Webinar Presentations From ICLEI
Browse ICLEI's library of webinar recordings to learn sustainability innovations and solutions.
We’ve featured dozens of local government staff and other sustainability innovators who have shared their experience and expertise so that you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Click to watch them on demand, or download the presentation slides.
Adapting With Your Community: Insights and Techniques for Public Engagement on Climate Action (Sept. 2012)
Leading experts share a range of effective public engagement approaches tested in planning initiatives around the country
Reducing Barriers to Solar for Local Governments (2012-2013 monthly series)
View presentations from ICLEI's year-long webinar series to help local governments overcome barriers to deploying solar energy and making local investment in solar more attractive.
Making Climate Adaptation Work: Planning Around Local Capacities and Constraints (July 2012)
This webinar features two climate preparedness initiatives—New York City and Chula Vista, CA—characterized by very different approaches and investment of resources.
Communicating Sustainability and Responding to Critics (April 2012)
Best practices and tips on communicating sustainability and planning, and strategies on how to respond to conspiracy theories.
Economic Vitality in a Changing Climate (March 2012)
Explore successful local government and private sector approaches to increasing community resilience and maintaining business continuity and economic prosperity in the face of increasing extreme weather and other impacts driven by climate change.
ICLEI’s most popular webinar of 2010. Midwest local government staff share perspectives on the role of the master plan and zoning code in creating sustainable communities.
Learn about the substantial improvements in energy efficiency provided by the 2012 IECC, and how a jurisdiction might get a head start on energy savings by being an early adopter of the 2012 IECC.
Connect the dots between sustainability and prosperity. Learn from the leading experts ICLEI brought together for this popular two-part series.
Part 1: Saving Money, Expanding Markets, and Building a Talented Workforce
Part II: Leveraging Public Resources and Federal Funding
Sustainability Planning Webinar Series (Spring 2010)
ICLEI’s four-part webinar series on sustainability planning featured leading local government staff and ICLEI's own sustainability experts, who discussed best practices (featuring New York City staff), measuring sustainability performance, and using ICLEI’s Sustainability Planning Toolkit.
Part 1: Using the Sustainability Planning Toolkit
Part 2: PlaNYC: The Process Behind the Plan
Part 3: Lessons Learned in Local Sustainability Planning
Part 4: Sustainability Performance and the STAR Community Index
Watch a fascinating overview of New York City's climate adaptation efforts, as well as its adaptation outreach and engagement strategies.
ICLEI, in partnership with USGBC, hosted a six-part webinar series featuring staff from leading local governments across the country who shared their green building strategies and successes.
Part 1: Green Buildings for Cool Cities
Part 2: Seattle’s Green Building Efforts
Part 3: Boston's Green Building Program
Part 4: Dallas's and El Paso's Green Building Programs
Part 5: New York City’s Green Building Efforts
Part 6: Delta, British Columbia's Eco-Industrial Approach
Using Power Purchase Agreements to Finance Solar (Feb. 2011)
Learn basic principles of how to create a power purchase agreement (PPA). Understand how PPAs can benefit your community by removing certain cost and maintenance barriers associated with solar, and hear first-hand accounts from communities in Massachusetts that are participating in solar PPAs.
The business of tracking energy use and greenhouse gas emissions is moving to a whole new level for local governments -- and the benefits are astonishing. Learn how Palo Alto, CA, saved $550,000 in one year.
Sustainability in Town-Gown Communities (Dec. 2010)
Learn how three innovative ICLEI USA member local governments — Bloomington, IN, Iowa City, IA, and Oberlin, OH — work hand-in-hand with local colleges and universities on climate protection and sustainability.
Without so much as a blueprint, the small community of Montgomery County, MD, instituted a daring plan for reducing emissions by levying the nation's first local carbon tax. Get valuable insights on ways to create tax law legislation in your own community.
Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie and speakers from ICLEI, NRDC, and NESCAUM participated in a webinar discussion to demonstrate how state and local governments are leading the way to cleaner transportation options.
Promoting Low-Carbon Transportation (April 2010)
Learn about the Portland, OR's Smart Trips neighborhood program, which offers residents personalized information on alternatives to driving. Targeted neighborhoods have reduced single-occupant car trips by between 8 and 13 percent. Linda Ginenthal with the City of Portland Office of Transportation presented how the program works and its successes.
City-County Cooperation for Sustainability (Jan. 2010)
Many actions to improve sustainability require or can be more effective with cooperation between counties and the cities within them. A number of ICLEI members in the Southeast are developing or trying to develop city-county partnerships, and are interested in improving or strengthening these partnerships. The goal of this webinar is to share and learn approaches to overcoming challenges in city-county partnerships.
Managing Energy Data (Oct. 2009)
We'll cover the wide variety of products available to track and analyze energy use in your facilities. Learn from your peers about systems that have worked well. Also learn about Energy Star’s free Portfolio Manager, and how to effectively use any of these systems in conjunction with your greenhouse gas inventory and ICLEI's CACP Software 2009.
Miami-Dade County Sustainability Assessment (Feb. 2010)
Miami-Dade County recently became the first local government in the country using ICLEI's Five Milestones for Sustainability to complete Milestone One: Conduct a sustainability assessment. On this webinar, Susanne Torriente, Director of the Miami-Dade County Office of Sustainability, presented the process they used to complete Milestone One, their lessons learned, and an update on their progress on Milestone Two: Set sustainability goals.
Promoting Solar Energy (March 2010)
Knoxville, TN, and Orlando, FL are participating in the Department of Energy's Solar America Cities partnership to accelerate the adoption of solar energy. Erin Burns of Knoxville and Jon Ippel of Orlando present some of the specific strategies their cities are implementing
Tracking and Recording Your Progress (June 2010)
How can you know if your climate and sustainability programs are on track to meet your goals? How can you effectively communicate progress to key stakeholders and the public? Maribel Feliciano of Broward County, FL and Jim Hetzel of Coconut Creek, FL will present the annual progress reports from their communities and talk about how those reports were put together.
Consumption-Based GHG Accounting: An Introduction (August 2011)
ICLEI and King County, WA, hosted this webinar. Hear from government staff and GHG accounting experts on their experiences in conducting cutting-edge GHG inventories, based on life-cycle analysis and consumption, rather than defined by geography. Learn what consumption-based inventories are, how they're different, and what the results look like.