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National Extension Climate Initiative

The National Extension Climate Initiative serves to link climate change-related education and research across Extension program areas and associations. This subgroup acts as a place to share opportunities and resources, and discuss all things related to climate change extension.

Tagged With "Elevating and Amplifying Action"


Frank Niepold


JEDI Committee description

Sabrina L Drill ·
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee: Investigate strategies to engage with marginalized populations to address meaningful and impactful change; Work with other committees on developing resources to educate about and empower allyship in Extension climate justice work; Investigate strategies for shifting away from information exchange and harness knowledge of different world views to build relationships engaging diverse knowledge forms as the foundation for driving action

Re: Beta tester group sessions

Rick Schumann ·
We had our kickoff meeting for the NECI Beta Test this afternoon. For those who were not able to attend I am putting the link to the recording here: Passcode:us3=Y=*$ I tried it just now by copying the link above without the passcode and pasting it into my browser. It brought up the recording just fine. Some people had asked for a copy of the PowerPoint slides I had today and I am attaching them here as well.

About the Extension Foundation

The Extension Foundation was formed in 2006 by Extension Directors and Administrators. Today, the Foundation partners with Cooperative Extension through liaison roles and a formal plan of work with the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) to increase system capacity while providing programmatic services, and helping Extension programs scale and investigate new methods and models for implementing programs. The Foundation provides professional development to Cooperative Extension professionals and offers exclusive services to its members. In 2020 and 2021, the Extension Foundation has awarded 85% of its direct funding back to the Cooperative Extension System, 100% of funds are used to support Cooperative Extension initiatives. 

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