Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:15pm
Want to move away from Big Energy to community clean power but don’t know where to start?
Join us September 10th at 11am Pacific for a webinar to learn from the challenges and successes of two community clean power visionaries: Lynn Benander of Co-op Power and Lyle Estill of Piedmont Biofuels.
What do you want to know about community clean power? Send us your questions in advance to help frame the discussion; there will also be time for Q&A during the webinar.
This month we are excited to use a new webinar platform to enhance your participatory experience. The downside is that we only have space for 100 participants, so be sure to register ASAP! For those who can't join us live, the webinar will also be recorded and housed on the resilience.org website.
Co-op Power is a 450-member owned renewable energy cooperative in New York and New England, with an emphasis on local and regional organizing to build a multi-class, multi-racial movement for a sustainable and just energy future. Piedmont Biofuels is a community scale biodiesel producer which collects fats, oils, and greases from its region, converts them into biodiesel fuel which it then provides to its 400 member cooperative. Piedmont is a certified B Corporation, is accredited by the National Biodiesel Board as a BQ9000 producer, and is certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials out of Switzerland.
About the speakers:
Lynn Benander is a community entrepreneur and President and CEO of Co-op Power. She has worked since 1996 with membership groups in New England and New York representing more than two million people to develop sustainable energy resources in the Northeast based on a community-ownership model. As Manager of Co-op Power, Lynn has supported the development of five solar installation businesses, a multi-family/commercial building energy services company, and the development of affordable, sustainable energy products and services for Co-op Power's members and supporters.
Watch our previous Community Resilience Chat with Rebuilding the Foodshed author Phillip Ackerman-Leist.