The June 3rd Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network Spring Summit is coming right up, and we hope you plan to join us! We also are excited to share a few updates that might make it even more enticing to do so…
After light breakfast fare and informal networking, we are eager to launch the day with remarks from climate champion Bill McKibben! Bill’s global leadership on climate action has been unparalleled. And, with deep roots in Vermont, Bill will offer his unique insight on where things stand when it comes to tackling the climate crisis, the opportunity and obligation to make swift progress and the powerful role of community leaders like you to help make change. We hope you’re as excited as we are that he’ll be joining us – and we hope to see you there.
After Bill’s framing remarks, we will then transition to a panel focused on funding an equitable clean energy transition. There are unprecedented federal funds available to do this work, and we are grateful to tap into a panel of experts – Bonnie Waninger of the Vermont League of Cities & Towns, Jen Myers of the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, and Callie Fishburn of the Bennington County Regional Commission – to outline those opportunities for us all.
Then, we’ll dive into a series of small group discussions on a wide range of topics we’ve heard are of interest to many of you to cross-pollinate ideas amongst community energy leaders and resource providers on priority clean energy and climate solutions. While enjoying a tasty lunch, you’ll have the opportunity to enter a raffle to win an e-bike and an energy-efficient window air conditioning unit – FREE!
These are challenging times with many challenging issues to address. We will need all of us! We anticipate this day will offer a great mix of timely information, inspiration, and essential networking and relationship-building opportunities. We hope you can join us on June 3rd – and we hope you’ll spread the word to fellow community energy leaders and climate-action allies to attend as well.
Please know too, if travel or travel costs are a challenge, we have some limited funds to support transportation costs – and, we are hoping to help facilitate carpool options as well. Please let us know what you might need to make this event possible for you.
Thanks for all that you do,Sarah Bayer and Johanna MillerPS: Please register today if you plan to attend! Space is limited but we haven’t yet maxed it out. And, we want as many people as possible to benefit from the expert resource providers, the collaboration opportunities and the opportunity to potentially head home with the promise of a new e-bike, efficient air conditioning unit, handfuls of Lake Champlain chocolate and more! We hope to see you there… and thanks for spreading the word.