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24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action

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University of Vermont; Waterman Memorial Lounge

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Green Mountain Transit (GMT) in partnership with UVM’s Student Government Association (SGA) invite you to 24 Hours of Reality

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Green Mountain Transit (GMT) in partnership with UVM’s Student Government Association (SGA) invite you to 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action on November 21, 2019 from 4:30PM – 6:30PM at Memorial Lounge in UVM’s Waterman Building.

Jenn Wood, trained Climate Reality Leader and Public Affairs and Community Relations Manager at GMT will present 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action. She will be joined by a panel of local experts and activists from UVM, VT’s Youth Climate Congress, VT’s State Legislature as well as the business and non-profit communities for a discussion on the truth of the climate crisis and how we solve it.

This is a great opportunity to have a conversation about the climate crisis and what it means for our community, as well as the solutions and actions we can take to make a difference.

For each audience member who attends, The Climate Reality Project will plant one tree on their behalf, thanks to our friends at One Tree Planted.

On November 20-21, Climate Reality is presenting 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action where for one full 24-hour period, Climate Reality Leader volunteers trained by former Vice President Al Gore will hold public presentations and conversations on our changing climate in schools, community centers, workplaces, and more across all 50 US states and countries worldwide.

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Jenn Wood - Jenn is a tireless advocate for climate action, social equity, and inclusive stakeholder engagement. Currently Jenn is the Public Affairs & Community Relations Manager for Green Mountain Transit. She spent over a decade prior in the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries as a consultant, as well as the Weatherization Director for the Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity. Jenn is a graduate of the Snelling Center for Government’s VT Leadership Institute; Emerge VT alumnae; Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program; certified Building Analyst and Solar PV Installer; and a Climate Reality Leader/ Mentor trained by former Vice President Al Gore. She holds a Master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University and a dual Bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Education as well as (self-designed) Sustainability and Education from Northland College. Jenn lives in Grand Isle with her husband and rescued cat and loves spending time outside running, biking, kayaking, sailing, and skiing.

Curt McCormack - Curt was born in Queens, New York and moved to Vermont in 1971 and to Burlington, his present district, in 2008. He was a member of the Vermont House representing the City of Rutland from 1983 until 1996. He chaired the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy for five years; was chair of the Joint House/Senate Energy Committee; vice chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Environment Committee and representative on the NCSL High Level Radioactive Waste Repository Task Force; co-chair of the New England Recycling Council; House representative of the Vermont Low-Level Radioactive Waste Commission; vice chair Vermont Rail Council. He was the sponsor of Act 78, Vermont's comprehensive solid waste law; the first-in-the-nation 1989 law that regulated Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), and the creation of the Ethan Allen Express Amtrak train service. He was the recipient of the New England Environmental Network Leadership Award from Tufts University. Since resigning from the Legislature, Rep. McCormack was Vermont Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator; Vermont Low Income Advocacy Council Advocate; Director of Advocacy Vermont Public Interest Research Group; an environmental consultant for the State of Vermont, City of Burlington, Peace Corps, USAID; electrical contractor and Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal.

Jack Hanson - Jack graduated from the University of Vermont in 2016 with a degree in Environmental Studies. As a student, he was a leader in the fossil fuel divestment movement and co-founded the Renewable Energy Network. While finishing his degree, he worked full time on Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. Since then he has worked in communications, political advocacy and campaign roles. Jack is the Clean Energy Fellow for the Center for Research on Vermont -- leading a number of initiatives to increase sustainable transportation at UVM, in Burlington, and throughout Vermont. In March, he was elected to the Burlington City Council, representing Burlington’s East District.

Rebecca Foster - As Director of the statewide energy efficiency utility, Efficiency Vermont, Rebecca Foster leads the organization in delivering energy savings to all Vermonters. Rebecca previously served as Director of Consulting at VEIC, the nonprofit organization that operates Efficiency Vermont under and Order of Appointment from the Vermont Public Utility Commission. Prior to joining VEIC, Rebecca directed the Consortium for Energy Efficiency’s residential sector initiatives for more than a decade, increasing efficiency standards for lighting, appliances, air conditioners, consumer electronics, windows, new homes, and existing homes. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Simmons College.

Lili Platt - Lili Platt is a senior officer of the Vermont Youth Lobby, a state-wide climate action coalition which works hand in hand with state legislators to educate, empower, and inspire young Vermonters to advocate for greater political action on climate change. In her role as a senior member of the Vermont Youth Lobby, Lili has combined policy and activism to lead efforts to combat climate change.

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