3/27 - Teaming Up for Urban Forestry: New Tools to Build and Energize Local Sustainability Efforts (CM | 1.5)

March 19, 2018

Urban forestry requires many team players.  And one of the biggest challenges to growing any community’s urban forest is building that team: not just foresters but professionals from many disciplines, policymakers, planners and the public. 

 

The Vibrant Cities Lab, a new website launched by the U.S. Forest Service, American Forests and the National Association of Regional Councils, is an  innovative, multi-faceted resource that can help build, inform and energize that team.

 

Whatever your job, or whether you just care about your town, trees can help clean water and air, address climate change, improve public health and safety, promote energy conservation, even improve student performance. And that’s just part of the list. Healthy urban forests help grow sustainable communities in many ways, wherever you live.

 

Join us for a FREE live webinar that explores the resources available to help policymakers and municipal executives make decisions about the future of their community’s forests, and to learn how urban forestry can help drive progress toward Smart Growth and sustainability goals.

 

The webinar features Laurence D. Wiseman of CenterLine Strategy and the founding president and CEO of American Forest Foundation, Ian Leahy of American Forests and Lauren Marshall of the U.S. Forest Service.  Participants of the live webinar are eligible for 1.5 AICP CM credits.

 

March 27, 2018

12:00-1:30 PM CST

COST: FREE!

 

Please register at: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2841311058688309762

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