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, 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!

On May 30, 2023 we lost our great friend Dave Conna.

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