Community-Based Approaches to Energy & Climate Change

Randolph Center, VT
Saturday, December 06, 2008

UVM Extension and the Vermont Energy & Climate Action Network present...
A Conference on
Community-Based Approaches to Energy & Climate Change
Saturday, December 06, 2008
8:00- 4:00
Vermont Technical College
Randolph Center, VT 05060

University of Vermont Extension and the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network (VECAN) invite you to attend a conference on Community-Based Approaches to Energy and Climate Change on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at the Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, Vermont.  The conference begins with coffee and refreshments and exhibitors starting at 8:00am and will conclude at 4:00pm.

Who Should Attend?
Town energy committee members  *  Selectboard and city council members * Conservation commissioners * Professional and citizen planners * Town public works staff  *  Environmental business professionals * State government officials * Academics * Concerned citizens

Download a printable copy of the brochure and registration form here.

About the Conference

This conference is for those interested in how Vermont communities can take action to increase energy efficiency and renewable energy for municipal government, businesses, and residents. The day will include concurrent workshop presentations, regional break-out meetings, and general sessions. The goal for the day is to examine how Vermont communities can reduce energy costs and our contribution to greenhouse gases.  Participants will gain an increased understanding of a wide range of local opportunities for tackling energy and climate change at the local level, while also having an opportunity to network with other Vermont communities. 

The opening speaker, Glen Brand, Co-Founder and Director of the Sierra Club’s Cool Cities program, will present, Generating Local Energy Solutions: Solving Global Warming One Community at a Time.  Cool Cities is the Sierra Club’s major grassroots organizing vehicle to global warming solutions ( 


Advanced registration is encouraged. The registration fee includes all workshop materials, general sessions, breaks, and lunch.

General registration
: $20/person (includes registration and lunch). 

Commercial exhibitors:  $100/table (includes one exhibit table (6 ft.) and 1 complimentary conference registration

Navigating this site

If you would like to go directly to the registration form you can do so by clicking the "Register Now" button on the right side of any page.

You can see the agenda for the day (including workshop descriptions) by clicking on the "Agenda" tab above.

Need directions or interested in carpooling? Links for both are located in the right-hand column. 

Finally, check out the many organizations that have helped to make this event possible at "Event Sponsors".

Contact Information

  • Need directions?
    Your confirmation email will include a link for directions or you can print them now.


    For registration assistance or program information contact:
    Phone: 802-223-2389, Email:

    Carpooling? We are registered at  Our event code is VTEnergy. You can check to see if anyone is offering a ride or sign up to be a driver to the event.

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