ACT Launches Monthly Webcast Series

College Park, MD (June 21, 2007)- The Brown Bag Lunch Series is a webcast held at the lunch hour on the third Thursday of the month. The goal is to provide informal training opportunities for local urban and community forestry practitioners. The trainings highlight successful programs and practices that you may want to adapt in your communities.

About the Brown Bag Lunch Series
The series is geared for volunteer organizers, community groups, and others who work with the public. While the webcasts are open to all, the content is most likely to be of interest to those who work directly with the public, volunteers, or youth. Sessions are planned to last no more than one hour, with two presenters speaking on the same topic from slightly different perspectives, each for 10-15 minutes, followed by 10-15 minutes of questions and answers. The Brown Bag Lunch Series is made possible through support from The Home Depot Foundation and partnership with the USDA Forest Service.
Register for all Brown Bag Lunch sessions or register for an individual session by clicking on a title below:
Date: June 28, 2007
Session: Raising Money Through Commemorative Tree Plantings
Trainer: Joan Lionetti, Trees for Tucson (Tucson, AZ)
Trainer: Scott Fogarty, Friends of Trees (Portland, OR)
Date: July 19, 2007
Session: Natural Capitalism: Green Partnerships with Businesses
Trainer: Greg Levine, Trees Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)
Trainer: Prescott Gaylord, Baltimore Landmarks Homes (Baltimore, MD)
Date: August 16, 2007
Session: Operating a Nursery, Community Garden, or Arboretum
Trainer: Mike Bradshaw, Texas Trees Foundation (Dallas, TX)
Trainer: Glenda Daniel, Openlands (Chicago, IL)
Date: September 20, 2007
Session: Getting into Greenroofs
Trainer: Katrin Scholz-Barth, Scholz-Barth Consulting (Washington, DC)
Trainer: Ed Snodgrass, Green Roof Plants (Street, MD)
Date: October 18, 2007
Session: Organizing Work Programs for High School Students
Trainer: Amanda Benner, UC Green (Philadelphia, PA)
Trainer: Kemba Shakur, Urban ReLeaf (Oakland, CA)
Date: November 8, 2007
Session: Smart Growth and Urban Forestry
Trainer: Dannielle Glaros, Office of Councilman Eric Olson (Upper Marlboro, MD)
Trainer: Peter Harnick, Trust for Public Land- Center for Parks Excellence (Washington, DC)
Date: December 20, 2007
Session: Starting a Tree Group & Operating Sustainably
Trainer: Marcia Bansley, Trees Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)
Trainer: Anna Dooley, Greenscape of Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL)
Date: January 17, 2008
Session: Partnering with Utility Companies to Plant Trees
Trainer: Joan Lionetti, Trees for Tucson (Tucson, AZ)
Trainer: Patty Peterson, Trees Forever (Marion, IA)
Date: February 21, 2008
Session: Affordable Housing and Trees
Trainer: Fred Wacker, The Home Depot Foundation (Atlanta, GA)
Trainer: John Linner, National Development Council (Toledo, OH)
Date: March 20, 2008
Session: Adult Workforce Training
Trainer: Renee Toll-Dubois, Eagle Eye Institute (Somerville, MA)
Trainer: Karen Brook, Trees Forever (Marion, IA)