Saturday Speakers:
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(Click name to scroll to speaker): [David Zuckerman] [AJ Rossman] [Lawrence Mott] [Michael Dworkin] [John Warshow]
[David Dunn] [David Gibson] [Joshua Brown] [Li Ling Young and Paul Scheckel]
[Joseph Hartman and Marcia Jaquith] [ Sophie Wood and Kailie Larkin]

David Zuckerman
davidz@together.net


Vermont House of Representatives Chair, VT House Agriculture Committee

Quick Biography:

David Zuckerman is an organic vegetable farmer and a State Representative.  He was first elected in 1996 and has served on the House Natural Resources Committee (6 years) and the Agriculture Committee (4 yrs +).  He currently serves as the Chairman of the Agriculture Committee (since 2005).

Workshop Title:

Affecting change on a political level.

Description:

In this workshop we will discuss how to affect the policies that affect us and the environment. How is policy made, who has power and why, and how you can take that power back?


AJ Rossman
aj@drakersolar.com

Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Draker Solar Design, Burlington, VT

Quick Biography:

AJ is a data acquisition expert and practicing solar engineer at Draker SolarDesign. He has been involved with the renewable energy industry for nearly ten years now. Draker SolarDesign provides performance monitoring systems for PV, solar thermal, passive solar, wind and other green technologies. AJ’s hobbies include making sustainable technologies work in his house with his wife Kathy, two sons Seth and Micah and dog Drake.

Workshop Title:

Controlling CO2 Emissions Through Behavior and Technology.

Description:

This workshop will show examples of renewable energy technologies and what to expect from them now and in the future to control CO2 emissions. The workshop will also discuss personal choices for energy efficiency and why it makes so much sense.


Lawrence H. Mott
lmott@madriver.com

Entrepreneur, Board Memeber, Renewable Energy Vermont

Quick Biography:

Lawrence H. Mott has been in renewable energy for twenty one years: involved in engineering, project development, and policy. Projects have spanned from Alaska – Galapagos – Vermont. He has also been involved in start-up companies, and was the past Chair of Renewable Energy Vermont.

Workshop Title:

Wind Energy, Fastest Growing Supply Source, What About Vermont?

Description:

Wind energy is the fastest growing new energy supply worldwide, review and discuss the basic and complex issues of how it works, where it is going, and why it is and is not happening in certain regions.


Michael Dworkin
mdworkin@vermontlaw.edu

Professor of Law and Director of The Institute For Energy and Environment, Vermont Law School

Quick Biography:

Michael Dworkin has been an environmental litigator, a utility regulator, a small business innovator, and a professor. Currently leading the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School, he was Chairman of the Vermont Public Service Board from 1999-2005, Management Partner of a telecom engineering firm from ‘95 to ‘99, and previously spent almost five years as an appellate litigator for the US Environmental Protection Agency. He is a Directory of the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy and an ‘outside’ Director of the Electric Power Research Institute. His work has centered on the places where law, finance, and science all intertwine and affect each other - - especially on the interface of energy and the environment. His degrees are from Middlebury College and the Harvard Law School.

Workshop Title:

Energy, Environment, and The Law.

Description:

If you care about the environment, energy policy is the single most important factor affecting it; if you care about energy, environmental limits are the single most important constraint. If you care about both of them; come to this workshop for an overview of the key factors driving our current climate, security, reliability, and financial tensions, plus a serious conversation about how we can build our daily lives and long-term careers helping on these issues.


John Warshow
jwarshow@smdhydro.com


Developer of Renewable Energy Projects -- Member of VT Independent Power Producers Association

Quick Biography:

I have been a leading developer of hydropower in Vermont for nearly 30 years, with some recent experience in converting landfill gas to energy and wind power.

Workshop Title:

Hydro Power.

Description:

Hydro power in Vermont, Looking Back, Looking Forward.


David J. Dunn
DDunn@cvps.com


Program Manager, Central Vermont Public Service Corporation

Quick Biography:

David J. Dunn has a BS in Animal Science from Cornell University and has worked with Central Vermont Public Service since 1992. His first role at CV was to design and implement the Company's dairy farm energy efficiency program, which was used as the model for the current efficiency program delivered by Efficiency Vermont. David led the team that developed the CVPS CowPower™ tariff and the CVPS Renewable Development Fund focused on developing new renewable energy projects on farms in Vermont.

Workshop Title:

CVPS Cow Power: Choosing to make a difference.

Description:

An overview of the CVPS Cow Power program, with an explanation of the impact of these farm projects on the local and global environment.


David Gibson
david.gibson@globalchallengeaward.org


Executive Director, The Global Challenge, Stowe, VT

Quick Biography:

Dr. David Gibson is Executive Director of The Global Challenge (www.globalchallengeawards.org), a team and project-based learning and scholarship program for high school students that engages students in studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics in order to solve global problems.

Workshop Title:

Saving the Earth on Your Way to College.

Description:

Learn how to form a global team, invent a solution to global warming and earn a college scholarship as part of The Global Challenge – an online activity sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the University of Vermont..


Joshua Brown
Joshua.E.Brown@uvm.edu


Senior Communications Officer for Science and Environment, University of Vermont

Quick Biography:

Joshua Brown is a science and environment writer for the University of Vermont. He was an editor for Wild Earth journal and his work has appeared in the Boston Globe, Conservation in Practice, Burlington Free Press, Middlebury Magazine and Vermont Quarterly.

Workshop Title:

The Climate Change Writer: What do you know? How do you tell others?

Description:

After a quick warm-up quiz testing your knowledge of the science of climate change and how specific actions will impact greenhouse gas emissions, you'll learn how to communicate your ideas by writing a short article or letter for your home-town newspaper.


Li Ling Young and Paul Scheckel
lyoung@veic.org
pscheckel@veic.org

Project Manager (Li Ling) and Senior Energy Analyst (Paul), VT Energy Investment Corporation

Quick Biography:

Li Ling Young explores attics and crawlspaces to discover how and why buildings fail to provide comfort. Through Efficiency Vermont, Li Ling works with builders and homeowners to help them understand which construction decisions have an impact on energy use and a healthy indoor environment.

Paul Scheckel is the author of The Home Energy Diet and has fifteen years experience as an energy efficiency specialist. He has visited thousands of homes educating people about energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and renewable energy options. With a passion for efficiency and renewable energy, he practices extreme efficiency in his solar-powered home while enjoying all the conveniences of a modern lifestyle.

Workshop Title:

Energy Insights!

Description:

See and feel how energy is made and where it is wasted. Learn about the world's easiest, cheapest way to reduce carbon emissions: efficiency! We will use an infrared camera, blower door, and bicycle generator.


Joseph Hartman and Marcia Jaquith
joseph@clearvisioninst.org


Executive Director, Clear Vision Institute

Quick Biography:

K. Joseph Hartman, founder and Executive Director of the non-profit ClearVision Institute, is working to launch a major U.S. media initiative to address global warming. He is pioneering the use of a strategy in Hollywood for using TV dramas and other media for positive social change known as entertainment-education (EE). Joseph worked on Touched by an Angel and Promised Land, helped establish EE programs at UCLA and USC and is a 1982 graduate of Goddard College.

Marcia is the Program Coordinator for ClearVision. She has over 20 years of experience in education as an environmental educator, public school teacher and private school administrator.  She worked with the Vermont Mathematics Initiative, mentoring teachers statewide. Marcia has a BA in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic and an MA in Teaching from Vermont College.

Workshop Title:

Using Entertainment Media to Communicate About Climate Change

Description:

Al Gore is training 1000 people to give his slide show presentation featured in “An Inconvenient Truth.” Joseph just returned from this training and will use Mr. Gore's amazing visuals to tell the story of climate change and explore how entertainment can be a crucial influence in solving this problem.


Sophie Wood and Kailie Larkin
srw02@hampshire.edu klarkin@wesleyan.edu


"Professionals"

Quick Biography:

Sophie Wood was born and raised in Thetford Vermont. She just graduated from Hampshire College with a degree in Theatre for Social change, by zanily studying performing arts and agriculture at the same time. She is currently entertaining herself by making puppets, being a pop star, writing, dancing, and co-directing for her theatre company, The Royal Frog Ballet.

Kailie Larkin is a full time student at Wesleyan

Workshop Title:

Puppet Saves World

Description:

Come make a giant group puppet, using paper mache and collage, then learn the basics of puppet movement. Using puppetry, movement, the sillies and the willies, and extreme rapid brainstorming sessions we will explore our bodies connection with the earth. How do we move on this planet? How do we eat? How do the temperatures affect our bodies, our moods, our skin, our posture? How will we do it all??


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