Wednesday August 26th 7-9 pm at the Paramount Theater in Rutland.
Area businesses and nonprofits are increasingly involved with climate change–both its challenges and opportunities. Their creative solutions are becoming a growing part of our state’s economy. What are your experiences? Do you have ideas that can help nurture this sector in Vermont? Join Rutland Mayor Chris Louras and local business leaders for this forum produced by The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD).
“Rutland is bridging the gap between being ready for the impacts of climate change and building businesses to confront it and reduce our contribution to it,” says Mayor Louras. “I encourage Vermonters from throughout the region to share their ideas during this forum.”
The regional forum is the next step for public input to the Vermont Climate Change Economy Council. This group, formed following a statewide Summit in February, is developing a practical plan to reduce carbon emissions and stimulate green economic development in Vermont. The panelists include Joe Fusco, Vice President of Casella Waste Systems, Betsy Ide, Energy Innovation Center at Green Mountain Power, and Mark Foley, President of Foley Services.