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Burlington: Everyone’s Economic Opportunity in Climate Action – Panel & Conversation

October 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

| Free

Climate change may be the biggest economic development opportunity Vermont – and the world – has ever seen. But only if we act now to make sure our response is strong, equitable and done right.

We need your help to make sure Vermont acts on climate. Join us for a panel discussion and audience-engaging conversation about how Vermonters can seize the economic opportunities in climate change. Hear from a respected Vermont business owner, a low-income advocate, and legislators about the kind of equitable and exciting opportunities climate action provides. Speakers will include:

  • Representative Martin LaLonde (South Burlington)
  • Karen Lafayette, Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council
  • Ashley Orgain, Seventh Generation, Mission Advocacy & Outreach Director
  • Representative Diana Gonzalez (Burlington, Winooski)
  • Representative Mary Sullivan (Burlington)
  • Senator Chris Pearson (Chittenden County)

This event is hosted by the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and the Vermont Natural Resources Council. Panelists will frame the current context of climate (in)action in Vermont and outline the policy responses they are working to advance to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, grow our economy, and ensure all Vermonters benefit from the transition off of fossil fuels. By attending the event, you can offer input, ask questions, and find meaningful ways to engage.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. RSVP, submit a question for the panelists in advance, and find more information at: http://bit.ly/BurlingtonRSVP


October 16, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Main Street Landing in the Film House
60 Lake St.
Burlington, VT United States