Vermont Interfaith Power & Light

A faith-based response to global warming

Fall Conference 2017
Oct 21 2017 10:00 am
Oct 21 2017 4:00 pm
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Keynote Speaker: Deb Markowitz

Former Secretary of

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources


Workshop topics:

  • Building resilient communities
  • Climate legislation advocacy
  • Climate science update
  • Help with building energy efficiency
  • Effective community organizing
  • Watershed stewardship

Also: roundtable on divestment; delicious catered lunch;

sponsors' exhibits; book table; music and spiritual sharing.

First Congregational Church,

 3624 Main Street, Manchester, VT

Download the flyer below for more information.


Register Online Here or download a registration form from the attachments listed at the bottom of this page

Our Keynote speaker, Deb Markowitz is a Visiting Professor of Environmental Policy and Leadership at the University of Vermont’s (UVM) Rubenstein  School of Environment and Natural Resources. Deb joined  UVM following a long career in public service.  She was elected  Vermont’s Secretary of State six times, serving from 1999- 2011. In 2011 Deb was appointed Secretary of the Vermont  Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), where she served until 2017.

As ANR Secretary, Deb shaped Vermont’s environmental agenda, focusing on climate change, forest, health, and integrity, and cleaning up Lake Champlain. She speaks nationally and internationally on state leadership in the fight against climate change. She served on the board of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and represented Vermont on the White House Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, and at the United Nation’s Summits on Climate Change in Paris and Marrakech. Deb currently serves on the boards of advisors for the Georgetown Climate Center, Antioch’s Center for Climate Preparedness and Community Resilience, and UVM’s Rubenstein School. She founded Vermont Parks Forever, the foundation for Vermont’s state parks and the Women’s Leadership Initiative.

Deb is a graduate of the University of Vermont (B.A.,1983), and the Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. magna cum laude, 1987). She has been recognized for her leadership by being awarded an Aspen Institute Rodel Fellowship, and the Kennedy School of Governments’ Cahn Fellowship for Public Leadership.


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