The Co-Benefits of Clean Energy in Virginia
April 7, 2021 | 3:30 – 5:00pm
Join us on April 7th and be part of the Solve Climate by 2030 global dialogues. Universities in all 50 states and in 50 different countries are hosting conversations with climate solutions experts to discuss ambitious, yet feasible, actions that are happening in their states or countries that will help get the world on track to reduce carbon emissions by 2030 and prevent severe destabilization of the global climate.
George Mason University’s Institute for a Sustainable Earth and the University of Virginia’s Environmental Resilience Institute are hosting the following panel of dynamic speakers to discuss the clean energy transition already underway in Virginia. Come learn about the co-benefits of clean energy in Virginia as these panelists explore some of the challenges, solutions, and benefits that this transition brings across a spectrum of Virginia interests.
Fatima Ahmad, Senior Counsel. U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis.
Carrie Hearne, Associate Director, Energy Equity Program, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy.
David Murray, Executive Director, Chesapeake Solar and Storage Association.
Jerome A. Paulson, MD, FAAP, Advisor, Medical Society Consortium on Climate & Health and Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and of Environmental & Occupational Health, George Washington University.
Moderator: Jay Shimshack, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia.
Make Climate a Class
Pledge here to Make Climate a Class! We encourage ALL climate-concerned professors and teachers in Virginia to participate in Solve Climate by 2030’s #MakeClimateaClass campaign by assigning this webinar to their students and then designating an hour to discuss the relationship between climate change, climate solutions, and the subject matter of their course. All webinars will be recorded and made available for later viewing. And Solve Climate by 2030 has provided teaching guides and other resources for use across a variety of subjects – not just environmental science and policy.
- Clean Energy Virginia Five-Part Webinar Series
- Virginia League of Conservation Voters panel discussion on “Environmental & Racial Justice, Here and Now in the Era of Covid-19, Where Do We Go From Here”
- Virginia Clean Economy Act
- Green New Deal Act
- Clean Energy and Community Flood Preparedness Act
- Solar Freedom
- Update to Commonwealth Energy Policy
Climate Action Initiatives (External)
- Fairfax County Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan (CECAP)
- Sunrise Movement
- Zero Hour
- WECAN Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network
- Citizens’ Climate Lobby Fairfax County Chapter
- Chesapeake Climate Action Network
- Food and Water Watch
- National Climate Adaptation Science Center
- Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program
- Bullitt Environmental Fellowship
- EDF Climate Corps Fellows
Student Organizations at Mason:
- Mason Environmental Justice Alliance (MEJA)
- Mason’s Chapter of the NAACP
- GMU Organic Gardening Association (GOGA)
- Green Patriots at Mason
- The Food Recovery Network at GMU
- Model United Nations (GMUN)
- George Mason University Chapter of the United Nations Association
- Engineers for International Development
- STEAM Undergraduates for Renewable Energy