Two things: We invite you to watch the recording of yesterday’s legislative webinar on clean energy and climate opportunities, and, next week, you’re invited to a river resilience film festival in Montpelier. (And, please come to the third session in a program on the impact of climate change, facilitated by Sen. Kesha Ram Hinsdale and featuring VNRC board member Judy Dow!)
Stay informed, stay connected—two things.
A Legislative Look Forward on Clean Energy and Climate Opportunities
Vermont continues to fall short in meeting our emissions reduction requirements, as well as our resilience and adaptation goals, but a new legislative biennium offers tremendous opportunity. Buoyed by an electoral mandate from Vermonters, lawmakers can help ensure Vermont takes concrete steps this legislative session to accelerate bold, equitable climate action at the scale and pace the transformation requires.
On Monday we gathered on Zoom to hear how the recent election has changed the landscape and makeup of the Vermont State House, and some key steps the new legislature can take on climate. Click the link below to watch the webinar and get an update on anticipated new (or improved) policies likely to be considered this session, including affordable, cleaner heat, a modernized Renewable Energy Standard for our electricity sector, opportunities to continue to make our transportation system more clean, multi-modal and accessible to all, and more!
WATCH THE RECORDING HERE:
Upstream–Downstream: A River Resilience Film Festival & Panel Discussion
Next Thursday January 19 @ 6:30 – 9:00 PM at the Pavilion Auditorium in Montpelier, VNRC is proud to co-sponsor a community celebration of Montpelier’s watershed and our place within it. From the Winooski headwaters to Lake Champlain, the evening’s films will take viewers upstream and downstream showcasing endeavors in conservation, education, and recreation along our local waterways. The evening will begin with a series of 5- to 40-minute films, then transition into a discussion about the health of our local rivers with panelists who bring different perspectives about our waterways. There will also be opportunities to chat with water conservation organizations and hear from Montpelier High School students who are envisioning our future relationship with local lakes and streams. This is a Montpelier PLACE event. Refreshments will be provided.