Regional Energy Network Meeting Thursday 2/26

Central Vermont Regional Energy Network Meeting
Thursday, February 26, 2009,
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Memorial Room, City Hall, Montpelier, VT

Hosted by the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network and Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission

Purpose: This regional energy network meeting is the 3rd in a series designed to provide an opportunity for representatives from local town energy committees, town energy coordinators, and other interested individuals to discuss local and regional efforts to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy. This meeting will focus on what communities can do to promote alternative and public transportation featuring speakers from VTrans, 10% Challenge, and the Green Mountain Transit Agency. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Agenda: Promoting Alternative and Public Transportation in Your Community

  • 6:30 Gather, eat, and socialize
  • 6:45 Updates
  • 7:00 Local Energy Committee Roundtable
    Brief updates from town energy committees and discussion of latest projects and challenges faced
  • 7:30 Presentations:
  • “Go Vermont” – Nancy Rice, VTrans
    Overview of Go Vermont program: carpool software, vanpool program, website and outreach/education
    Discussion: How can “Go Vermont” help you promote alternatives and public transit in your community?
  • “Way-to-Go” — Debra Sachs, 10% Challenge
    Overview of Way to Go: how it works, how to participate
    Discussion: How can communities work together to build a regional approach to “Way-to-Go” this coming Spring?
  • Public Transit — Tawnya Kristen, Green Mountain Transit Agency
    Overview of services provided
    Discussion: What is the process for increasing public transit routes and how can communities/public get involved in that process?
  • Bicycles and Pedestrian — Jon Kaplan, VTrans
    Overview of 2008 VTrans Pedestrian/Bicycling Policy Plan
    What options are available to promote bicycling and pedestrian pathways and usage at the local level?
  • 8:45 Wrap-Up
    Economic stimulus package and municipal efficiency improvements
    Explore possible topics for future meetings; set date for next meeting
    Review any action items
  • 9:00 Adjourn

    For questions or to RSVP please contact Clare at or 229.0389