Thank you for attending or registering for “Climate Solutions for Vermont” a webinar held on April 13, 2021, as part of the global teach-in Solve Climate by 2030.
The event recording is available here: Climate Solutions for Vermont – Solve Climate By 2030, 4/13/21 – YouTube
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Janet Wiseman on behalf of Jon Isham
Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest
Climate Solutions for Vermont – part of Solve Climate by 2030
Webinar hosted by Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest on behalf of “Solve Climate By 2030,” a global teach-in designed to accelerate local solutions to climate change. The Vermont webinar is open to the public and is one of over 100 events in fifty countries, including 47 states, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia. It will feature the work of Middlebury students and their community partners in an environmental studies course for seniors who collaborate with local organizations to address current sustainability issues in the region and elsewhere.
“Vermont farmers, educators, brewers, manufacturers, healthcare providers, policymakers, families, and individuals are all equal members of the Vermont community,” said Kate Holly ’21, an environmental studies major taking the course this spring and a member of the webinar’s three-person panel. “We can act on the individual level, as I believe we all should, but we should also be looking to take action together as a community. There is hope in this unified action.”
The panelists will offer their perspectives on pursuing a just and sustainable energy transition in Vermont, presenting three ongoing class projects designed to support a diverse climate-economy workforce, affordable clean-energy methods of transportation for low-income households, and zero-net energy housing for migrant workers on dairy farms. Registered participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar, which will be recorded for public use by Vermont educators and others.
7:00 – 7:10 pm Welcome to Power Dialogue – Solve Climate by 2030
Eban Goodstein, Director, Graduate Programs in
Sustainability / Bard College (via video)
7:10 – 8:00 pm Climate Solutions Panel Discussion
Moderated by Jonathan Isham, Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies
• Johanna Miller, Energy and Climate Program Director, the Vermont Natural Resources Council
• Cara Robechek, Network Manager, the Energy Action Network
• Kate Holly ‘21, Middlebury College student and Sustainability Consultant and Writer
8:00 pm – 8:30 Q & A