Community Resilience Chat: Power from the People
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)
Want to move away from Big Energy to community clean power but don’t know where to start?
Join us September 10th at 11am Pacific for a webinar to learn from the challenges and successes of two community clean power visionaries: Lynn Benander of Co-op Power and Lyle Estill of Piedmont Biofuels.
Participants will receive a 35% discount on Power from the People from Chelsea Green.
Co-op Power is a 450-member owned renewable energy cooperative in New York and New England, with an emphasis on local and regional organizing to build a multi-class, multi-racial movement for a sustainable and just energy future. Piedmont Biofuels is a community scale biodiesel producer which collects fats, oils, and greases from its region, converts them into biodiesel fuel which it then provides to its 400 member cooperative. Piedmont is a certified B Corporation, is accredited by the National Biodiesel Board as a BQ9000 producer, and is certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials out of Switzerland.
This online event is the second in a series of Community Resilience Chats brought to you by Transition US, Post Carbon Institute, and Chelsea Green Publishing, designed to provide community leaders with the tools they need to relocalize and transform our food, financial, and energy systems. More than 400 community resilience leaders joined us last month for the series launch with Philip Ackerman-Leist, author of Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, Secure Food Systems.
This month we are excited to use a new webinar platform to enhance your participatory experience. The downside is that we only have space for 100 participants, so be sure to register ASAP! For those who can't join us live, the webinar will also be recorded and housed on the resilience.org website.
About the speakers:
Lyle Estill is an expert on small-scale biofuels as well as a leading thinker and writer on the new economy. A founder of Piedmont Biofuels and the Biofuels Center of North Carolina, Lyle is also author of Biodiesel Power; the passion, people, and politics of the next renewable fuel, Small is Possible; Life in a Local Economy, and Industrial Evolution; local solutions for a low carbon future; and publisher of Energy Blog.
Lynn Benander is a community entrepreneur and President and CEO of Co-op Power. She has worked since 1996 with membership groups in New England and New York representing more than two million people to develop sustainable energy resources in the Northeast based on a community-ownership model. As Manager of Co-op Power, Lynn has supported the development of five solar installation businesses, a multi-family/commercial building energy services company, and the development of affordable, sustainable energy products and services for Co-op Power's members and supporters.