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2011 Vermont Community Energy and Climate Action Conference

UVM Extension and the Vermont Energy & Climate Action Network present…

A Vermont Conference on

Community Energy & Climate Action

Saturday, December 03, 2011

1 Clubhouse Rd., Lake Morey Resort • Fairlee, VT 05045

8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)

The University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network (VECAN) invite you to attend a conference on Community Energy and Climate Action on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at the Lake Morey Inn in Fairlee, Vermont.

The conference begins with coffee and refreshments and exhibitors starting at 8:00am and will conclude at 4:00pm.

Who Should Attend?
Town energy committee members  *  Selectboard and city council members * Conservation commissioners * Professional and citizen planners * Town public works staff  *  Environmental business professionals * State government officials * Academics * Concerned citizens

Download conference brochure and registration form.

About the Conference

Building on a very successful history, this conference is for those interested in how Vermont communities can take action to increase energy efficiency and renewable energy for municipal government, businesses, and residents. The day will include concurrent workshop presentations, roundtable discussions, and general sessions. The goal for the day is to provide strategies communities can implement to reduce energy costs and reduce the damaging greenhouse gasses released into the environment. Participants will gain an increased understanding of a wide range of local opportunities for tackling energy and climate change at the local level, while also having an opportunity to network with other Vermont communities. 


Advanced registration is required. The registration fee includes all workshop materials, general sessions, breaks, and lunch.

General registration: includes registration and lunch featuring local foods. 

Registration after November 25 is $30/person.

This daylong conference offers an unparalleled experience for town energy committee leaders, municipal officials, local and regional planners, and concerned citizens to learn new strategies and identify opportunities to reduce energy costs and tackle climate change.

Register today for this 4th annual event, hosted by the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network and the UVM Extension Service at

Vermont Department of Public Service Commissioner Elizabeth Miller will talk about the new Comprehensive Energy Plan and what it means for communities.

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Deborah Markowitz will discuss the work of the State’s Climate Cabinet.

The conference will also feature environmental activist, actor, and writer Kathryn Blume, who will talk about how one individual can make a difference in affecting climate change.

The day includes 14 different workshops focused on promoting efficiency and renewable energy at the local level, along with a number of different roundtable discussions topics designed to promote dialogue on the most pressing energy topics.

Don’t miss this important event! Help shape Vermont’s energy future. Register today at

For more information, contact: Jessie Schmidt, UVM Extension at: 866-860-1382 extension 203 or Email:

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