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Dane County Climate Action Plan

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HotelRED

1501 Monroe St

Madison, WI 53711

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Join us to learn about the findings and recommendations of the new plan and how you can be a part of successful implementation.

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Join us to learn about the findings and recommendations of the Dane County Climate Action Plan and how you can be part of successful implementation. Be among the first people in our community to learn about the plan via speakers from the Dane County Office of Energy and Climate Change (OECC). Keith Reopelle, Director of the OECC, will present an overview of the DCCAP and how it can help businesses across Dane County achieve their sustainability and carbon reduction goals. Sophia Seol, Clean Energy Specialist at the OECC, will give an overview of the major findings of her green infrastructure white paper and how green infrastructure can be a cost-effective way for Dane County businesses to meet climate and resiliency goals. Jeannette Lezaks, Senior Researcher at Slipstream, will moderate a panel conversation with our speakers and the audience.

Wednesday, January 22, 8AM-10AM

HotelRED, 1501 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711

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8:00-8:30 Networking & light breakfast

8:30-9:30 Program

9:30-10:00 Tour of HotelRED (optional)

Keith Reopelle is the Director the Dane County Office of Energy and Climate Change. Keith has led an effort over the past two years to develop a climate action plan for Dane County that included convening and facilitating a diverse, 38-member, Dane County Climate Council and 10 work groups. Prior to his current position, Keith spent more than 30 years doing clean energy and climate change advocacy at the state and regional levels for Clean Wisconsin.

Sophia Seol is a Clean Energy Specialist with the Dane County Office of Energy and Climate Change where she has spent the last four months researching and writing a white paper on green infrastructure and how investing in green infrastructure can help businesses mitigate the impacts of climate change while making their businesses healthier and more productive places to work. Prior to working at Dane County, Sophia worked at RENEW Wisconsin helping to make the MadiSUN solar group buy for homes program successful. Sophia has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from UW-Madison with double majors in International Studies and Environmental Studies.

Jeannette Lezaks is a Senior Researcher at Slipstream, where she develops and manages energy research projects. She applies technical research to examine how people use energy and to identify energy impacts and opportunities. She recently led an energy planning collaboration of seven communities in Dane County to identify near-term opportunities for energy and carbon savings. She also co-chairs the Sustainable Madison Committee where she works to advance sustainable practices at the local policy level.

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HotelRED is located on the corner of Regent and Monroe, across the street from Camp Randall Stadium. They are offering complementary valet parking for our guests. The hotel is half a block from the Regent & N Breese bus stop (stop ID: 0533, routes 06 and 07), and right on the Southwest Commuter Path. Plan your trip.

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