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Costello Commentary: Coming Together to Answer Climate Change

As seen in the Times-Argus: https://www.timesargus.com/articles/answering-the-climate-challenge/

This week saw yet another disturbing climate change report in the news—this one authored by U.S. Government officials—highlighting the grave danger humanity faces from climate change. To answer the challenge, we will need leadership, entrepreneurship and creativity. That creativity is all around us in Vermont.

Hawken to keynote national climate innovation summit

Montpelier, VT – Environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist and author Paul Hawken will be the keynote speaker at the Catalysts of the Climate Economy: National Innovation Summit, (cc:econ). The National Innovation Summit is a three-day event being held in Burlington, VT September 6-8. The Summit will bring together leaders from across the country who are working to build economic solutions to climate change.

Pownal's opportunity to lead

By Ted Brady, as seen in the Bennington Banner: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/pownals-opportunity-to-lead,514507

Rural economies across America are struggling to recover from the Great Recession, with economic progress stalling, populations declining, and families questioning whether their children have a future in their communities. I for one believe rural Vermont can serve as a model - where leaders, entrepreneurs, and families band together to define their communities.

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