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SolarFest Sat. 10/28 in Rutland: Looking Ahead

In this year of the floods, it’s more important than ever to ask, where are we going and how will we get there? This Saturday, October 28th, at the beautiful Grace Church in Rutland, SolarFest presents a one-day event that brings leading experts together to foster discussions about how the future looks and works (or doesn’t.)

These are just a few of the dozen presentations that begin at 11am:

  • VT State Rep Robin Chesnut-Tangerman and Peter Sterling, the Executive Director of Renewable Energy VT, outline “Getting Vermont to a 100% Renewable Future
  • Li Ling Young, Senior Engineering Consultant at VEIC, describes her research in, “Exploring Heat Pump Impacts on Climate & the Grid
  • Dar Williams discusses her book, “What I What I Found in a Thousand Towns: a Travelling Musician’s Guide to Rebuilding America’s Communities
  • Mike Stangl, PE and Ken Oldrid describe “Designing and Building Microgrids for Resilience
  • Author and Wells resident Eve Schaub explains the family odyssey of discovery captured in her book, “Year of No Garbage: Recycling Lies, Plastic Problems and More

Musical performances begin at 4:30 pm with the Caribbean percussion of Gammy Moses, celebrated singer-songwriters Louise Mosrie Coombe, Pamela Means, and Lara Herscovitch & the Highway Philosophers. Headliner Dar Williams takes the stage at 8pm followed by the joyful jazz of the Ray Vega Band.

In addition to the fabulous musicians and compelling speakers, we are thrilled that Lt. Governor David Zuckerman will join us to talk about Vermont’s commitment to renewable energy and a healthy future.

We are hoping that you and your guest may be able to join in the fun. 

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