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Energy Savings is Asset Building

A webinar presented by CFED with support from NeighborWorks America

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 | 2 - 3 pm EDT
According to the Department of Energy, the average U.S. household spends about $1,900 per year on home energy. From changes like adding insulation or replacing appliances, to fully replacing an outdated home with a newer ENERGY STAR® home, organizations across the country are advancing innovative strategies that amount to hundreds of dollars in energy savings for low-income families every year. In this webinar, presenters will share measures that homeowners and renters can take to control, or lower, their monthly utility bills to save more money and build assets. Participants will learn about energy savings strategies that work as well as innovative programs that are making a difference in the energy savings and asset-building fields. This webinar is ideal for affordable housing developers, operators and counselors and all those promoting asset building and financial security for low- and moderate-income households.

Presenters include:

  • Michelle Winters, Senior Manager, Green Strategies, NeighborWorks America (Moderator)
  • Dave Betler, Marketing & Operations Specialist, Next Step Network, LLC
  • Ludy Biddle, Executive Director, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont

This webinar is free, but advanced registration is required. To register, click here .

About NeighborWorks America NeighborWorks America creates opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing. In the last five years, NeighborWorks organizations have generated $20 billion in reinvestment in these communities. NeighborWorks America is the nation’s leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals.

Introduction to Social Enterprise

This webinar, hosted by Innoweave and presented by Enterprising Non-profits (enp) will provide an introduction to Social Enterprise featuring examples of social enterprises that support a range of outcomes (e.g. social inclusion, environmental sustainability, child development, employment and others).

This webinar is a requirement to participate in a Innoweave Social Enterprise workshop on developing your social enterprise idea.

Participants will receive login information via email one week prior to the webinar. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact us at

Friday, 13 September 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

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5th RIPESS Global Forum of Social and Solidarity Economy

Building the Social and Solidarity Economy as an Alternative Model of Development

Since 1997 and every four years, the Intercontinental Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy (RIPESS) promotes the International Meeting of Social Solidarity Economy. 
Come share your practices and discuss the current challenges and ways to strengthen the Social Solidarity Economy (SSE) worldwide as a development strategy in the actual context of a global crisis of capitalism.
We will debate the identity of the SSE and its relationship with various aspects, such as: other social movements; the governments and international agencies; “Buen vivir”, degrowth and other new indicators of development; the capitalist market; governance and management; economical sustainability; social development; ecological conservation; diversity of culture, gender, race; the territories and local supply chains; consumption and society.
Besides an International Territory of SSE in Manila where products and materials will be presented and sold and self-managed activities will be offered by participants from the ve continents, the debates will be organised in 4 Themes:
  1. Global vision of SSE
  2. SSE experiences in the territories
  3. Global networking and organizing
  4. Communication and visibility of SSE

You can already contribute to the preparatory debates in our virtual forums!

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