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Make Your Choices

Group:
Education / Training / Outreach

Choose the three Most Significant / Important ussues overall.

How to expand the choir?
Challenges / Barriers
"Core choir is educated, affluent, retired; how to expand this to rest of community?"
Gov't skill building
Gaps / Needs
"Gov't reps need training for better communication-with-public skills"
Personalized approaches
Challenges / Barriers
"People respond to people they know; the more personalized, the more effective"
Scarce resources
Challenges / Barriers
"Personalized approaches are labor intensive, hard; take lots of time"
Best Educ Practices
Opportunities
"Need to develop Best Education Practices (BEPs); improve education to become effective"
Compelling messaging
Gaps / Needs
"People need to know how the change will benefit them personally "
Env Literacy in Schools
Opportunities
"Need to push hard for enviro literacy in schools: Gateway to parents; Need statewide requirement for school "
Leadership needed
Gaps / Needs
"Landscape & building fields need to act as leaders; changing commercial culture"
Engaging industry-bizness
Opportunities
"Need economic incentives to engage private industry (e.g. turfgrass) and businesses"
Celebrate successes
Opportunities
"Knowing what works helps others become successful"
Targeted messaging
Challenges / Barriers
"Knowing how to frame the message for different audiences"
Engaging youth
Opportunities
"Outdoor classrooms (examples Learning Barge, Paradise park)"
Qualified contractors
Gaps / Needs
"Very difficult to find qualified, educated contractors to do the work"
Fund social marketing
Gaps / Needs
"Need significant funding for social marketing; offers biggest promise; work with/ leverage NGOs"
Health-based messaging
Opportunities
"Health is a critical catalyst for change"
Need metrics, Show Change
Gaps / Needs
"Other fields can show results; need to find ways that outreach creates change"

Choose the three Highest Priority for tackling here at the summit.

How to expand the choir?
Challenges / Barriers
"Core choir is educated, affluent, retired; how to expand this to rest of community?"
Gov't skill building
Gaps / Needs
"Gov't reps need training for better communication-with-public skills"
Personalized approaches
Challenges / Barriers
"People respond to people they know; the more personalized, the more effective"
Scarce resources
Challenges / Barriers
"Personalized approaches are labor intensive, hard; take lots of time"
Best Educ Practices
Opportunities
"Need to develop Best Education Practices (BEPs); improve education to become effective"
Compelling messaging
Gaps / Needs
"People need to know how the change will benefit them personally "
Env Literacy in Schools
Opportunities
"Need to push hard for enviro literacy in schools: Gateway to parents; Need statewide requirement for school "
Leadership needed
Gaps / Needs
"Landscape & building fields need to act as leaders; changing commercial culture"
Engaging industry-bizness
Opportunities
"Need economic incentives to engage private industry (e.g. turfgrass) and businesses"
Celebrate successes
Opportunities
"Knowing what works helps others become successful"
Targeted messaging
Challenges / Barriers
"Knowing how to frame the message for different audiences"
Engaging youth
Opportunities
"Outdoor classrooms (examples Learning Barge, Paradise park)"
Qualified contractors
Gaps / Needs
"Very difficult to find qualified, educated contractors to do the work"
Fund social marketing
Gaps / Needs
"Need significant funding for social marketing; offers biggest promise; work with/ leverage NGOs"
Health-based messaging
Opportunities
"Health is a critical catalyst for change"
Need metrics, Show Change
Gaps / Needs
"Other fields can show results; need to find ways that outreach creates change"