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Presentations by University of Wisconsin-Extension Sustainability Team members are available for use by others.

Presentations at the 2009 Innovation Grant Sustainability Roundtables

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Presentations at Sustainable Communities In-Service, January 28-29, 2009

  • This single link connects to the presentations of the Sustainable Communities In-Service, January 28-29, 2009 at the Pyle Center, UW-Madison. The presentations include:

    Training Context and Overview  
    Sherrie Gruder
    , Sustainable Design Specialist, Solid & Hazardous Waste Education Center (SHWEC)

    Sustainability Drivers: Integrated Nature of the Problem
    Kelly Cain, Director, St. Croix Institute for Sustainable Community Development, UW-River Falls

    Toolkit: Toward a Sustainable Community: A Toolkit for Local Government
    Sherrie Gruder


    TNS and APA Principles and the TNS Process of Backcasting
    Jerry Hembd, Director, Northern Center for Community and Economic Development,
    UW-Superior/Extension; Anna Haines, Director, Center for Land Use Education (CLUE), UW-Stevens Point

    Local Scenarios of Energy and Sustainability Planning
    Tom Wojciechowski, Introduction
    Andrew Dane, CNRED Barron/ Chippewa (Barron);
    Catherine Neiswender. CNRED Winnebago (Neenah, Menasha (C, T));
    Jim Resick, CNRED Outagamie (Outagamie Co);
    Tom Wojciechowski, CNRED Ashland (Chequamegon Bay Region)

    B- Baseline Analysis
    Sherrie Gruder; Jay Moynihan, Shawano County CNRED; Catherine Neiswender;
    Matt Kures,
    Geographic Information Specialist, Center for Community Economic Development

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Presentations by UW-Extension Sustainability Team

  • Introduction to the Regional Energy Independence Planning Process
    Presentation by Laura Brown, Crawford County, University of Wisconsin-Extension, February 25, 2010. Provides an overview of the seven steps in the Energy Independence Planning process.

  • The Natural Step Overview
    Presentation by Laura Brown, Crawford County, University of Wisconsin-Extension, September 21, 2009. An eight-slide overview of The Natural Step process for the Crawford Energy Independence Team.

  • Sustainability 101 – An Introduction to Sustainability Principles
    Presentation by Laura Brown, Jason Kauffeld, Mary Kluz, and Catherine Neiswender; University of Wisconsin-Extension; June 2, 2010.

  • Lessons in Leadership and Sustainability from Greensburg, Kansas
    Presentation by Laura Brown, Crawford County, University of Wisconsin-Extension, July 13, 2010.

  • Powering the Local Economy: Energy Tours & Land Use
    Wisconsin residents use almost twice as much energy now as in 1970, and most of the fuel for that energy is imported to the state. The small percentage that is made locally is also from renewable sources. This presentation given to the UW-System Board of Regents in April 2010 discusses state energy use trends and the land use consequences of energy production. Pictures and video shown are the work of UW-Extension Educators Diana Hammer Tscheschlok (Fond du Lac County) & Jason Kauffeld (Green Lake County). This presentation starts at 46 minutes 30 seconds.

  • Building Sustainable Communities
    Presentation by Jerry Hembd (2009) at Midwest Community Development Institute
    This presentation contains these elements: an overview of the three postwar “waves” of community and economic development and the emerging fourth wave of sustainability, an introduction to sustainability and systems thinking, a demonstration of the empty/full world model developed by Herman Daly, an introduction to The Natural Step framework and its application at the community level, and the sharing of some related resources.

  • How to Make Your Community More Sustainable and Resilient
    Presentation by Jerry Hembd (2009) at Midwest Community Development Institute
    This presentation builds on the previous one and contains these elements: a review of  Natural Step sustainability objectives and related examples, a contrast between linear and cyclical systems, and a review of community stories of sustainability including Swedish eco-municipalities, Chequamegon Bay (northwest Wisconsin), Wisconsin eco-municipalities, and the Sustainable Twin Ports (Duluth, MN and Superior, WI) Early Adopter Project.

  • Green Jobs: Opportunities and Options
    Presentation by Sherrie Gruder (2009) to WI State Assembly
    This presentation describes opportunities for green jobs in energy, green building and transportation and the policy options to promote them. This includes direct investments by government as well as incentives for private sector investments. Examples of green jobs in Wisconsin are included. This was provided in testimony to the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Jobs, The Economy and Small Business, recorded on Wisconsineye.com on March 3, 2009.

  • Industrial Ecology and Manufacturing
    Presentation by Jay Moynihan (2007)
    An introduction to the basic concepts and use of Industrial Ecology. Industrial ecology is the shifting of industrial process from linear to closed loop systems where wastes become inputs for new processes and products. This presentation was used during a Shawano County, Wisconsin workshop that was part of a series of workshops on sustainability in a business context. This presentation might be applicable for a business audience and a general audience.

  • Sustainability - What is it? What does it mean for my future programming?
    Presentation by Jay Moynihan (2007)
    A brief, very basic introduction to Sustainability and The Natural Step framework. This presentation was used at a community conference on sustainability held in Appleton in 2007. The presentation might be applicable for community organizations or groups, individuals, businesses.

  • The Natural Step:  An Overview of the Framework
    Presentation by Jay Moynihan (2007)
    A very brief discussion of "sustainability", followed by an introduction to The Natural Step Framework. That introduction is comprised of history, science principles, and systems conditions. There is also a brief section on relevancy to programming. The presentation was used at a UW-Extension Eastern District All Faculty & Staff Meeting, 11-19-2008, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. This presentation might be applicable for CES educators.

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