Values, Democracy and Solutions for a Changing Planet

by Arturo Herrera on December 10, 2018

Ed Saltzberg, Executive Director of the Security and Sustainability Forum in a one-hour conversation with Citizen Climate Lobby’s Executive Director, Mark Reynolds. CCL is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change.

SSF and CCL are aligned in our view of the importance of local action and bipartisan political activism to move governmental bodies toward rational climate mitigation policy and the incorporation of resilience planning into decision making.

Mark Reynolds Executive Director — Citizen’s Climate Lobby 

During his tenure, CCL has been marked by exceptionally rapid growth, with the organization doubling or tripling in size every year. Mark is an expert on helping disparate interests find common ground on energy, public policy, and the environment.

Edward Saltzberg
Managing Director — Security and Sustainability Forum
Ed is a founder of SSF, which convenes global experts to address impacts to society from natural and man made disruptions. Ed has been a senior officer in energy and environmental firms and a sustainability consultant to government agencies.

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Thursday, January 14, 2021 – 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM EST
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Join George Washington UniversityZpryme, and the Security and Sustainability Forum in a 90-minute webinar about the just-published Army Installation Strategy.
The session will review the objectives of the Strategy to advance critical installation capabilities required to support Army operations in a persistently contested homeland and meet the expectations of an all-volunteer force. The session will also discuss new opportunities for business, research, and communities.
The AIS requires revisions to training, doctrine, and investments with a focus on improved data analytics and extended partnerships. The partnerships come in a variety of forms but generally support
  • Increased investment on Army installations
  • New opportunities for enhanced provision of services, modernizing infrastructure, and
  • Improving cooperation within the Military and with surrounding communities as well as the businesses and universities providing goods, services, and research.
The panel includes the Honorable Alex Beehler, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy & Environment, and Richard Kidd, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Strategic Integration) and led by Edward Saltzberg from SSF.


Face the Reality and Revamp Your Future

by admin on December 28, 2020

Friday, February 5, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

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A 90 minutes live dialogue about leading when the earth is shifting under your feet. 

The human race, across the world, individually and collectively, is staring at an invisible virus mocking our power, our wealth, and our comprehension. This is not the time to keep looking back and wonder what happened; this is the time to take cognizance of the new realities today and be prepared for what may emerge tomorrow. This is the time to re-invent yourself as a person, as a family, as a leader, and reset everything relating to your life, and your work. Your future and the future of all others around you depends upon the choices you make today. To make the right choices, you have to ask the right questions, and face reality. 

Learn from Ravi Chaudhry, mentor to CEOs and corporate boards, founder Chairman, CeNext Consulting and former Chairmen and CEO of the Indian conglomerate, Tata Group Companies. Ravi is Author of Quest for Exceptional Leadership: Mirage to RealityDownload the program content.


Ravi has four decades of grassroots experience in diverse sectors all over the world. He will lead a heart-to-heart online conversation to help you grasp the new realities, and unravel the latent strengths within you. Come and join the webinar and avail of the unique opportunity to achieve your cherished goals, with a new sense of ‘awareness’. Come and feel the magic of self-discovery and discover a new “you” and a unique flair to navigate your future, starting now.

Who will benefit?

  • All those who wish to build a better future for themselves
  • All those who seek purpose, meaning and happiness in their lives
  • Anyone who yearns to be the best version of herself/himself
  • People working in government or civil society, engaged in business or education, as well as entrepreneurs, freelancers, and anybody with a longing to make the world around safer and better.
  • Ravi Chaudhry’s past programs arranged by us have received rave reviews.For a sampling of the same: watch this brief video.

Cost: $95

Contact for questions or information about customized programs for institutions and corporations.

Ravi Chaudhry on Questioning the Questions from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo.


Thursday, January 28, 2021  1:15 PM to 2:45 PM EST
Parks and recreation systems have evolved in remarkable ways over the past two decades. No longer just playgrounds and ballfields, parks and open spaces have become recognized as essential green infrastructure with the potential tcontribute to community resiliency and sustainability.
To capitalize on this potential, the parks and recreation system planning process must evolve as well. In his book, Parks and Recreation System Planning, landscape architect David Barth provides a new, step-by-step approach to creating parks systems that generate greater economic, social, and environmental benefits.
Join SSF and Island Press in a 90-minute educational session about how to work within your community to use parks to move the sustainability needle and generate multiple community co-benefits. More about the webinar and additional panelists.


Author of Parks and Recreation System Planning, landscape architect David Barth, Ph.D. will lead webinar participants in a new, step-by-step approach to creating parks systems that generate greater economic, social, and environmental benefits.

David has developed parks and recreation system master plans for over 100 communities throughout the United States, including Washington, D.C; Miami-Dade County, FL; Norfolk, VA; downtown San Diego, CA; and the City of Raleigh, NC. Most recently he authored APA’s Planning Advisory Service Memo Alternatives for Determining Parks and Recreation Levels of Service.
Kate A. Parmelee, Strategic Initiatives Director, City Manager’s Office, City of Port St. Lucie

Carlos Perez, Principal, Perez Planning + Design, Atlanta


At this moment in time – political instability, a pandemic, climate change, economic threats, and others – how can sound science be made more useable for decision-makers to take actions that lead to solutions that are scalable and replicable.

Join the National Council for Science and the Environment’s Executive Director Michelle Wyman and Project Drawdown’s Senior Director of Research and Technology Chad Frischmann in a discussion of the most current science to inform technical and policy solutions for a healthy planet. Learn about the Drawdown solutions set and accelerating action based on evidence-informed environmental decisions.

The uncertainty of 2020 has spurred NCSE and Project Drawdown to come together in partnership to host the NCSE Drawdown 2021 conference virtually January 5-9.

Science and Solutions for a Planet Under Pressure from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo.


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Rewriting Development Rules for Prosperity, Sustainability & Equity

November 20, 2020

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 – 10 am to 4 PM EST Cost: $150  Receive a GWU Certificate REGISTER Re-Writing Development Rules Syllabus Jan 2021 Class Public infrastructure intended to facilitate development can motivate sprawl and decline. That is the result when even well-designed and well-executed infrastructure inflates the price of well-served prime sites. High land prices […]

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Public Health 101 How US Public Health Works

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