Environmental Grantmakers Association The Perils of Shrinking Government: New Challenges for Our Environment Feb. 28Posted: February 27th, 2012
The Perils of Shrinking Government: New Challenges for Our Environment
Across the nation, state and local governments are accelerating the pace of deregulation and privatization of public services, resources and more. These “solutions” are endangering common assets and the public trust, and are putting at risk the 20th century social contract that has fostered democracy, enabled the protection and conservation of natural resources and human health, and provided meaningful livelihoods to millions of working people across the country. This session will explore this complex set of challenges and spotlight winning strategies in the battle to protect the public good in communities across the nation.
The Promise of Democracy: A Path Forward to Save our Planet
Prop 23. Madison. Occupy Wall Street. Keystone. Over the past couple of years we have seen the value and impact of breaking down issue silos, aligning campaigns and working across constituencies with shared values, agendas and tools. Join us in taking a closer look at models of success, and hear from donors and leaders about plans for further integrating nonpartisan civic engagement strategies, capacities and tactics to engage communities and advance environmental protection and related interests in 2012 and beyond.
Concurrent sessions will address these related issues and more:
• Energy innovations
• Foods systems and economies
• Green planning
• Protecting public space and the public sector
• Civic and voter engagement in 2012 and beyond
• New philanthropic partners
• Communications and constituency building
Click here to see the Speakers’ Bios including The City Project’s Robert Garcia.