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DEC Offering Webinar on Climate Smart Communities

December 24, 2017
1/11 Webinar: Role of Community Engagement in Creating Local Climate Action Plans

The Role of Community Engagement in Creating Local Climate Action Plans

A Climate Smart Communities (CSC) Webinar

Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

New York State (NYS) has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2050 (from 1990 levels). Broad, community-level participation is critical in meeting these goals. How can local governments engage their communities and inspire a grassroots response to climate change? This Climate Smart Communities webinar will offer guidance on facilitating inclusive, community-driven planning processes and creating local climate action plans that reflect community priorities.

Webinar Agenda

  • CSC Announcements & Upcoming Events – Dazzle Ekblad, NYS DEC
  • Overview of Community Engagement in Climate Action Planning in NYS –
    Amanda Mazzoni, Central New York Regional Planning & Development Board
  • Village of Dobbs Ferry Case Study: Leveraging Community Engagement for Effective Climate Action Planning – Nina Orville, Dobbs Ferry Sustainability Task Force
  • Questions, Answers & Discussion – All

Contact Us to Register

If you plan to attend, please provide your name, email and community affiliation to the DEC Office of Climate Change at or 518-402-8448. In the event that we postpone the webinar, respondents will be notified. Registration is recommended but not required.

To join the webinar on January 11th, follow these steps:

  1. First, click on this link:
  2. Enter your name and email address.
  3. Enter the meeting password: NYSDEC1
  4. Click “Join“.
  5. Audio by phone: Click “Call Me” in the onscreen “Audio Connection” box and enter your phone number to have the system call you. Alternatively, call 1-844-633-8697a nd enter the Event Number: 643 480 340, followed by your Attendee ID (which will be displayed on your screen in the Event Info tab) to join the audio portion. (The Attendee ID is recommended but not required.)
  6. Audio via computer: To listen via your computer’s built-in audio or via VoIP, go to the Audio menu and select “Call Using Computer“. For more details, review this short video:

Please join the webinar at least five minutes early to allow yourself time to get connected. Note that you may have to download the WebEx plug-in and/or restart your internet browser to connect to the webinar.

For assistance with WebEx, call 1-800-697-1323 or 518-408-6487. This webinar can be accessed using an Android mobile phone, iPhone, iPad, or other computer running a Windows or Mac operating system. Test the computer you plan to use by clicking on the following link:

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded. By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings. If you do not consent to the recording, discuss your concerns with the DEC OCC prior to the start of the recording or do not join the session. Please note that any such recordings may be subject to discovery in the event of litigation.

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