Sustainable Maryland Offering Workshops on Creative Financing For Sustainability Projects

Sustainable Maryland is offering a leadership training workshop for local government officials on creative financing for sustainability projects.  The workshop will be held in mid-November at three different locations in the state. Registration costs $35.00 and includes breakfast, lunch, parking, and program materials.  MACo is a co-sponsor of this event. From a Sustainable Maryland email announcement:

Leadership Training Workshops on… Creative Financing for  Sustainability Projects 

Overview:

You’ve heard of some these creative options for financing sustainability projects in the last few years: solar coops, public/private partnerships (P3s), green bonds, power purchase agreements… But maybe you still don’t know what they are all about???

Our upcoming Leadership Training workshops will provide you with:

  • An overview of the range of potential funding sources and implementation mechanisms on the market TODAY!
  • Tools to help save money and create efficiencies

Direct access to financing providers and real-world examples.

3 DATES / 3 LOCATIONSSAME GREAT PROGRAM!

Choose the most convenient date/location:

  • Monday, November 16, 9:00am – 4:00pm Location: Cambridge Public Safety Building, Cambridge REGISTER
  • Wednesday, November 18, 9:00am – 4:00pm Location: Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, College Park REGISTER
  • Thursday, November 19, 9:00am – 4:00pm Location: University System of Maryland at Hagerstown REGISTER

REGISTRATION FEE: $35.00 (includes breakfast, lunch, program materials, free parking)

SESSIONS:

  • Business Case for Sustainability: Session overview
  • Basics of Financing: Five Steps for a More Resilient Program, Determining Costs and Creating a Realistic Budget
  • Grants: Building your case for support and framing your message
  • Co-ops, Bulk Purchasing and Regionalization: Leveraging partnerships to bring down prices
  • Innovative Financing Techniques: P3s, Green Bonds, and taping into rebates
  • Envisioning a Sustainability Financing Plan: Making the Case and Building Your Team
  • Sustainability Speed-Dating

 

***session topics subject to change***

A detailed agenda will be available on October 19.

Questions? Contact Mike Hunninghake at mikeh75@umd.edu or 301-405-7956.

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