SolarFest’23: Rescheduled

THANK YOU to all of the musicians, speakers, volunteers, and attendees for coming together on October 28th in the beautiful Grace Congregational Church in Rutland, Vermont in hope and community despite the historic flooding in July that forced our climate-change driven postponement.
  • 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:

Musical Performers

Gammy Moses
Louise Mosrie Coombe
Pamela Means
Lara Herscovitch & the Highway Philosophers
Dar Williams
Ray Vega Band

Complete Workshop Schedule