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Aug
24
Thu
Everyone’s Economic Opportunity in Climate Action – Panels and Conversations – Norwich @ Montshire Museum
Aug 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A response to the pressing environmental challenge of climate change is urgently needed. It also presents one of the biggest economic development opportunities Vermont and the world has ever seen – if equitable and done right.

Don’t miss a panel discussion and audience-engaged conversation about how Vermont can seize this opportunity. Hear from a respected Vermont business owner, a low income advocate and legislators about the kind of equitable and exciting opportunities climate action provides.

This event is hosted by the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and the Vermont Natural Resources Council. Panelists will frame the current context of climate (in)action in Vermont and outline the policy responses they are working to advance to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, grow our economy and ensure all Vermonters benefit from the transition off of fossil fuels. Attendees can offer input, ask questions and find out meaningful ways to engage.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. RSVP, submit a question for the panelists in advance, and find more information at the following links for each event:

Norwich: http://bit.ly/2voNUrD

Sep
6
Wed
Catalysts of the Climate Economy
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm

Innovators are powering economic success by solving the challenges presented by climate change. Catalysts of the Climate Economy is a 3-day National Innovation Summit to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders to celebrate success and to gear up for the next stage of economic development and prosperity in a low-carbon future.

Sep
9
Sat
Upper Valley Electric Vehicle Expo @ Dothan Brook School
Sep 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Upper Valley Electric Vehicle Expo

Saturday, September 912-4 pm (rain or shine)

Dothan Brook School, 2300 Christian St (US Route 5), White River Junction, VT

FREE Admission, FREE Refreshments, FREE Test Rides

www.UVEVexpo.org – Pre-register online for a chance to win $250 and other prizes

Hosted by Vital Communities and Upper Valley Sierra Club, with support from many Upper Valley energy committees, electric vehicle owners, and generous local sponsors. This event is part of National Drive Electric Week.

Free test rides all afternoon (12-4 pm) in many of the latest electric car models (Chevy Volt, Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, and more). This is a great chance to chat with local electric vehicle owners about what it’s really like to go electric in the Upper Valley.

It’s not just cars! Several electric bicycles will be available for test rides along the Wilder bike path. Electric motorcycles, the Dartmouth electric race car, and a collection of modern electric lawn equipment will also be on display.

As if the cars and bikes weren’t enough, there will also be brief, drop-in presentations from 1-3 pm, and many local energy companies on hand to talk with visitors about solar, energy efficiency, heat pumps, modern wood heat, and more.

More at www.UVEVexpo.org

See you September 9!

Sep
12
Tue
Everyone’s Economic Opportunity in Climate Action – Panels and Conversations – Brattleboro
Sep 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A response to the pressing environmental challenge of climate change is urgently needed. It also presents one of the biggest economic development opportunities Vermont and the world has ever seen – if equitable and done right.

Don’t miss a panel discussion and audience-engaged conversation about how Vermont can seize this opportunity. Hear from a respected Vermont business owner, a low income advocate and legislators about the kind of equitable and exciting opportunities climate action provides.

This event is hosted by the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and the Vermont Natural Resources Council. Panelists will frame the current context of climate (in)action in Vermont and outline the policy responses they are working to advance to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, grow our economy and ensure all Vermonters benefit from the transition off of fossil fuels. Attendees can offer input, ask questions and find out meaningful ways to engage.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. RSVP, submit a question for the panelists in advance, and find more information at the following links for each event:

Brattleboro: http://bit.ly/2hrcKBB

Find more opportunities to get out in your community and take action on climate at ActOnClimateVT.org.

Dec
2
Sat
10th Annual VECAN Conference @ Lake Morey Inn
Dec 2 all-day

This year, we are celebrating a very exciting milestone--the 10th anniversary of VECAN’s annual Community Energy and Climate Action Conference.   Over the past decade, the workshops, speakers, and networking at the conference has inspired and activated thousands of Vermonters to make a difference in their own lives and in their community.

This year’s event will highlight programs and opportunities leaders can implement locally, as well frame the opportunities we, together, can seize to take needed climate action. Once again we’ve secured a great keynote speaker- former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. She will share a needed message of expanding local leadership, advancing big ideas and initiatives and making much-needed progress.

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