ISSP's monthly webinars connect you with the people, tools, methods and competencies for your sustainability career. Check out our Webinar Calendar for upcoming events, and our Webinar Catalogue for information on prior webinars and to access recordings.

Featured Webinar: Lessons from D.C.'s Climate Action Plan

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. PT

Much of the responsibility for developing climate change contingency plans in the United States has fallen to municipalities, many of which face real and specific threats. Washington, D.C. has recently completed its own climate change adaptation plan, which identifies 77 actions the city can take to prepare for a changing climate. ISSP's July webinar explores the plan and the data driving its development.  Taught by Kate Johnson, Program Analyst for the District of Columbia Department of Energy & Environment, and Amy Thompson and Jon Penndorf of Perkins+Will's D.C. office, the webinar will examine how the D.C. plan engaged stakeholders, considered and included business impacts, and incorporated science-based goals. Participants will also be introduced to the lessons from the plan can apply to other municipalities as they develop their own climate contingency plans.  All webinars are free for members! Sign up today


Help Us Plan the Next Round of ISSP Webinars: Send Us Your Proposals and Volunteer to Review Topics 

Even though our calendar is filling up, we're always in the process of planning our next round of webinars - and we need your help! Members are invited to submit their ideas for webinar topics by completing our Webinar Proposal Form. We're also looking for members who would like to volunteer to help review and select webinar topics as they are submitted. To submit your name for the Webinar Review Committee, please contact us.

This is a chance for members to showcase what they've been working on that may be interesting to other sustainability professionals. Share with others how you do what you do! Here are some types of webinar ideas to consider:

  • Case Studies: Stories from real organizations about innovations, learnings and/or best practices with regard to implementing sustainability.
  • Methodologies: Tested processes for speeding the adoption of sustainability in organizations or communities.
  • Tools: Application of specific tools that enable the adoption of sustainability such as sustainability assessments, management tools, certification frameworks.
  • Policy: Discussions of international, national, or regional policies that impact sustainability.
  • Research: Share new learnings or innovations in which you are involved.
  • Roundtable Discussions: Organize participants into small groups to brainstorm a particular sustainability-related situation or challenge and report out their findings and/or solutions at the end of the session.
What topic do YOU want to teach?

We also love your feedback. Complete our webinar survey to let us know what you think and what you'd like to see!

To register for upcoming webinars, view our Calendar of Events.

To view recordings of past events, visit our Webinar Catalogue.

Questions or comments? Email the Education Program at

A special thanks to our wonderful presenters and to the volunteers on the ISSP Webinar Committee - we couldn't do it without you!