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Local events and resources

“Community Health Connect” on immigrant health, Tuesday, November 13: The Association of American Medical Colleges and Community Advisory Group are sponsoring this forum to bring together an inclusive and mutually supportive network for health professionals, learners and social service providers to address determinants of health for immigrant communities DC.

Aiming Upstream: Waste Prevention Campaigns, Thursday, November 8: This webinar will discuss the trend of recycling programs facing headwinds over contamination and market turmoil and using behavioral science to promote more effective environmental campaigns. Free. (from DC EcoWomen)

Waste reduction – the forgotten R, Thursday, November 15: National nonprofit New Dream uses social marketing to change behavior and their work along with recent waste reduction research is discussed in this free webinar. (from DC EcoWomen)

Clean Energy 101 Bootcamp, Saturday, November 3: The event is designed to give current students, recent grads, and those interested in pursuing a career in clean energy an introduction to fundamental concepts of clean energy technology, finance, policy, and business development. It will also offer extensive opportunities to network and learn from current professionals about what it means to work in government, industry, advocacy, science, and entrepreneurship roles across the clean energy sector. Registration is capped so register today. $60 for general admission and $35 for current students. A light breakfast, coffee, and lunch will be provided. Sponsors: Clean Energy Leadership Institute and the Georgetown Energy and Cleantech Club.

Creating a Creative Culture, Thursday, November 8: Learn how to create a culture of creativity using simple and systematic changes in this free webinar.

Wells Fargo unveils D.C. initiative to triple charitable giving, boost small business lending is a must-read from WBJ: Major takeaway: “The bulk of that money comes in the form of boosting its loan activity and equity investments, with Wells Fargo pledging to maintain or grow its small business and community lending and do more to spur economic development in D.C. Wards 7 and 8. Another $16 million comes in the form of charitable giving, representing a tripling of Wells Fargo’s previous philanthropic commitment.” And this: “Hugh Rowden, senior vice president and head of community relations engagement programs and mortgage outreach for Wells Fargo. . . stressed the need to focus on communities in the District left behind during the most recent period of economic growth. He said the initiative will aim to help with affordable housing, both rental and owned, small business creation and access to credit and job training and employment.”

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