Annual Meeting in Review
Members enjoyed an annual meeting packed with good content and time with each other. There are two great ways to continue connecting with your southern peers throughout 2015:
1.) Make sure you’re signed up to access the member website. Send Maggie
a note to set up an account. By doing this you are also agreeing to the website privacy statement ""I won't share private information without the author's consent."
2.) Sign up
for a work group that interests you:
- Social equity in residential energy efficiency efforts
- Community engagement lessons learned
- Local food
- Establishing buy-in from city/county staff
- Residential energy efficiency and outreach
- Utility bill management, software, and energy policy
Calls will be scheduled in January to scope work group activities.
Ever thought of moving to Asheville, North Carolina? Maggie Ullman’s
old job at the city is now posted, and you can view it here.
Funding Application Updates
The next Partners for Places RFP will come out around December 5.
Proposals will be due 6 weeks later. We suggest that you begin conversations now with funders about potential common interests so by the time the RFP comes out, you will be ready to craft a joint proposal. You can view the latest RFP here
Let Julia Parzen know if you need help getting started or if you have questions along the way.
For more information on Partners for Places, please visit the Funders’ Network
Potential Collaboration Opportunity
Chelsea Albucher shared that on November 17th
EPA signed a MOU with Georgia College and State University (GC). The MOU is an agreement to participate in the EPA College/Underserved Community Partnership Program (CUPP) and build a cooperative working relationship in areas of mutual interest. Read more here
Top SSDN Posts on USDN
Please continue to share with us what you're learning or needing to know on USDN.org
. We look forward to sharing your posts in the newsletter next month.
Can't log on to USDN? Reply to this email or send Susanna
a note and we'll fix that. Posters, be sure to tag the Southeast so we can all see. A tutorial for the site is here