12th Annual Sustainability Summit: Energizing & Democratizing New England's Energy Economy

Join local energy leaders and concerned citizens from across New England to learn, share, and work together to catalyze a new energy economy in our region that is based on clean sources, thriving local economies, and access for all. We’ll be grappling with tough questions, sharing inspiring solutions, and looking to hear from YOU about the strategies you see in your community as we craft a path forward for our region.

Keynote speaker Sandra Steingraber, an acclaimed ecologist and author, will explore the links between human rights and the environment, with a focus on climate change, chemical contamination, and shale gas extraction via fracking. She takes a personal and scientific look at these issues and offers insights into how we can protect our environment and our communities. Steingraber brings a clear, lyrical voice to the complex evidence of biology.

Workshop tracks will be led by leaders confronting our current energy system, harnessing critical opportunities, creating new models, and thinking big about possibilities for access for all to clean energy. If these questions resonate with you, then you don't want to miss this conference!

How can we protect our families from the health impacts of carbon-intensive energy?
How can we make energy efficiency upgrades accessible for those who need it most?
What are the economic models for financing locally-owned community energy projects?
How can we rethink ownership of energy and envision an inclusive new energy system?

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  • September 17, 2016 at 9:00am – 4:30pm
  • Smith College
    Seelye Drive
    Northampton, MA 01063
    United States
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  • Leigh Cameron