Tag Archives: Community Engagement

Tackling Gentrification and Displacement in Creating Vibrant Communities

​As advocates for active transportation and connected mobility options, these pillars are essential to our work and it is important that we continue to explore ways they come together in developing healthy, active, and engaged communities. By doing so, we create opportunities for new jobs, economic vitality, and community cohesion. This webinar assumes a basic knowledge of issues related to walking and walkability. Learn more and register... Read more

eeWORKS: Demonstrating the Power of Environmental Education

Participants will be joined by NAAEE’s very own Executive Director, Judy Braus, as well as two esteemed environmental education researchers: Dr. Nicole Ardoin and Alison Bowers. This dynamite team will be discussing our eeWORKS project, which is a research-to-practice initiative designed to demonstrate the impact of environmental education for achieving key outcomes. Register now... Read more

Philly Takes Safer Streets Plan Beyond the Usual Urbanists

​In Philadelphia, the officials who were charged with taking the city’s nascent Vision Zero plan to the public tried to thread the needle. They wanted input from the most passionate, plugged-in constituents, and they knew they wouldn’t have to try too hard to get it. Read more... Read more

Save a Main Street Near You: Partners in Preservation 2017

​From Boston to Birmingham, 25 historic Main Street districts across America have the opportunity to receive $2 million in grants—decided by public vote—in 2017. The National Trust has joined with American Express, National Geographic, and Main Street America for Partners in Preservation: Main Streets, a community-based campaign to raise awareness about the importance of preserving America’s Main Street districts. Learn more and vote... Read more

Go Far, Walk Together: Community Engagement as Transformative Practice

This NAAEE monthly webinar will present three representatives of the Center for Whole Communities: Co-Director of Field & Network Development, Mohamad Chakaki; Program Manager, Joshua Carrera; and Organizational Development and Programs Co-Director, Ginny McGinn (facilitator). Center for Whole Communities exists to cultivate transformative leadership that weaves together and strengthens movements for justice and the environment. Register now... Read more

Big Data Shows the Way to Healthier Playgrounds for All

​Currently, the state playgrounds in the U.S. is limited to colorful jungle gyms on rubber flooring, surrounded by fences; rarely do they attract children past elementary age. Adults spend their playground time primarily sedentary, passively observing, and the rare teen spotted in a playground is likely glued to a phone. It’s time to build playgrounds for all ages. Read more... Read more

America’s New Front Porches: Public Spaces

Today, our public spaces are America’s front porches: places in our communities where people can mix and mingle, swap stories, do business, flirt, even protest; and all the other things that humans do when they rub shoulders with one another. And we need them now as much as, or more than ever. Read more... Read more

Nature Conservancy Accepting Proposals for School Gardens

​The Nature Conservancy is working to promote environmental education through the creation of Nature Works Everywhere gardens. The core principle behind the Gardens program is that gardens model conservation science on a relatable scale. The program empowers students and teachers to work together to create and implement their own solutions to environmental challenges in their communities. Applications due November 3. Learn more and apply... Read more
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