The 2019 EEFA-NEWHAB Convening will be held May 21–23 in Downtown Los Angeles. The theme for this year’s gathering is “People Power: Building Healthy Homes for All.” Our learning will be rooted in equity as we explore the intersections of health, water, and energy in affordable homes.
The Network for Energy, Water and Health in Affordable Buildings (NEWHAB) and Energy Efficiency for All Coalition Partners (EEFA) are meeting in tandem to deepen the impact of our work linking energy efficiency and affordable housing to leverage community transformation and large-scale systemic change.
We are designing a convening in partnership with NEWHAB members, EEFA coalition partners, and our California host committee to ensure that your pressing issues will be addressed. The story of progressive energy policy in California is a long one. The robust landscape of climate and clean energy programs that exist in the state today stem from decades of organizing work that began in part because of the discriminatory policies of the 1990’s. And, importantly, the good fight continues for preserving affordable housing, preventing displacement, and achieving environmental and justice overall for frontline communities in the state.
We are creating connections between individual expertise and collective power to create affordable, healthy, sustainable housing for all. This interactive and participatory convening will leverage your connections and knowledge to tackle the complex problems you can’t solve alone. Together we will envision new possibilities. Check out this video for a glimpse of the 2018 Annual Convening in Detroit and to get a flavor for what might happen this year.
COLLABORATIVE LEARNING AND SOLUTION-BUILDING SESSIONS WILL FOCUS ON PRIORITY ISSUES SUCH AS:
- The intersection of health, housing, and healthy building materials
- Water + Energy nexus in affordable housing
- Opportunities for expanding clean power and energy efficiency
- Equity and inclusion
- Movement building and organizing
- Implementation challenges and proven solutions
- Innovative financing structures
- Educational sessions will share best practices, build skills, and deepen knowledge for success in the field—and in the spirit of our learning network, we’ll discuss what’s working, what’s not, and where we can individually and collectively take action moving forward.
- Gather EEFA state partners and NEWHAB members to reflect on our individual and collective work
- Share stories, lessons learned, and challenges across states
- Explore possibilities for state, regional, and national capacity building
- Develop strategies to address complex problems we can’t solve alone