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  • 09/19 Wednesday
    Growing Community | Extending the Life of Your Garden
    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Grace Farms Tour
    12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
    09/21 Friday
    September Community Dinner
    6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
    Protecting Wildlife | New Strategies to Combat Wildlife Trafficking
    7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    09/22 Saturday
    Birdwatching at Grace Farms | Fall Migration
    10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Open Arts Studio for Families
    10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
    Grace Farms Tour
    12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
    Exploring Nature | Restoring Native Meadows
    2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
    09/25 Tuesday
    Astronomy for Families | Harvest Moon
    8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Growing Community | Extending the Life of Your Garden

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Regional Convening for Sustainable Development

Regional Convening for Sustainable Development

Regional Convening for Sustainable Development

Date

Feb 07, 2018
9:00 AM–4:30 PM

Venue

Grace Farms, CT

Ticket price

Sold Out

Join Grace Farms Foundation and Live Green Connecticut for the first annual Regional Convening for Sustainable Development (RCSD). Thought leaders from around the world will discuss wide-ranging strategies for sustainable development, with regional case studies demonstrating how some of those strategies have been implemented locally. Learn how we can come together to make Connecticut a leader in community-driven sustainable development.

 

Convening Schedule:

9:00 am

  • Welcome: Adam Thatcher, Grace Farms Foundation Director of Operations, and Daphne Dixon, Co-founder and Executive Director of Live Green Connecticut

9:15 am

  • Video message from Jeffrey Sachs, Director of Sustainable Development at Columbia University
  • Introduction: Dr. David L. Downie, Fairfield University

9:35 am

  • Keynote Address: Kanni Wignaraja, Director, UN Development Operations Coordination Office
  • Introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG Academy and Sustainable Development Solutions Network

10:05 am

  • Panel 1: “Building Sustainability Into Our Cities,”; Introduction: Kevin Moynihan, First Selectman, New Canaan

10:30 am

  • Coffee Break

10:45 am

  • Catherine Smith, State of Connecticut Economic and Community Development
  • Introduction: Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, Conservation Biologist at Columbia University

11:15 am

  • Panel 2: “The Condition of CT’s Sustainable Development Infrastructure”

11:40 am

  • Panel 3: “The Critical Role Businesses Play in Sustainable Development”

12:15 p.m.

  • Lunch

1:30 pm & 3 pm

  • Breakout Sessions 1 and 2: Regional and Community Sustainable Development Presentations

4:20 pm

  • Closing Remarks

4:45 – 6 pm

  • Networking Reception

 

Call for Presentations

Applications due January 30th.

Nature + Environment
Arts + Beauty
Faith + Meaning
Community + Relationships
Justice + Ethics
Children and Families
Teens
Adults
Seniors
court
Sustainability

Community

Join Grace Farms Foundation and Live Green Connecticut for the first annual Regional Convening for Sustainable Development (RCSD). Thought leaders from around the world will discuss wide-ranging strategies for sustainable development, with regional case studies demonstrating how some of those strategies have been implemented locally. Learn how we can come together to make Connecticut a leader in community-driven sustainable development.

 

Convening Schedule:

9:00 am

  • Welcome: Adam Thatcher, Grace Farms Foundation Director of Operations, and Daphne Dixon, Co-founder and Executive Director of Live Green Connecticut

9:15 am

  • Video message from Jeffrey Sachs, Director of Sustainable Development at Columbia University
  • Introduction: Dr. David L. Downie, Fairfield University

9:35 am

  • Keynote Address: Kanni Wignaraja, Director, UN Development Operations Coordination Office
  • Introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG Academy and Sustainable Development Solutions Network

10:05 am

  • Panel 1: “Building Sustainability Into Our Cities,”; Introduction: Kevin Moynihan, First Selectman, New Canaan

10:30 am

  • Coffee Break

10:45 am

  • Catherine Smith, State of Connecticut Economic and Community Development
  • Introduction: Dr. Howard Rosenbaum, Conservation Biologist at Columbia University

11:15 am

  • Panel 2: “The Condition of CT’s Sustainable Development Infrastructure”

11:40 am

  • Panel 3: “The Critical Role Businesses Play in Sustainable Development”

12:15 p.m.

  • Lunch

1:30 pm & 3 pm

  • Breakout Sessions 1 and 2: Regional and Community Sustainable Development Presentations

4:20 pm

  • Closing Remarks

4:45 – 6 pm

  • Networking Reception

 

Call for Presentations

Applications due January 30th.

Adults

Community

Date

Feb 07, 2018
9:00 AM–4:30 PM

Venue

Grace Farms, CT

Ticket price

Sold Out