Events - 28 Sep 17

Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing on Farm Bill & Energy Programs

The full Senate Committee on Agriculture will convene a hearing entitled ” Rural Development and Energy Programs: Perspectives for the 2018 Farm Bill.”

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Clean Energy Choices

An affordable clean energy future rests increasingly with the advancement of competitive markets and consumer choice. Voluntary clean-energy procurement by corporate leaders marks a refreshing intersection of conservative and green agendas. Enabling consumers, both big and small, to pursue their preferences requires policies that allow consumers to choose their electricity supplier. Such policies also provide for better opportunities to facilitate distributed generation, as many customers prefer to provide some or all their electric needs.

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Coming Full Circle with Sustainability – A Workshop on Building the Circular Economy in the DMV Region

Coming Full Circle with Sustainability: A Workshop on Building a Circular Economy in the DMV Region
Join Leaders in Energy on Thursday, September 28th, 5:30-8:30 pm, at the University of the District of Columbia for our 3rd annual circular economy event.  We will feature a number of initiatives which are nurturing a circular economy ecosystem in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) region. Presenters will provide examples of success stories of the circular economy and share their expertise on components of the circular economy including urban farming and workforce development, local business, advanced manufacturing focused on utilizing local resources and labor, ecoindustrial parks, and regional economic development.  A summary of key circular economy concepts is available in this 3-minute video by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
In this workshop, you will:
  • Network with those who share a passion for sustainability as a lens for assessing systems;
  • Learn from those utilizing and/or developing circular economy practices;
  • Engage with others in small group discussion on how to expand these practices in business, our communities, and daily lives to accelerate the circular economy;
  • Develop an action framework to further enable the circular economy in our region; and
  • Receive a list of tools and resources on the circular economy.
Presenters: 
  • Barbara Englehart, Principal, Englehart Consulting and Leaders in Energy, Board Member
  • Janine Finnell, Executive Director, Leaders in Energy
  • Dwane Jones, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Sustainable Development, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), University of District of Columbia
  • David Woessner, General Manager, Local Motors, Inc.
  • Peter Lowitt, Director/Land Use Administrator for the Devens Enterprise Commission, the agency charged with permitting the redevelopment of the former Fort Devens army base in Massachusetts into the Devens Eco-Industrial Park (by Skype)
  • Jim Schulman, Executive Manager of the Alliance for Regional Cooperation, a regional economic development organization
  • Beth Offenbacker, Ph.D., Facilitator, Waterford, Inc.
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Young Professionals in Clean Energy Happy Hour

Please join CRES Forum, Young Professionals in Energy and the Clean Energy Leadership Institute for a networking happy hour to cap off National Clean Energy Week 2017.

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