Speaking / Presentations

  • Webinars on report Climate Change, Health, And Equity Survey Findings: Gaps, Needs, And Opportunities. Co-sponsored by Health and Environmental Funders Network (HEFN), Biodiversity Funders Group (BFG) / Climate and Energy Funders Group (CEFG), Environmental Grantmakers Association (EGA), Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (TFN), Grantmakers In Health (GIH), and Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders (SAFSF). March and April 2020.

  • Night Garden, Climate and environmental policy conversation with MN Book Award recipient and poet, Sun Yung Shin, 2019.

  • 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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