Environment

States serve as environmental stewards through their roles in managing state parks and forests, outdoor recreation facilities, energy production and distribution, water resources, waste management, and the elimination of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and other forever chemicals. States also directly affect natural resources through their preservation and conservation strategies. To be effective environmental stewards, states must seek to balance efforts to maintain a healthy environment with efforts to develop and utilize natural resources.

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Leveraging Outdoor Assets in the Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Sectors

Leveraging Outdoor Assets in the Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Sectors

On Wednesday, December 13th NGA hosted its fourth and final webinar in a four-part series highlighting innovative and replicable projects that are funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Travel, ...
Advancing Equity in the Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Sectors

Advancing Equity in the Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Sectors

On Wednesday, September 27th NGA hosted its third webinar in a four-part series highlighting innovative and replicable projects that are funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Travel, Tourism and ...
Governors Urge Congress to Address Water Infrastructure Funding Cuts

Governors Urge Congress to Address Water Infrastructure Funding Cuts

The Co-Chairs of the National Governors Association's Economic Development and Revitalization Task Force wrote a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to mitigate further funding cuts to water infrastructure projects ...
Innovative Workforce Development Programs for the Travel, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Sectors

Innovative Workforce Development Programs for the Travel, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Sectors

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices held a webinar on Thursday, June 22, 1:00-2:00 EST for members of our Economic Development and Outdoor Recreation Networks to learn about ...
Cleaning Up America’s Nuclear Weapons Complex: 2023 Update for Governors

Cleaning Up America’s Nuclear Weapons Complex: 2023 Update for Governors

Since the 1992 enactment of the Federal Facilities Compliance Act, the U.S. Department of Energy Office and states have worked together to clean up the nuclear weapons complex. (Download) Executive ...
Increasing Economic Resiliency of the Travel, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Sectors

Increasing Economic Resiliency of the Travel, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Sectors

On March 22, 2023, NGA hosted the first webinar, in a series of four, highlighting innovative and replicable projects funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Travel Tourism and Outdoor ...

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Outdoor Recreation Learning Network

The NGA Outdoor Recreation Learning Network and Economic Policy teams are working with state recreation and economic policy networks and the Oregon State University’s Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy (CORE) to gather and analyze data in order to study the effectiveness of Economic Development Administration Travel, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation (TTOR) grants.


Travel, Tourism And Outdoor Recreation

The NGA Outdoor Recreation Learning Network and Economic Policy teams are working with state recreation and economic policy networks and the Oregon State University’s Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy (CORE) to gather and analyze data in order to study the effectiveness of Economic Development Administration Travel, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation (TTOR) grants.


State Energy Toolkit

The toolkit offers ideas to help governors respond to trends as they take action in their states in four areas — energy efficiency, clean energy, transportation electrification, and cyber and physical protection.


Federal Facilities Task Force

The mission of the FFTF is to bring together governor-designated representatives with U.S. Department of Energy officials to examine critical technical, policy and budget issues and improve coordination of major program decisions on a range of issues related to radioactive material and waste.


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States serve as environmental stewards through their roles in managing state parks and forests, energy production and distribution, wildlife protection, land use and waste management. States also directly affect natural resources through their preservation and conservation strategies. To be effective environmental stewards, states must seek to balance efforts to maintain a healthy environment with efforts to develop and utilize natural resources.

New Governors Energy Policy Advisers Webinar (Part 2)

Moderator & Speaker Jessica Rackley, Program Director, NGA Speakers Carl Linvill, Principal, Regulatory Assistance Project Kristy Hartman, Energy Program Director, National Conference of State Legislatures ...

Global Energy Solutions Summit

Thursday, March 28, 2019 | Friday, March 29, 2019 The National Governors Association’s Center for Best Practices (NGA Solutions) and NGA Global, in collaboration with the Embassy of Denmark, Embassy ...

Offshore Wind, Energy Storage, Carbon Capture to Be Discussed at Global Energy Solutions Summit

States and international partners will explore policy solutions at a conference hosted by NGA and embassies of Australia, Canada, Denmark The National Governors Association and the embassies of Australia, Canada ...

New Governors Energy Policy Advisers Webinar (Part 1)

NGA’s Energy, Infrastructure & Environment (EIE) Division hosted a series of events in 2019 for new energy advisers. This webinar was the first event for new advisers. During this webinar, ...

Seventeenth Annual Intergovernmental Meeting with the U.S. Department of Energy

November 14 – 16, 2018 | New Orleans, Louisiana The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted the 17th annual Intergovernmental Meeting. This meeting brought together the ...

Emerging Contaminants: Prevention, Treatment and Messaging

October 27, 2017 Join NGA's Water Policy Learning Network to hear from expert practitioners about state policies and programs aimed at prevention and treatment of emerging contaminants that threaten drinking ...

Smarter States, Smarter Communities Learning Lab

October 17-19, 2018 | Chicago, Illinois The National Governors Association convened Colorado, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Virginia in Chicago to participate in the Smarter States, Smarter Communities Learning ...

Energy Efficiency Experts Roundtable

September 18, 2018 | Washington D.C. The National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices held an Energy Efficiency Experts Roundtable in Washington D.C. on September 18, 2018. The Roundtable ...

2018 Annual Water Policy Institute

September 11 - 12 | San Francisco, California The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) hosted the 2018 Annual Water Policy Institute in San Francisco, California. This ...