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Public-Private Partnerships: Leveraging the Strengths of Government and The Private Sector

In this four-part series, EFC director Dan Nees speaks with local government leaders who are partnering with the private sector in innovative ways to better manage stormwater and achieve shared community goals.  These seasoned practitioners share...

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1/31/18
SNAP-Ed Toolkit

Nutrition education handouts, Web sites, fact sheets and lesson plans that support the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Part of the SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions Toolkit, check out the links below to find hands-on cooking and tasting lessons...

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1/23/18
SEL Field Guide

The Social and Emotiona Learning (SEL) Challenge was designed to identify promising practices for empathy, teamwork, initiative, responsibility, and problem solving. The Challenge was a partnership in eight...

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1/23/18
Environmental Education Videos: Trans-disciplinary Approaches to Addressing Wicked Problems

Conservation Psychologist and President & CEO of New Knowledge Organization, John Fraser, discusses the theological structure of environmental psychology — how do most people choose to engage with environmental sustainability, and what emotions,...

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12/22/17
Great Urban Parks Campaign: Case Studies

These case studies are successful examples of community engagement, design and planning, fostering partnerships, and procuring funding at parks in Baltimore, Denver, and Atlanta. 

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12/20/17
Go Far, Walk Together: Community Engagement as Transformative Practice

Center for Whole Communities exists to cultivate transformative leadership that weaves together and strengthens movements for justice and the environment. CWC believes that vibrant and equitable communities stem from healthy relationships to ourselves...

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12/13/17
Sustainability and Community Development

After reading this chapter from Introduction to Community Development: Theory, Practice, and Service-Learning, you will better be able to: 

1. Define sustainability and sustainable community development.

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11/13/17
Rallying Support From Within the Community

This presentation details how Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden colloborated with community members through a variety of educational programs throughout Richmond, VA. 

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11/7/17
Strategies to Scale Up Social Programs: Pathways, Partnerships and Fidelity

How to scale (“pathways”), whom to involve (“partnerships”), and retention of program quality (“fidelity”) are three strategic decisions that can be critical to the scale up of beneficial social programs in societies. This report examines various ways...

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11/7/17
Let's Talk Climate: Messages to Motivate U.S. Latinos

Climate change is not a new issue for Latinos living in the United States. Many Latino leaders have provided leadership on climate, and organizations are working to engage Latinos in solutions. Latino climate leadership is accelerating, but further ...

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11/6/17
Let's Lead On Climate

This guide features stories from organizations and communities across America that have successfully engaged their constituents in programs and initiatives to elevate climate leadership, action, and solutions. From nurses to pastors to local leaders,...

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11/6/17
The Science and Politics of Human Well-being: A Case Study in Cocreating Indicators for Puget Sound Restoration

Across scientific fields, there have been calls to improve the integration of scientific knowledge in policy making. Particularly since the publication of the Millennium Ecosystem...

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10/23/17
A New Approach to Conservation: Using Community Empowerment for Sustainable Well-being

The global environmental conservation community recognizes that the participation of local communities is essential for the success of conservation initiatives; however, much work remains to be done on how to integrate conservation and human...

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10/23/17
Implementing a New Global Agenda for Cities

Representatives from SDSN’s Sustainable Cities Initiative presented at the annual conference of the American Planning Association in 2017, showcasing efforts to implement and monitor the SDGs in three USA cities:...

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10/23/17
Fire Adapted Communities

Every year thousands of wildfires burn millions of acres across the United States. It’s not if, but when the next wildfire will threaten your community. The Fire Adapted Communities website offers information and specific actions you can take, no...

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8/30/17
Gathering around the Table: How Six Gardens Connect People to Food

We are all connected to plants through the food we eat. A foodbased garden starts conversations and gets people interested while providing an entrée to programs and interpretation in numerous topics including science, history, literature, and even...

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7/9/17
The Power of the Plate: Celebrating Community Connections through Food and Agriculture

This session aims to explore ways that Gardens are harnessing the power of food to connect and convene diverse communities through stories of people, programs, practices, policy, procurement, and fund development. The presenters in this session are...

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7/9/17
Taking Up Residence: The Multifaceted Benefits of Artist Residency Programs in Gardens

Artist in Residence programs have been popular in the art world for some time, but few gardens take advantage of this opportunity. Residency programs can provide institutions with new ways of looking at their living and non-living collections, develop...

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7/9/17
Your Staff and Job Training Programs: Building a Cohesive Team

Public Gardens have a unique opportunity to touch the lives of young people in their communities through paid job training programs. While traditional internships offer training on an individual level, some job readiness programs offer the experience...

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7/9/17
The Role of Public Gardens in Revitalizing Communities

While many municipalities have seen a return of commercial and residential investment, too many remain mired in cycles of poverty, community degradation, poor quality education, and unemployment. Public gardens cannot by themselves reverse these long-...

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7/9/17

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