Upcoming Webinars

Upcoming webinar: EPIC: Educational Partnership for Innovation in Communities

On December 14, 2016, 3:00-4:00pm EST, the EPA’s Community Resources Network (CRN) will host a webinar as part of its public-facing webinar series highlighting a number of the community-university partnerships. The webinar, EPIC: Educational Partnership for Innovation in Communities, will introduce the EPIC Program and, highlight a case study entitled, Economic Resiliency: Economic Development and Diversity through “Industrial Ecology,” which provides an overview on how University of Oregon business school students enrolled in a course on Industrial Ecology and worked with the City of Salem, Oregon to analyze how the waste products of one industry could be utilized as inputs to another. 

To access the webinar please use the following Adobe Connect room: or please use the following call-in line: 1.866.299.3188, code 202.566.2977. 

EPA’s Resilient Design Webinar Series 

On November 8, 2016 from 3-4 (EST) the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Community Resource Network held a public facing webinar, Resilient Design Case Studies from the College-Underserved Community Partnership Program (CUPP). The webinar provided an overview of the work conducted in Midway, Georgia, and Flint, Michigan, where community-university partnerships that the Agency is involved in helped to address community concerns through resilient design.

The College-Underserved Community Partnership Program (CUPP) model addresses critical challenges that communities face, such as community sustainability, deteriorating infrastructure, children’s health, and environmental justice. This webinar examined how the CUPP model successfully implemented elements of resilient design in the case studies of Savannah State University and the City of Midway, Georgia and the work that is currently underway in Flint, Michigan, to address the challenges associated with the City’s deteriorating drinking water infrastructure.

Slides and transcripts from this webinar will be posted in early December 2016.

Details are forthcoming for the webinars to be held in December 2016 and January 2017.

For more information on this webinar series or on the CRN please contact: Angela Hackel at 202.566.2977 or at