The Vermont Climate Economy Summit IDEAS TO ACTION, held February 22, 2016, at the Vermont Technical College in Randolph, brought together over 400 participants – innovative business, non‐profit, and community leaders, elected officials, public policy advocates, students, and residents – to help define and advance strategies that reduce carbon emissions while stimulating economic development opportunities. The Summit focus was on how the emerging opportunities will allow us to build a national reputation, create jobs, and attract young people to our rural communities.

Participants reviewed Progress for Vermont – the Vermont Climate Change Economy Council (VCCEC) Action Plan – and considered strategies for implementation and the partnerships that will be needed to move them forward. The Summit also served as a founding point for the Vermont Climate Economy Partnership uniting partners and friends working to advance Vermont’s Climate Economy.

Snapshots of VCRD’s 2016 Climate Economy Summit: