Thursday - April 18, 2024
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

The second session in the MMA’s “Climate Action” webinar series, “From Planning to Practice,” will be held on April 18.

The webinar will showcase various approaches to climate action planning and discuss how to respond to the effects of climate change through meaningful, data-based initiatives.

Panelists will discuss methods used in their communities and share strategies for different stages of climate plan development, from ideation to implementation. Easthampton Conservation Agent Cassie Tragert will discuss how these local plans can generate public support, prepare communities for grant funding through the new Climate Leader Communities program, and unify departments and committees so they’re working toward common goals.

Beverly Sustainability Director Erina Keefe and Salem Sustainability and Resiliency Director Neal Duffy will review their communities’ “Resilient Together” plan, including key priorities and lessons learned during implementation.

Registration is available online. The 75-minute webinar will begin at noon.

The “Climate Action” webinar series explores how climate change impacts municipalities and addresses how municipal officials and staff can take action. The series will continue throughout 2024, with more webinars to be announced in the coming months.

The following topics are under consideration for upcoming webinars: additional climate resilience and adaptation initiatives; grants and funding opportunities; emergency preparedness and response to severe storms; flooding and stormwater impacts; sea-level rise and coastal considerations; decarbonization and electrification efforts, and energy codes. (These topics are subject to change depending on regulatory and legislative activity.)

Only MMA members may register for this webinar. Members include appointed or elected officials from member communities across the state. Media members are not permitted to attend.

MMA Education and Training Coordinator Lily Rancatore,