The Southeast Sustainability Directors Network collaborates to accelerate the adoption of econmically viable, socially equitable, and environmentally responsible best practices in American Southeastern communities. We do this by sharing information and problem solving together.
   The Southeast Sustainability Directors Network:
   New Additions and Funding News

Regional Network Survey

  • If you haven't already, please complete the Regional Network Survey, so we can show our funders how strong we are!  Survey results make up a good portion of our annual metrics.  Thanks!

Building the Network

  • SSDN’s Communication Work Group has decided to start a network wide event every 6 weeks – a call or a webinar, depending on the topic– to better connect us. 
  • They decided on a creative approach, where we have small update calls by region sections to keep the calls intimate and helpful. 
  • Schedulers and appointments will go out to the rotating groups so everyone can be involved, informed, and benefit from each other’s input on initiatives and challenges

Funding News

  • SSDN’s Glen Hadwen was recently awarded a USDN Innovation Grant to create a Mayors (Neighborhood and Business) Energy Efficiency Challenge.
  • The Lyndhurst Foundation awarded SSDN $5,000 towards out May Annual Meeting.  The Energy Foundation supports network activities throughout the year.
  • The Funding Committee will meet with the Funders Network in follow up to our February 13 network wide call and learn how to further hone our strategy to be effective in our growth, metrics, and value proposition.
  • Wondering where SSDN came from and where it's going this year?  Here it is. 

Annual Meeting Announcement

  • Our annual meeting is very valuable for keeping SSDN strong, connected, and effective.  Please prioritize this time together as a way to keep southeast cities up to speed and in lock step in our work.  
  • The May Date has been postponed to allow for additional fundraising.  Stay tuned as your Funding Committee matches the new Lyndhurst grant with other funding sources, and look for a save the date for a fall or winter meeting.
  • Want to get involved?  Learn how to talk to funders?  Tell Susanna and she'll loop you in!


1.) A very warm welcome to our two newest members, Tim Gambrel (Birmingham AL) and Carolee Williams (Charleston, SC).  We're so glad you've joined us!

2.)  Welcome, Miss Ruby Ullman Berthiaume (9.5 lbs and 20.5 in, Feb 26th), proud daughter of the fearless and amazing SSDN co-chair Maggie Ullman:



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