Planning & Growth

March 28, 2024

Food Matters: Why Climate Change May Hinge On What We Eat and How We Grow It

This Project Drawdown webinar will present a new framework for addressing climate change from food, agriculture and land use as well as offering a glimpse into a new Project Drawdown Food initiative launching this year that will bring solutions in this space into much sharper focus. 1:00 p.m. ET.


With A Million Cases Of Dengue So Far This Year, Brazil Declares Emergency

"The generator powering the medical facility had blown and the 29 members of the Brazilian Air Force in charge had to change it before they could see patients again. Medical professionals who'd been trained to care for dengue patients, they expected to attend to up to 600 people with suspected cases per day. In the first 24 hours after the doors opened on Feb. 5, they saw 1,300. The generator couldn't keep up."

Source: NPR, 03/06/2024

"Gas Industry Loses Bid To Block Green Building Codes"

"The natural gas industry lost its initial bid to strip key climate-friendly measures out of national homebuilding guidelines, HuffPost has learned. The rules in the model building code will require new homes to come equipped with the circuitry to hook up induction stoves and electric car chargers, and will be used as a benchmark in almost every state."

Source: HuffPost, 03/06/2024

Why Parking, Long Term, Presents a Lot of Problems

A new book makes the case that U.S. cities have had their environments, their housing and their businesses warped by parking policies. BookShelf contributor Jennifer Weeks, who shares her own parking-related frustrations, explores the arguments made in “Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World,” and also takes a look at what the author sees as “parking-light” solutions.

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#SEJSpotlight: Amir Khafagy, Report for America Corps Member, Documented

Meet SEJ member Amir Khafagy! Amir is an award-winning New York City-based journalist. He is currently a Report for America corps member with Documented. Much of Amir's beat explores the intersections of labor, race, class, immigration, environmental justice, and urban policy.

February 28, 2024

Coppell Sustainability Summit

This free event, hosted by the Coppell Eco Club in Coppell, Texas, 6:00-8:30 p.m., is aimed at creating change at a city-wide and political level to become more environmentally-conscious. RSVP now for a fun night of movies, free food and exceptional speakers.


The Industry ‘Scandal’ That Might Upend How America Builds Houses

"Fossil fuel companies are trying to strip a series of climate-friendly measures out of the latest round of model building codes used to regulate construction virtually everywhere in the United States."

Source: HuffPost, 02/07/2024
March 26, 2024 to March 27, 2024

Responsible Business USA 2024

Reuters Events: Responsible Business USA is where pioneers from sustainability, legal, communications and finance take action on sustainability integration. In 2024, the event takes place Mar 26-27 in New York City.

February 21, 2024

SEJ Webinar: How To Use Data From Grist's Land Grab University 2.0 Investigation

In this SEJ webinar, you'll learn how to use state trust land data from Grist's latest project, a follow up to the 2020 High Country News investigation, which examined how land grant institutions got their land and money. We'll show you how to use our data set on Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. 1-2pm ET.



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