Trainings & Presentations

  • Community & Policy History of Southside Green Zones, Southside Green Zones Council, City of Minneapolis, June 2019.

  • Northside Minneapolis Environmental Justice Youth Tour in collaboration with Roxxanne O'Brien, Oct 2018.

  • Energy Justice in Policy Solutions Training, Providence Racial and EJ Committee/Community Leaders Retreat, Sep 2018

  • New England Energy System Build-Out Training, Providence Racial & EJ Committee/Community Leaders Retreat, Sep 2018

  • National Adaptation Forum, Environmental Justice-based Climate Resiliency Plans, organizer/panel speaker, May 2017

  • Environmental Protection Agency workshop, Environmental Justice and Air Toxics: A Blueprint of Best Practices and Resources for A Healthier Oregon, Trainer, March 2017

  • University of Iowa, School of Social Work, speaker, 2017

  • Juxtaposition Arts, energy systems workshop, lead trainer, 2017

  • City of Minneapolis Green Zones Working Group Training, co-trainer, Jul 2016

  • Climate Justice Alliance National Convening, energy democracy workshop trainer, 2016

  • Minnesota Public Health Association Annual Conference, presentation on Climate Resiliency, 2016

  • EI Policy Forum Series: Air Quality and Health Equity, response panelist, Dec 2016

  • RE-AMP and Equity Implications for Midwest Climate and Energy Policy, presentation, 2016

  • Minneapolis Foundation, Face Forward Futurist Conference, The Future of the Environment, speaker, 2016

  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), Keynote, 2015

  • Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) National Training on Clean Power Plan, hydropower presentation/group trainer, 2015

  • Green Zones Community Training: Phillips via Nexus Community Partners HIA SC, 2015

  • Metropolitan Energy Policy Coalition, presentation on Energy Planning and Social Equity, 2015

  • City of St. Paul, sustainability department, presentation, 2015

  • Nexus Community Partners BCLI Series: Housing and Energy Equity, 2015


Prior to 2015

  • Climate and Community Energy Use: Morris, Minnesota Citizen Jury, 2014

  • Minnesota Environmental Quality Board, Environmental Congress, The Human Face of Climate Change, March 2013

  • Environmental Justice Assessment on Climate and Energy, REAMP Network Annual Meeting of Midwest Energy and Climate organizations and funders, Chicago, IL, June 2012

  • Integrating Environment + Culture for Lasting Change, Headwaters Foundation for Justice, April 2012

  • Carbon Tax Panel, Green Summit on Pricing Carbon Emissions, Garrison, NY, 2011

  • Current Policies and Future Alternatives, Discussion on Framing Climate Change Solutions at 1st Annual Climate Justice Retreat, September 10-12, 2009

  • Climate Equity: Ensuring a Just Response to Climate Change, IATP Minnesota Global, September 2009

  • Equity and International Climate Negotiations, Will Steger Foundation Climate Change Summer Institute, Aug 2009

  • Understanding Climate Policy: Cap-and-Trade, panelist at Dancing the Intersection of Social Justice and Climate Change Workshop, Annual International Pedagogy Theatre Conference, May 24th, 2009

  • Presenter and Facilitator, Climate Change: A Social Justice Analysis, Movement Building Series, Sponsored by Headwaters Foundation for Justice, April 7th and May 5th, 2009

  • Sustainable Energy Utility Basics, presentation to Mayor and city leaders of Milan, MN, April 23rd, 2009

  • Low Carbon Fuel Standard – Status in Minnesota, North Central Bioeconomy Consortium – LCFS Webinar Series, July 31, 2008.  Presented jointly with Dr. Steven J. Taff at the University of Minnesota

  • Food, Energy and Our Changing Climate Forum, Organizer and Moderator, sponsored by Environmental Leadership Program and Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, June 11, 2008

  • Living, Giving and Spending for Environmental Justice, Headwaters Foundation for Justice, speaker, April 30, 2008

  • Testimony to Minnesota Joint House/Senate Hearing on Low Carbon Fuel Standard Informational Hearing, Committees present: House and Senate Environment, Agriculture, Energy.  April 15, 2008

  • Bioenergy in Minnesota: Overview, 2008 Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Fisheries, Wildlife and Ecological Roundtable, January 4, 2008

  • Waste and Minnesota Climate Policy, Association of Recycling Managers, June 12, 2008

  • Climate Justice 101, Environmental Justice Advocates of Minnesota, Founders Day, January 2007

  • Climate Change and Equity, Environmental Justice Advocates of Minnesota, August 24, 2007

  • Testimony on Biomass Fueled Heating Systems, Minnesota Senate Environment Committee, 2004

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