Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative’s signature event, “Net Zero 2021″ is set for Friday, Oct. 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
This year’s fourth annual and second virtual conference, “Powering Change at the Grassroots Level: Our Roadmap to a Clean Energy Future,” focuses on Massachusetts’ groundbreaking new state climate law, “An Act Creating a Next Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy.” The new law represents the most significant update to climate policy in the Commonwealth since the landmark Global Warming Solutions Act of 2008.
NZ‐21 is organized around the new state climate law’s four pillars: End Use Energy, Energy Efficiency & Flexibility, Decarbonizing Energy Supply and Carbon Sequestration. The conference will focus on federal, state, regional and local leaders, businesses, policy makers, scientists, clean energy providers and advocates to discuss exciting new federal, state and regional legislation and initiatives, and offer a roadmap for communities, organizations and individuals to undertake actions to advance the journey to net zero for the Cape & Islands region and beyond.
The website details the agenda and activities of the day, which will include live and pre-recorded sessions, social networking opportunities, breakout Q&A sessions and virtual trade show opportunities.
The event is free to participants, thanks to the generosity of sponsors.
“We are at a critical intersection in our history where the increasing urgency of the climate crisis has converged with the emergence of exciting new energy policies and programs,” said Fran Schofield, a founding member of the Collaborative’s board of directors and event co-chair. “This conference is for citizens, municipal leaders, planners, clean energy advocates, youth and faith community activists and virtually anyone wishing to better understand the issues and how to take action.”
Major sponsors include Presenting Sponsor Cape Light Compact, Diamond Sponsor Cape Cod 5, and Platinum Sponsors Cape Air, Solect Energy and Vineyard Wind. Other underwriters include leading education, transportation, health care and built environment organizations.
The Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative is a consortium of environmental, energy, government, business, education, faith community, and activist organizations whose mission is to help the Cape & Islands reach carbon neutrality or “net zero” by enhancing communication, collaboration, and action among entities committed to mitigating the climate crisis.
To learn more about the organization, visit www.capecodclimate.org.