UPCOMING EVENTS & CONFERENCES
October 16 & 17 | Renewable Energy 2014 Conference & Expo | Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, Burlington, VT – The 2014 Vermont Renewable Energy Conference and Expo, scheduled for October 16 & 17, highlights current energy challenges, Vermont’s leadership role in the energy industry, and moving towards an integrated energy infrastructure addressing power, heating and transportation needs. The conference, typically drawing hundreds of attendees and exhibitors, is consistently the largest renewable energy event in Vermont, New Hampshire and Northern New York, bringing together business leaders, system operators, architects, builders, manufacturers, engineers, scientists, policy makers, and regulators. Learn more.
August 23 & 24 | Symposium: Our Children, Climate, Faith | 9:00 am | United Church, Strafford, VT – The 2nd Annual Our Children, Climate, Faith Symposium is being held on Saturday 8/23 – Sunday 8/24. Keynote speakers are Tim DeChristopher (featured in documentary film “Bidder 70”) and Starhawk (peace, environmental, and global justice activist and trainer; permaculture designer, author, and teacher). Both Saturday and Sunday will include “hands-on” workshops so attendees can continue to work for the health of the biosphere. Registration is $75 and includes lunch & dinner on Saturday, and lunch on Sunday. For more information visit: faithclimateconference.org.
September 21 | 350.org People’s Climate March | Join the world’s largest climate march yet on Sunday, September 21 in New York City. There are seats available on buses organized by 350.org. Ben & Jerry’s is covering the cost of 10 of the buses. Carpools and other travel modes are also available. The U.N. Climate Summit will be in NYC on 9/23. President Obama and other leaders from around the world will attend the Summit. Stand Up for the Earth! For more information visit: world.350.org/vermont/.
September 27 | Renewing Our Energy: People of Faith and Spirit Empowered to Act | Grace Congregational Church, Rutland, VT – Register now for Vermont Interfaith Power and Light’s annual conference. The Rev. Dr. Jim Antal, the Conference Minister and President of the Massachusetts Conference, United Church of Christ and a climate activist, will give the Keynote speech and will lead a workshop on divestment. Other workshops include Net Zero Energy; Theological Foundations for Creation Care; and Action Steps for Congregations. The conference also includes lunch, music by the Spoon Mountain Singers, conference sponsors’ displays, a book fair, and more. For more information visit: www.vtipl.org.
October 16 & 17 | RE 2014: Leading the Change in Energy | Thursday, 8:00 am – 7:00 pm | Friday, 8:00 am – 12:30 pm | Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, Burlington, VT- Join REV for our annual conference, bringing together key players in the renewables industry. Visit the expo hall, which is free and open to the public for both days. Hear Keynote Speaker David Hochschild, of the California Energy Commission, discuss how California successfully implemented an RPS. Attend any session and learn about past successes and future plans for the renewable industry in our region. Registration is $150 for Thursday, $110 for Friday, and $230 for both days. Rates increase on October 1. For more information visit: www.revconference.org.
October 17 | REV Member Luncheon & Annual Meeting | 12:30 pm | RSVP Only- REV is holding a members-only luncheon on Day 2 of our Annual Conference. Hear from the Executive Director and Board Members about REV’s successes over the past year, and upcoming plans for the 2015 Legislative session. This event is RSVP only. Sign up when you register for the conference here: www.revconference.org/register.