U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services scientist Richard Bennett has been named the 2016 GreenGov Presidential Awards “Climate Champion”
Article found in the 9-14-16 Daily Hampshire Gazette, written by Fran Ryan.
HADLEY, MA — Richard Bennett was named the 2016 GreenGov "Climate Champion" for his efforts overseeing coastal protection and marsh restoration work in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Bennett received the award Sept. 7 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington.
"“It was a total surprise to me and a complete honor,” Bennett said. “It really was the effort of a lot of folks and I accepted it on behalf of everybody. I was just the one lucky enough to be recognized.”"
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On September 14, the Georgetown Climate Center will release an interactive toolkit that will help practitioners quickly find green infrastructure information, along with up-to-date, real-world examples. Be the first to check out this new resource informed by extensive engagement with communities across the U.S.!
The online toolkit collects and analyzes innovative ways for local governments to incorporate green infrastructure strategies into their work to better manage stormwater and localized flooding from heavy rainfall. The tool is also integrated with the Georgetown Climate Center's Adaptation Clearinghouse to identify some of the best examples available, whether you are just getting started, scaling up, or determining how to pay for green infrastructure or working to ensure that local policies are integrated with climate equity and environmental justice efforts in the community.
Featured speakers include Jeff Seltzer, associate director for the Stormwater Management Division at the District of Columbia's Department of Energy and Environment, and Jennifer Lawson, water resources manager at the City of Ann Arbor. Speakers will share practical examples from their green infrastructure work as highlighted in the Green Infrastructure Toolkit.
This webinar will be held at 1 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, September 14.