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Public Webinar on Extreme Heat

June 8, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Showcasing Local Solutions and Partnerships

This webinar will showcase local solutions for addressing extreme heat from different communities across New York State, and the people behind those solutions. The webinar will illuminate tangible and positive change advanced by partnerships among community organizations, local governments, and the State.

Date:�June 8, 2023

Time:�2:00 p.m. � 4:00 p.m.


Expert Panel:

  • Stacy Pettigrew – Co-founder of the Radix Ecological Sustainability Center, and Assistant Professor in the Population Health Sciences Department at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
  • Scott Kellogg – Educational Director at the Radix Ecological Sustainability Center, Chair of Urban Agriculture in Albany’s Sustainability Advisory Committee, and teaches Urban Policy at SUNY Albany and Environmental Education at Bard College.
  • Julie Philipp – Director of Community Engagement for the Monroe County Department of Public Health
  • Brigitte Griswold – Executive Director of Groundwork Hudson Valley, Nonprofit Westchester Board Member, and an Advisory Board Member for Westhab in Yonkers.
  • Josh Wilson – First Sustainability Director for�Erie County, NY.


  • Anna Brown – represents NYSERDA Innovation as Resilience Lead, is the Founding Principal of Aequita Consulting LLC, and member of New York State�s Extreme Heat Action Planning Work Group Steering Committee

This webinar series is part of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)�s development of an extreme heat action plan in response to the increased frequency and intensity of extreme heat events caused by climate change. DEC and NYSERDA started convening the Extreme Heat Action Plan Work Group last year. It consists of more than 20 State agencies working together on immediate steps to address the dangers of extreme heat. These webinars, hosted by DEC and NYSERDA in conjunction with the Extreme Heat Action Plan Work Group and University at Buffalo, will include presentations by a panel of subject matter experts on topics relevant to State and local planning for extreme heat events.

Municipal officials and planning staff, community organizations, and all other members of the public are encouraged to attend.

Webinars are recorded and�posted on the DEC website.

A�schedule of all upcoming extreme heat webinars�in this series is available on the DEC website.


June 8, 2023
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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