Three things: Inviting you to a webinar on Vermont’s Renewable Energy Standard, sharing an upcoming Youth Climate Leadership Academy Kick-Off event, and recapping a recent community conversation we held in Ludlow.
Stay informed, connected, and engaged—three things.
The Opportunity In Modernizing Vermont’s Renewable Energy Standard – December 13th at 12pm
Join us on Wednesday, December 13th at 12pm to learn about Vermont’s current Renewable Energy Standard (RES), and how its 2032 requirements are not going far enough to help reduce carbon pollution and combat climate change. This legislative session, we’re looking to help advance a more robust RES that requires 100% renewable energy and more in-state renewable energy generation here in Vermont. Along with VNRC, hear from panelists from Conservation Law Foundation and VPIRG as we dig into the details of proposed changes to the RES with plenty of time for questions. We hope to see you there!
VEEP’s Youth Climate Leaders Academy Kick-Off Retreat – December 1-2 in Fairlee
Do you know a young person who wants to help advance climate action in Vermont? VEEP’s Youth Climate Leaders Academy (YCLA) is designed to support high school youth in planning and implementing projects to make a difference on climate change. The YCLA Kick-Off Retreat will be December 1-2, 2023 in Fairlee, at the Hulbert Outdoor Center. There will be skills workshops, team planning time, consultation time with VEEP staff and other experts, and a supportive community of passionate and like-minded folks. The skills workshop lineup this year includes: Climate Policy and Advocacy, Project Planning, Meeting Facilitation, Social Media and Marketing, Data Collection for Climate Action, and more!
Recapping a Community Conversation on Clean Water & Climate Resilience in Ludlow
Last Thursday, VNRC and partners held a roundtable conversation with community members from Ludlow and surrounding towns. We discussed impacts from July’s flooding and tangible solutions to help Vermont’s communities and waterways become more resilient to a changing climate. Watershed experts from the Connecticut River Conservancy, Trout Unlimited of the Connecticut River Valley, the Black River Action Team, Vermont River Conservancy, and the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation all helped make the event a success. Thank you to everyone who came out to join us for the conversation!