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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Climate Economy National Innovation Summit in BTV 9/6-8

June 2017        

We want to invite you to the "Catalysts of the Climate Economy: National Innovation Summit" (cc:econ) September 6-8 at the Davis Center at UVM in Burlington VT. Join fellow entrepreneurs, investors, and thought leaders who are accelerating economic development by solving the unprecedented challenges presented by climate change.
Speakers will include Jigar Shah, Generate Capital; Danny Kennedy, CA Clean Energy Fund; Carol Browner, Former Climate and Energy Czar in the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy; and CEOs and leaders from Patagonia, Stonyfield Yogurt, General Motors, Seventh Generation, Ben and Jerry's, Fetzer Vineyards, Proterra, Generation Investment Management, and more! Check out the agenda and visit the website to register and for more information.
This national summit will feature spark speeches, solution pitches, a business and policy leader fishbowl, discussion sessions with industry leaders, and innovation tours highlighting emerging climate economy models in Vermont. A #FutureFormula Pitch Contest will invite entrepreneurs to pitch their climate economy innovation to investors and the conference plenary to win $10,000 in seed investment.
Innovators are powering economic success by solving the challenges presented by climate change. We hope you will join other climate economy visionaries and leaders to celebrate success and to gear up for the next stage of economic development and prosperity in a low-carbon future.
Paul Costello, Executive Director
Vermont Council on Rural Development
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The Vermont Climate Economy Summit is Produced by:
The Vermont Council on Rural Development
PO Box 1384, Montpelier VT 05601 | 802-225-6091

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