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Strengthening Economies in the West: A Regional Forum for Coal-Reliant Communities

April 19 - April 21

Join the National Association of Counties and the NADO Research Foundation in Denver, Colorado for Strengthening Economies in the West, a free forum designed for coal-reliant counties and regions in Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. This conference will bring together stakeholders from a variety of public and private sectors for an educational and interactive gathering to share best practices, lessons learned and new opportunities to support economic diversification. Prepare for a mix of plenary sessions and smaller group discussions covering

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9:00 AM

EarthEd: Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet

April 20 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

The Worldwatch Institute analyzes how we can equip students with the skills to navigate the turbulent century ahead. With global environmental changes locked into our future, what we teach must evolve. All education will need to be environmental education, teaching students to be ecoliterate, deep-thinking, and deeply moral leaders, ready to face unprecedented challenges. EarthEd explores traditional areas of environmental education such as nature-based learning and systems thinking, as well as new essential topics including social-emotional learning and the importance

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2:00 PM

Easy Modeling to Assess and Address Near-Road Air Quality

April 20 @ 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

​Sometimes the groups most exposed to near-road air pollution are also the most disadvantaged and marginalized to do something about it. This webinar will present the Community-LINE Source Model (C-LINE): a scientifically sound, near-road air pollution model that plays almost like a video game, available to any user with a computer or tablet. C-LINE allows users not only to evaluate what is going on in their local area, but also what might happen if things change. Users can easily manipulate

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3:00 PM

Community-Driven Philanthropy = Vibrant Towns

April 20 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

​Think philanthropy is just for the wealthy? Think again. Small cities and towns are finding that all residents can be philanthropists. Local wisdom and vision, it turns out, lead to positive change. On this call you’ll hear about effective strategies for encouraging a culture of local philanthropy that builds community vibrancy and prosperity. Register now

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