Thank you to all of the musicians, speakers, volunteers, and attendees for coming together in the beautiful Grace Congregational Church in Rutland, Vermont in hope and community.
Just a few of the workshop highlights:
- Vermont’s Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman, spoke about where we are and where we’re going regarding Vermont’s commitment to renewable energy and a healthy future
- Singer-songwriter Dar Williams both performed and discussed her book, What I Found in a Thousand Towns: a Travelling Musician’s Guide to Rebuilding America’s Communities
- State Rep Robin Chesnut-Tangerman and Paul Lesure outlined how we’ll “Get Vermont to a 100% Renewable Energy Future”
- The powerful roundtable discussion of career options for women in renewable energy included Joanne Coons, Jacquie Scherer, Tegan Murray, Li Ling Young, and Isabella DeGrasse from a cross section of industry disciplines
- Author & humorist Eve O. Schaub explained A Year of No Garbage: Recycling Lies, Plastic Problems and More and Bernie’s Mitten Maker Jen Ellis introduced Dar Williams
Bill McKibben, co-founder and Senior Advisor at 350.org, founder of Third Act, and often-featured speaker at SolarFest, provided the inspiration:
An incredible range of musicians joined headliners Dar Williams, and the Ray Vega Band, including Lara Herscovitch and the Highway Philosophers:
Thank you to all the sponsors and exhibitors who Keep SolarFest strong!
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