Energy Independence Day Information

Just a few weeks ago Bill McKibben told our legislators – the issue on which we will all be judged 50 years hence is how quickly and how boldly we moved to address the greatest challenge humans have ever faced.

This Thursday, March 21st – “Energy Independence Day” – is your chance to ensure your legislators follow through on Bill McKibben’s call to act quickly and boldly to end our dependence on dirty and dangerous energy sources.  Click here to view the Vermont Energy Independence Day Platform.

Register and learn more here!

MORNING LOCATION: First Christ Church, 64 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05602

The day begins with a training at First Christ Church at 64 State Street in the morning.  Please note, we do NOT have a room reserved at the State House until noon, so you must meet at the Church.  Enter to the door next to the courtyard, left of the chapel entrance.

10 – 10:30 am – Registration/Coffee/Breakfast/Welcome

10:30 – 11:45 am – Issue Briefings and Lobby Training

AFTERNOON LOCATION: Vermont State House, Room 11, Montpelier

11:45 am – Noon walk from First Christ Church to State House

12-1 pm – Lobby your Legislators to support Energy Independence

1 – 4 pm – Report back to State House Room 11 for an update on hearings and debates, to take additional action, learn more on particular issues.

4 – 5 pm – Watch the premiere of the Vermont Energy Independence Day crowd-sourced film

Our state legislators need to hear from you.  Reducing our energy use, transitioning to renewable energy, and ending our reliance on dirty energy is the responsible thing to do, but it’s not easy.  That’s why next Thursday, March 21st – “Energy Independence Day” – I hope you’ll join us at the State House in Montpelier to help us lobby for real energy solutions.  Click here for more information and to register.

Whether you’re a long-time proponent of closing Vermont Yankee, a college student, a town energy leader, or simply a Vermonter concerned about climate, please join us to persuade legislators to act on the real energy solutions being proposed.