEC website)

November 8, 2018 - Assessing Your Community's Economic & Climate Resiliency* (leaves DEC website)

October 11, 2018 - NYSERDA-funded Clean Heating & Cooling Campaigns* (leaves DEC website)

September 13, 2018 - Preventing Flood Damage Through Intermunicipal Project Review & Floodplain Overlay Districts* (leaves DEC website)

June 8, 2018 - Climate Smart Communities Grant Program - 2018 Opportunity* (leaves DEC website) - Start listening at about 00:06:00; there was a technical problem with the audio for the first 6 minutes of the recording.

May 10, 2018 - Climate Smart Communities Certification Portal & Program Updates* (leaves DEC website)

February 8, 2018 - Supporting Green Business in Your Community* (leaves DEC website)

January 11, 2018 - The Role of Community Engagement in Local Climate Action Planning* (leaves DEC website)

December 7, 2017 - Agriculture & Climate Change Adaptation: A Role for Communities* (leaves DEC website)

November 9, 2017 - Agriculture & Climate Change Mitigation: A Role for Municipalities* (leaves DEC website)

October 12, 2017 - Social Equity & Local Climate Action Planning* (leave DEC website)

September 14, 2017 - Building Flood Resiliency at the Local Level* (leaves DEC website)

June 8, 2017 - Community Risk and Resiliency Act - Reducing Flood Risk in New York State* (leaves DEC website)

May 25, 2017 - Climate Smart Communities Grant Program* (leaves DEC website)

May 11, 2017 - Lessons Learned from NYPA's Five Cities Energy Program* (leaves DEC website)

April 13, 2017- Residential Energy Score Project - A Plan for Advancing Energy Efficiency* (leaves DEC website)

March 9, 2017 - Repair Cafes: Fixing Stuff & Creating Community* (leaves DEC website)

January 12, 2017 - Creating Resilient Waterfronts: Climate-Adaptive Design* (leaves DEC website)

December 7, 2016 - Climate Change and Public Heath: What Can Municipalities Do?* (leaves DEC website)

November 10, 2016 - Adapting to a Changing Climate: Strategies for Community Planning* (leaves DEC website)

October 13, 2016 - NYStretch Energy Code* (leaves DEC website)

September 15, 2016 - Clean Fleets for Municipalities * (leaves DEC website)

June 10, 2016 - Climate Smart Communities EPF Grant Program * (leaves DEC website)

June 9, 2016 - Community Choice Aggregation * (leaves DEC website)

May 12, 2016 - NYS Climate Change Science Clearinghouse * (leaves DEC website)

April 14, 2016 - Comprehensive Plans with Sustainability Elements * (leaves DEC website)

March 10, 2016 - Solar Power on Landfills: Case Studies and Lessons Learned * (leaves DEC website)

February 11, 2016 - Staying Warm with Clean Energy: Renewable Heating Options and HeatSmart Tompkins * (leaves DEC's website)

February 4, 2016 - Climate Smart Communities Certification Workbook: a Tool for Self-Assessment,Tracking Accomplishments and Submitting Documentation * (leaves DEC website)

January 14, 2016 - Creating a Natural Resources Inventory * (leaves DEC website)

December 9, 2015 - Innovative Financing Mechanisms: Efficiency Service Agreements and NY Green Bank * (leaves DEC website)

November 12, 2015 - Electric Vehicle Procurement: Guidance and Models for Municipalities * (leaves DEC website)

October 8, 2015 - Green Fleet Management for Municipalities: Right-Sizing and Vehicle Efficiency Policies * (leaves DEC website)

September 10, 2015 - Building Clean and Resilient Local Power: NY Prize Update & Microgrid Case Studies * (leaves DEC website)

June 11, 2015 - Energy Code Support Services for Municipalities * (leaves DEC website)

April 9, 2015 - Reducing Community Transportation Emissions * (leaves DEC website)

March 23, 2015 - Reduce National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) premiums and further protect your community through the NFIP Community Rating System (CRS) * (leaves DEC website)

March 12, 2015 - Mobilizing Regional Climate Action * (leaves DEC website)

February 12, 2015 - NYSDOT Flooding Vulnerability Assessment and NYSDEC Fine-Scale Culvert Assessment Project

January 8, 2015 - Getting to Net-Zero Energy Homes

December 10, 2014 - Best Practices in LED Streetlight Conversions

November 13, 2014 - Microgrids and Community Choice Aggregation

October 9, 2014 - Community Energy Options Part 1: Microgrids, Combined Heat and Power Plants and Distributed Generation

September 11, 2014 - Climate Smart Community Certification and EPA's WaterSense Program

August 14, 2014 - Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing: EnergizeNY

June 12, 2014 - Energy Management Resources

April 10, 2014 - Urban Agriculture

March 13, 2014 - Support for Local Greenhouse Gas Inventories

February 25, 2014 - EPA Tools for Local Governments

January 9, 2014 - Adaptation Planning: Kingston Tidal Waterfront Flooding Task Force

December 11, 2013 - Climate Smart Communities Land-Use Toolkit and Streamlining Permits for Electric Vehicle Charging

November 20, 2013 - Collaborative Green Power Procurement and NYSERDA PON 2672

November 14, 2013 - Advancing Solar Power with NY-Sun

Describes and illustrates a proven collaborative photovoltaic procurement model that has been successfully deployed in elsewhere in the US.

September 19, 2013 - Coastal Protection - Lessons from the Netherlands

Shares information on how the Dutch are addressing water management and anticipated sea level rise.

June 6th, 2013 - National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System

Provides an overview of the Community Rating System with special attention to determining CRS eligibility.

This webinar includes two presentations:

May 9th, 2013 - Climate Smart Municipal Waste Management

Includes an overview of state policies and recommendations related to organic-waste management, and presentations by representatives of three New York State communities that are working to divert organic waste from the waste stream for the benefit of their residents.

This webinar includes two presentations:

April 25, 2013 - Applying the Regional GHG Emissions Inventory to Your Community

Examines the regional GHG inventory process together with outcomes, and discuss how CSCs can easily use the regional GHG products to complete their own community GHG inventories as part of their Climate Smart Communities pledge. Highlights of the Mid-Hudson Valley regional GHG inventory will also be provided.

This webinar includes two presentations:

April 11, 2013 - Planning for Renewable Energy

Provides an overview of the benefits and challenges associated with some common renewable energy technologies, planning and policy considerations for installing these systems, and common financing mechanisms for local governments.

This webinar includes three presentations:

March 28, 2013 - Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management

Presents NYS climate change projections, green infrastructure options, case studies, and an evaluation matrix to help communities decide what green infrastructure might work best in their community.

This webinar includes four presentations:

February 14, 2013 - Climate Change and Public Health

This presentation [PDF] discusses how climate change affects health in New York State and in your community. Different health outcomes in response to special weather events and patterns are examined.

February 7, 2013 - Developing the CSC Toolkit: Presentation and Audience Feedback

Provides an overview of the development of a CSC web-based toolkit [PDF] that is being designed so communities can locate GHG reduction practices in the areas of land use, transportation, building codes, housing policy, green infrastructure, and infrastructure investment.

January 24, 2013 - A Recommended Approach to Climate Action Planning

Outlines a recommended approach for creating a climate action plan, including the stakeholders that should be involved, outreach techniques, sample outlines and how to put it into action.

This webinar includes three presentations:

December 13, 2012 - Using the 179D Tax Deduction to Reduce Energy Use in Municipal Buildings

Provides detailed information on how local governments can take advantage of paragraph (4) of this section of the law to achieve significant cost and energy savings in both newly constructed and retrofitted buildings.

This webinar includes five presentations:

October 18, 2012 - Quantifying Greenhouse Gas Reduction from Land-use Policy Change

A discussion of current research on measuring and projecting greenhouse gas emissions reductions resulting from land-use and transportation policies.

This webinar includes four presentations:

October 11, 2012 - Climate Adaptation Planning

Presents available local resources that can help communities conduct a vulnerability assessment and create a climate adaptation plan.

The webinar includes four presentations:

September, 2012 - Renewable Natural Gas

Provides information about an emerging green-energy industry that converts biogases emitted from decomposing organic wastes into a sustainable vehicle fuel called renewable natural gas (RNG), which can replace diesel fuel in bus and truck fleets.

This webinar included five presentations:

March, 2012 - Energy Efficiency in Municipal Buildings

Provides a detailed description of NYSERDAS FlexTech and Commercial Lighting (CLP) programs [PDF] with a case study on Washington County's experience with the CLP program.

December, 2011 - Building Audits

Addresses the process of conducting building audits as a first step to improving energy efficiency in municipal buildings. NYSERDA incentives and the audit process are described with the Town of Red Hook sharing lessons learned from their experience.

This webinar includes three presentations:

September, 2011 - Climate Action Planning

Development of a local climate action plan is important to ensure a comprehensive approach to achieving GHG reduction goals and assessing climate hazards. The City of Kingston and the Town of Cortlandt share their climate action planning experiences.

This webinar includes three presentations:

June, 2011 - Local Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventories

An introduction to local GHG inventories [PDF] and an overview of protocols suitable for community and municipal operations inventories. Includes completed inventory case studies from the Town of Ithaca and the City of Albany.

May, 2011 - NYSDOT's Green Leadership in Transportation and Environmental Sustainability (GreenLITES) program

GreenLITES assesses transportation sustainability elements in projects, planning, and operations from a more holistic "triple bottom line" approach of economy, society and environment. Discusses how local municipalities and non-governmental organizations may use GreenLITES to certify their transportation projects.

This webinar includes three presentations:

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