October 13, 2016
Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos and state Sen. David Zuckerman (P/D-Chittenden) will be among the speakers Oct. 19 at Johnson State College’s annual Campus Sustainability Day Forum.
The event, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., will be in room 207 of Bentley Hall and is free and open to the public.
The forum will focus on environmental sustainability and the financial sustainability of Vermont State Colleges (VSC).
The day’s talks and topics will include:
10-11:15 a.m. — James Condos, a Democrat running for reelection as secretary of state, will discuss voter registration. - Jason Maulucci, University of Vermont student body president involved with Vermont Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott’s gubernatorial campaign; he will discuss Scott’s initiatives for the environment and for VSC sustainability and student support.
1-2:15 p.m. — Vermont Electric Cooperative CEO Christine Hallquist will talk about the co-op’s sustainability initiatives.
- Deputy Commissioner of Dept. of Public Service who will discuss state’s goal toward renewable energy.
- A representative from the Institute for Sustainable Communities will discuss ISC’s work.
- Tom Stearns, the President of High Mowing Seeds in Wolcott, will talk about his work.
2:30-3:45 p.m. — David Zuckerman, a farmer and Democratic lieutenant governor candidate, will talk about his initiatives for the environment and for VSC sustainability and student support.
Time to be determined — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders staffer Haley Pero will discuss Sanders’ perspectives on environmental and VSC sustainability.
Time to be determined — Vermont Progressive Party field organizer Dustin Tanner will talk about the importance of voting and the party’s perspectives on environmental and VSC sustainability.
All sessions will include a question-and-answer segment.
The forum is organized by the JSC Student Government Association, the student environmental club Green Solutions and others on campus.