Events

This calendar lists upcoming events in Indian Country sponsored by DOE and a variety of government agencies, associations, and organizations.

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November 25, 2014
Online
EPA ENERGY STAR Webcast: Portfolio Manager 101 Hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ENERGY STAR, this webinar will introduce and demonstrate the EPA's new ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool. Attendees will learn how to navigate the new Portfolio Manager, add a property and enter details about it, enter energy and water consumption data, and more. This webinar runs from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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December 1-5, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska
BIA 24th Annual Tribal Providers Conference Hosted by the Alaska Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), this conference will provide opportunities for tribal leaders, native corporations, and rural representatives to connect with federal agencies.

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December 2-4, 2014
Verona, New York
USET Annual Meeting Hosted by the Oneida Indian Nation, the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET) annual meeting and expo at the Turning Stone Resort.

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December 2, 2014
Anchorage, Alaska
AOOS Ocean Acidification Workshop The Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS) is hosting this workshop to bring concerned and/or interested individuals together to hear the latest research, policy implications, community perspectives, and potential impacts along Alaska's coast and oceans.

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December 2-3, 2014
Eugene, Oregon
UO Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Conference The University of Oregon (UO) will host the 3rd Annual Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples Conference and Student Symposium: Environment, Culture and Indigenous Sovereignty in the Americas. The two-day conference will cover decolonized research, cultural values, and historic and current threats to Indigenous Sovereignty.

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December 3, 2014
Washington, DC, District of Columbia
White House Tribal Nations Conference President Obama will host the 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. The conference will provide leaders from the 566 federally recognized tribes the opportunity to interact directly with the President and members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs. Each federally recognized tribe will be invited to send one representative to the conference.

December 3-5, 2014
Washington, DC, District of Columbia
HAC Native American Housing Stakeholders Meeting The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) is hosting its bi-annual Rural Housing Conference. Rural and tribal development organizations from around the United States attend this conference. As part of the conference, HAC also hosts a Native American Housing Stakeholders Meeting. HAC's Board Chairperson, Twila Martin Kekahbah of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, and Marvin Ginn, Native Community Finance Director, will co-host this meeting.

December 4, 2014
Online
USDA Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program Webinar Series: Evaluation, Monitoring, & Verification Led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Energy (DOE), this webinar series is about the Rural Utilities Service’s new Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program (EECLP). The second webinar in the series covers how EECLP gives guidance as to what is expected from the borrower. It will cover key concepts in evaluation, monitoring and verification, an overview of the full process, from estimating savings before the programs are implemented to measuring and verifying the savings at the end. The webinar is from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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December 8-11, 2014
Sparks, Nevada
ITCN 49th Annual Conference The Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Inc. (ITCN) will be hosting its 49th Annual Convention titled, "Making a Difference for Nevada Tribes." ITCN is a consortia of the 27 tribal communities throughout the state of Nevada. The tribal chairpersons from each community convene each year to hold their annual board meeting. ITCN is also comprised of several state and federally funded programs, such as the; Child Care Development Fund, Native Workforce Development, Administration on Aging, Appellate Court, Head Start, Women Infant & Children, Domestic Violence, Statewide Native American Coalition, Inter-Tribal Emergency Response Commission, and Environmental Protection.

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December 8-10, 2014
Brunswick, Maine
Wildlife Conservation Society's Training for Climate Adaptation in Conservation The Wildlife Conservation Society and the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science are hosting this two-day training for climate adaptation. Attendees will learn how to consider climate change information and identify adaptation actions for conservation planning and activities.

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December 8-12, 2014
Washington, DC, District of Columbia
ACES Linking Science, Practice, and Decision Making Conference A Community on Ecosystem Services (ACES) is hosting its annual conference that links science, practice, and sustainable decision making by bringing together the ecosystem services community from around the United States and the world.

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December 9-11, 2014
San Diego, California
ITEP Course: Greening Tribal Operations and Facilities Offered by the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals (ITEP), this course is for employees of federally recognized tribes and will provide the tools necessary to reduce waste stream and initiate environmentally sustainable practices in tribal operations and facilities. Featured presenters include Myla Kelly of the Tribal Pollution Prevention Network and Shannon Judd of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. The course will incorporate a variety of small group exercises where attendees will be able to put what they learn to work. Conducted under a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the course is being offered free of charge, and lodging costs will be covered for all selected applicants.

For an application and/or additional details, contact Todd Barnell at todd.barnell@nau.edu.

December 11, 2014
Online
USDA Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program Webinar Series: Residential Energy Efficiency Deep Dive, Part One Led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Department of Energy (DOE), this webinar series is about the Rural Utilities Service’s new Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program (EECLP). The third part of the webinar series will cover the fundamentals of developing a sustainable program working to upgrade the energy efficiency of homes and buildings. It will share the best practices from the more than 40 competitively selected state and local governments who participated in DOE's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program. The webinar is from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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January 1, 2015 -
March 31, 2015
online
UNEP MOOC Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is launching the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Disasters and Ecosystems. The course is an outcome of the long-standing collaboration between UNEP and the Center for Natural Resources and Development. It features ecosystem-based solutions for disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, case studies, guest speakers, etc.

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January 15, 2015
Online
National Disaster Resilience Competition Webinar Series - Q&A Session: Available Resources on the HUD Exchange The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is hosting a webinar series to foster awareness about the National Disaster Resilience Competition. The webinar will answer questions about the competition, cover requirements, and talk about climate resilience. The webinar will run from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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January 27-29, 2015
Washington, DC, District of Columbia
National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment The 15th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment: Energy and Climate Change will develop and advance partnerships that focus on transitioning the world to a new "low carbon" and "climate resilient" energy system. It will emphasize putting ideas into action - moving forward on policy and practice.

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January 29-31, 2015
Baltimore , Maryland
New Partners for Smart Growth Conference The New Partners for Smart Growth Conference is the nation's largest smart growth and sustainability conference. The three-day conference is themed, "Practical Tools and Innovative Strategies for Creating Great Communities."

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February 9-13, 2015
Anchorage, Alaska
Alaska Forum on the Environment Hosted at the Dena'ina Convention Center, the Alaska Forum on the Environment (AFE) will feature 80 technical breakout sessions developed specifically for the Indian General Assistance Program; keynote events on climate change, energy, environmental regulations, cleanup and remeditation; and more. The AFE is Alaska's largest statewide gathering of environmental professionals from government agencies, nonprofits and for-profit businesses, community leaders, Alaskan youth, conservationists, biologists, and community elders.

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February 9-11, 2015
Arlington, Virginia
USET Impact Week Meeting Save the date for Impact Week, hosted by the United South and Eastern Tribes (USET).

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February 12, 2015
Online
National Disaster Resilience Competition Webinar Series - Q&A Session: Walk through FAQ's The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is hosting the National Disaster Resilience Competition Webinar Series to foster awareness about the National Disaster Resilience Competition. The webinar will answer questions about the competition, cover requirements, and talk about climate resilience. The webinar is from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Register online.

February 17-19, 2015
Boise , Idaho
Great Basin Consortium Boise State University is hosting the Great Basin Consortium Conference, featuring presentations on research projects and emerging natural resources issues.

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February 23-25, 2015
Washington, DC, District of Columbia
NCAI Executive Council Winter Session Save the date for the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) 2015 Executive Council Winter Session.

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February 23-25, 2015
Washington, DC, District of Columbia
ACCO C2ES Climate Leadership Conference Hosted by the Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) and Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), the Climate Leadership Conference is addressing global climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions.

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February 26, 2015
Online
National Disaster Resilience Competition Webinar Series - Q&A Session: Review Completeness Requirements The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is hosting the National Disaster Resilience Competition Webinar Series to foster awareness about the National Disaster Resilience Competition. The webinar will answer questions about the competition, cover requirements, and talk about climate resilience. The webinar is from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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March 9-12, 2015
Las Vegas, Nevada
RES Las Vegas The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development is hosting RES Las Vegas. This four-day conference includes events, tradeshow, business expo, procurement, and more.

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