Packing an auditorium on the season’s first beautiful Saturday isn’t an easy task. That is unless you’ve organized five fantastic panelists—including Vermont’s junior U.S. Senator, Bernie Sanders—and spent weeks recruiting the state’s top clean energy activists and their friends.
Fortunately, that’s why VPIRG’s event was such a success. The hundred-plus citizen activists who attended heard riveting personal testimonials from fellow Vermonters who’d visited the destruction in West Virginia coal country; they got a basic economics lesson on the innovative ideas revolutionizing how our European counterparts do local clean energy; they had their questions answered by the Senior Attorney for the Washington, D.C.-based Natural Resources Defense Council and local experts from the Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC).
Many thanks to all who participated.