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Climate Economy Action Team

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The Vermont Climate Economy Action Team, the leadership team of the VT Climate Economy Partnership, is dedicated to advancing initiatives to expand distributed energy generation and efficiency in Vermont, cultivate climate economy entrepreneurs and startup businesses, and reduce Vermont’s carbon impact while boosting economic development, creating jobs, and attracting youth and creative entrepreneurs to the state. Members of the team represent the over 300 participants in the Vermont Climate Economy Partnership dedicated to building a vital future for Vermont through innovation in energy development, the wise use and reuse of resources, efficiencies, smart growth, and a strong working lands economy. Members of the Team include:

  • Joe Fusco, Casella Waste Solutions (Chair)
  • Ludy Biddle, Neighborworks of Western Vermont
  • Olivia Campbell Andersen, Renewable Energy Vermont
  • Andrea Colnes, Coalition for Green Capital
  • Rob Downey, Zero Gravity
  • Chad Farrell, Encore Renewable Energy
  • Judy Geer, Craftsbury Outdoor Center
  • Karen Glitman, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
  • Dan Hoxworth, Capstone Community Action
  • Claire Humber, SE Group
  • Ellen Kahler, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
  • Chuck Karparis, VSECU
  • Neale Lunderville, Burlington Electric Department
  • Linda McGinnis, Energy Action Network
  • James Moore, SunCommon
  • Nick Richardson, Vermont Land Trust
  • Andrew Savage, AllEarth Renewables
  • Brian Shupe, VNRC
  • David Snedeker, Northern Vermont Development Association
  • Ross Sneyd, National Life Group
  • Jim Sullivan, Bennington Regional Planning Commission & VAPDA
  • Larry Williams, Bolton Valley & Redstone
  • Alex Wilson, BuildingGreen

VCRD Staff:

  • Paul Costello, Vermont Council on Rural Development, Producer
  • Jenna Koloski, Vermont Council on Rural Development, Manager