Climate Change in Vermont: What Solutions Can Your Business Adopt?

Event Details:
When: August 10, 2022 11:00 am – August 10, 2022 12:00 pm
Location: Virtual

Cost To Attend:
Nonmembers – Free and Open to the Public
VBSR Members – Free and Open to the Public

Registration is open

Event hosted by: Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility

Join VBSR’s Public Policy Manager, Jordan Giaconia, and our friends at Keep Vermont Cool to discuss the impact of climate change in Vermont and explore the solutions that your business can adopt. In our time together we will endeavor to answer the questions “what does climate change have to do with Vermont?”, “can we change?”, and “how can we change?”

About Keep Vermont Cool

Keep Vermont Cool is a climate campaign like no other. Our polling shows that 47% of Vermonters are alarmed about climate change, but only 6% are taking any kind of action to address it.

That’s where we come in.

We’ll help Vermonters get off the sidelines and into the action, creating so strong a force that our elected officials will have no choice but to listen. Throughout this campaign, we’ll share meaningful opportunities to get involved, so everyone can share their voices and perspectives.

And to be clear, accessibility and inclusion will be at the forefront of this campaign. Climate change affects every Vermonter to some degree, so we’ll make sure everyone feels like they’re a part of this incredibly important conversation and movement, especially the BIPOC communities, low-income Vermonters, and youth who are most disproportionately affected by climate change impacts.

Winters are getting warmer and summers are getting hotter. We hope you’ll join us in our mission to Keep Vermont Cool.

Meet Your Presenters

Jordan Heiden (she/her)

Jordan Heiden joined VPIRG as a climate campaign manager in January 2022 and launched the organization’s newest campaign “Keep Vermont Cool” shortly after. She currently manages the campaign’s digital engagement, merchandising, and on-the-ground street team efforts, while closely coordinating with VPIRG’s summer canvass operation. Before joining VPIRG, she focused on informal education, advocacy, and communications work at a small environmental nonprofit in Brooklyn, NY.

Jane Stromberg (she/her)

Jane Stromberg is the Grassroots Action Manager at VPIRG where she currently works with the summer canvass operation, focuses on digital marketing, and supports community outreach efforts that support the “Keep Vermont Cool” campaign. Jane has experience in environmental research, the renewable energy industry, and was the youngest woman elected to the Burlington, Vermont City Council

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