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EEJ + Mitigation Strategies - Shared screen with speaker view
Denise Savageau
19:19
Denise Savageau, GC3 EJ Working Group, CT Council on Soil and Water Conservation
Maebel Haynes
20:38
Maebel Haynes (She/Her), Sunrise Movement CT, Litchfield Sustainability committee liaison to Litchfield High School Environmental Club, Student
Mary Buchanan, CIRCA, she/her
21:19
Mary Buchanan, CIRCA Community Resilience Planner
Melissa Kops | CTGBC
23:34
Melissa Kops, CT Green Building Council, Building Sector Working Group
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
23:35
All working group members feel free to introduce yourself in the chat.
Cathy Fletcher
24:04
Cathy Fletcher, planner for the City of Bridgeport
Allison Pilcher
24:31
Allison Pilcher (she/her), Policy Director with the Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs
Kathleen Fay
24:39
Kathy Fay, NHS of New Haven, Building Sector Mitigation Working Group/EEJ Working Group
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
25:13
Thanks to other members of the team at the Office of Climate Planning and Alanis Allen and Ashley Benitez Ou for helping run the meeting tonight and presenting.
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
35:10
Alex is summarizing the materials that can be found here: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DEEP/climatechange/GC3/GC3-2022-agendas-and-minutes/EEJ-Public-Guidance-Excerpt.pdf
Ashley Benitez, Climate Planning, CTDEEP
40:27
Questions to presenters will follow after the next presentation. Feel free to post your questions on the chat as well.
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
42:24
Thank you Alex!
Alex Rodriguez
42:26
alexrodriguez@savethesound.org
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
47:25
https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Environmental-Justice/Environmental-Justice-Communities
Ashley Benitez, Climate Planning, CTDEEP
51:17
https://ctdeep.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=d04ec429d0a4477b9526689dc7809ffe
Ashley Benitez, Climate Planning, CTDEEP
51:50
Affecting Facilities: https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Environmental-Justice/Demographics-and-Affecting-Facilities-Web-Map
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
52:15
We can take questions for all speakers
Kathleen Fay
52:18
Thank you so much, Edith.
Denise Savageau
53:49
NH is example of need to account for gentrification in this process.
Kristin Barendregt-Ludwig
55:52
Francis, please feel free to put your question in the chat if the audio doesn't resolve.
Francis Pickering
56:20
I was going to say that the distressed municipality formula is somewhat problematic for a couple reasons: 1. it disadvantages communities that are economically diverse, where the effects of poverty may be the greatest (low income households with high rent) and
Francis Pickering
57:20
2. it does not align with federal definitions used in major funding programs such as under IIJA and IRA. Aligning definitions will make for more competitive grant applications and leveraging of state funds to access federal.
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
01:01:23
Doing a little acronym translation: DAS - Department of Administration Services
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
01:01:48
IgCC - International green construction code
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
01:02:13
CEPA - Connecticut Environmental Policy Act
Ashley Benitez, Climate Planning, CTDEEP
01:07:04
Thank you, David!
Ashley Benitez, Climate Planning, CTDEEP
01:11:56
https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Climate-Change/GC3/Working-Group-Meetings-2022Find related slides to CES under Mitigation Strategies meetings.
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
01:15:51
Here is a press release from the US EPA on their engagement efforts around the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/biden-harris-administration-seeks-public-input-inflation-reduction-acts-greenhouse-gas
Ashley Benitez, Climate Planning, CTDEEP
01:17:37
Thank you, Becca!
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
01:19:35
Wow it makes a big difference to have the federal government at the table now.
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
01:22:32
You can learn more about the federal Justice40 initiative here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/environmentaljustice/justice40/
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
01:24:41
After Rob's presentation we will continue a working group discussion. If you want to provide public comment, send a message to Ashley Benitez
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
01:27:07
Feel free to come on camera everybod
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
01:27:19
everybody
Ashley Benitez, Climate Planning, CTDEEP
01:28:25
Follow the ground rules for respectful discussion attached to the agenda and keep this list in your mind.Focused, no-fault problem-solving.Step forward, step back.Open, honest, safe space.Listen with open minds, believe in everyone’s best intentions.Action-oriented. Decide what we want, when we want it, and plan for its happening.Collaboration!Start, proceed, and end on time, honor the agenda.
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
01:28:27
Please use raise hand
Ashley Benitez, Climate Planning, CTDEEP
01:28:39
Discussion questions for today’s working group meeting:-What successful applications of the equity and environmental justice lens did you hear in the presentation today?Looking at the diverse number of programs the Mitigation Strategies have discussed:- How could the plans and programs summarized in this working group presentation better improve the use of the EEJ lens and consider the input of diverse stakeholders? What approaches do you recommend, especially for the Comprehensive Energy Strategy?
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
01:33:23
If anyone knows more about the CHFA rating system for getting awarded tax credits, go ahead
Melissa Kops | CTGBC
01:33:27
CHFA has robust energy efficiency requirements, but everything can always go further.
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
01:33:35
thank you Melissa
Melissa Kops | CTGBC
01:37:04
I can address housing questions
Lyle Scruggs
01:37:11
These costs are really financeable... they save the resident money. Part of that can be spent on the higher mortgage payment.
Maisa Tisdale
01:38:35
I would actually make a comment when the time comes.
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
01:41:02
@robert could you provide your affiliation, if applicable?
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
01:41:30
Thank you
Kathleen Fay
01:42:54
For the record my comment was not on behalf of the EEB.
Rebecca French, CT DEEP
01:43:08
Thank you Kathy.
Alanis Allen, DEEP Office of Climate Planning
01:43:53
Thursday, November 17, 6:00-7:00 p.m.: “Energy Assistance Programs: Current and Future,” with DEEP’s Ashley Marshall, and possibly others.Join Zoom Meetinghttps://ctdeep.zoom.us/j/81096587546
Ashley Benitez, Climate Planning, CTDEEP
01:45:11
dee.climatechange@ct.gov
Alanis Allen, DEEP Office of Climate Planning
01:45:20
*DEEP
Ashley Benitez, Climate Planning, CTDEEP
01:45:21
deep.climatechange@ct.gov
Edith Pestana
01:45:26
Thank you for your comment Maisa!
Huan Ngo
01:46:06
Thank you!
Joanna Wozniak-Brown
01:46:15
Thanks everyone!