WWF Webinar Introduces U.S. City Officials to Earth Hour City Challenge (video)

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WWF on 3 May 2012 held its first webinar about the Earth Hour City Challenge, a competition among cities to prepare for climate change and promote renewable energy. Keya Chatterjee, Deputy Director of the Climate Change Program at WWF discussed how the City Challenge started and what benefits are available to participating cities and counties. Leslie Ethen, Director of the City of Tucson (Arizona) Office of Conservation and Sustainable Development, described how the City Challenge generated momentum for the city's climate and sustainability initiatives.

 

What The Webinar Covered

  • This webinar provided information on the benefits of participating in Earth Hour City Challenge--from technical resources to grant funding--and how city officials can join the challenge.
  • Representatives from World Wildlife Fund provided a succinct overview of the new program.
  • The Sustainability Director of Tucson, Arizona talked about how the Earth Hour City Challenge has had a positive impact on local climate adaptation efforts through a highly successful March 31 public workshop, in which 120 attendees discussed and voted on ideas for improving the community's resilience using an advanced interactive technology format.  
     

Speakers

  • Keya Chatterjee, Deputy Director, Climate Change Program, World Wildlife Fund - US
  • Leslie Ethen, Sustainability Director, City of Tucson, AZ
  • Moderator: Brian Holland, Climate Programs Director, ICLEI USA

Online Resources:

Earth Hour City Challenge, main U.S. Site: EarthHourCities.org

Earth Hour City Challenge, international site

WWF Climate Change Blog, Earth Hour City Challenge section (includes RSS Feed)

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