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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

At the VECAN Conference: an Afternoon Workshop

Transportation Efficiency & Electrification New Tools, Programs and Funds

Kia Niro EV

This workshop will be presented by Dave Roberts of Drive Electric Vermont and Ross MacDonald of Go! Vermont.

There is much buzz about leveraging the state’s VW settlement funds to expand electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and buses. Paired together with Go! […]

At the VECAN Conference: a Morning Workshop

Municipal Solar: Opportunities and Challenges

SunGen Sharon Solar Farm in Sharon (Wikimedia Commons)

This workshop will be presented by Olivia Campbell Andersen of Renewable Energy Vermont, Chad Farrell of Encore Renewable Energy, and Geoff Urbanik of the Town of Colchester.

Municipal solar energy is an important cost- and carbon-saving option for many municipalities. This […]

At the VECAN Conference: a Morning Workshop

Land Use, Transportation, and Housing for Low Carbon Communities

Solar-Power-at-Scott-Farm-in-Dummerston, Vermont. Wikimedia Commons.

This workshop will be given by Kate McCarthy of the Vermont Natural Resources Council, Deb Sachs of EcoStrategies, and Eileen Peltier of Downstreet Housing

Smart growth approaches to land use are a cornerstone to decarbonizing our communities. At the center of […]

At the VECAN Conference: an Afternoon Workshop

Communicating Beyond the Choir: Persuading Policy Makers and More People to Act

People’s Climate March 2014 (Wikimedia Commons)

This workshop will be presented by Michael Shank, Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance / Urban Sustainability Directors Network.

Want to learn to make the choir sing but also dramatically expand the chorus on climate action? Want tested […]

At the VECAN Conference: a Morning Workshop

Harnessing the Power of Digital Tools to Advance Climate and Energy Goals

Pollution (When this image was new, a Google search I did on it guessed it was Donald Trump. – GHH)

Presented by Bob Farnham, Bob the Green Guy; Rob Fish, Energy Action Network; and Ian Hitchcock, Vermont Natural Resources Council

At this […]

At the VECAN Conference: an Afternoon Workshop

Beneficial Electrification: A Key Decarbonization Strategy

There will be seven afternoon workshops. This one will be presented by Jeff Monder, Green Mountain Power; Anne Margolis, Vermont Public Service Department; and Jock Gill, Peacham Energy Committee, and low-carbon lifestyle homeowner

Georgia Mountain wind farm (georgiamountain.com)

Beneficial electrification (or strategic electrification) is a term for replacing […]

At the VECAN Conference, a Morning Workshop:

The 2019 Legislative Look Forward

Vermont State House (Wikipedia)

A work session on legislative activity will be presented by Senator Becca Balint, Senator Christopher Bray, and Lauren Hierl of the Vermont Conservation Voters.

Now, more than ever, strong state policy is required to do our part to mitigate against a warming world and ensure […]

At the VECAN Conference

Michael Shank, the afternoon keynote speaker will present From Apathy to Action: Motivating the Masses on Climate

Michael Shank, Ph.D., is the Communications Director for the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, a group of international cities committed to achieving aggressive long-term carbon reduction goals, and the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, a peerto-peer network of local government […]

At the VECAN Conference, Keynote Speaker Bill McKibben Will Present

A Global Crisis: A State and Local Fight

Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist who in 2014 was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.’ In 1989, Bill wrote The End of Nature – regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change – and he is the […]

How and when to talk to a child about climate change

Even as an adult, climate change is a lot to wrap your head around. And talking about the issue with kids? That can feel impossible. But kids today will face the challenges of a warming world head-on. They have a right to understand the realities of the climate crisis and what it means for […]