Working Collaboratively to Advance Renewable Energy Projects

Workshop Agenda

Wednesday February 18, 2015 – 6:00-8:30pm at 2350 in Hamden

5:45    Arrival & Registration

6:00    Welcome & Introductions

6:20    Challenges of working collaboratively
Large group discussion of major concerns and challenges about working on an issue with so many stakeholders and decision makers.

6:30    Understanding Other Peoples’ Concerns
Presentation on understanding what matters to other people, why they might be opposed to what you are working on, and how to think through what you should do in individual situations.

7:00    Building Trust, Building Partnerships
Discussion about how to build relationships with and partner with people in very different roles and with diverse perspectives

7:30    Break  

7:40    Facilitating Difficult Meetings
Presentation on methods for planning and executing meetings with partners or with the public that are on point, respectful and productive.

8:15    Wrap up

8:30    Adjourn

CBI handouts



Community Updates


For those concerned about the climate crisis…

Small info cards, about 3”x4”, are available in quantities of 100 and more; if interested, please contact Patrice Gillespie .


… 2018 has been named the Year of Local Action. And the Eastern CT Green Action group is leading the way. ECGA was formed by several people from towns in eastern Connecticut. Initially most people were from Mansfield; as of now, people from Andover, Ashford, Chaplin, Coventry, Eastford, Hampton, Lebanon, Pomfret, Scotland, Tolland, Willington and Windham are members.

With the publication of his excellent weekly newsletter CT Green News, ECGA co-founder Peter Millman is helping us Nutmeggers stay up to date on issues, events and opportunities for concerned citizens to connect with their elected officials. He has published over 50 editions of his newsletter, and would love to broaden his every Friday distribution. Just contact Peter via info@easternctgreenaction.com and benefit from his convenient digest of important news and environmentally-focused online postings.


Calendar Highlights


HIGHLIGHTS OF CT’s FALL GATHERING of clean energy task forces can be found here in our Knowledge Center’s Program Archives pages. Diane Duva (the Director of Energy Demand at DEEP’s Bureau of Energy and Technology Policy is pictured here) facilitating the shaping of our state’s energy future.

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Clean Energy Communities Listening Session Letter of Thanks and Follow-up

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