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Climate Action Plan Public Event at Emerald Lake State Park

From hotter days to more frequent and intense storms, Vermont’s climate patterns are clearly shifting and impacting our state. This fall, state officials, local leaders and members of the Vermont Climate Council invite the public to attend one of several events to learn about the development of the state’s Climate Action Plan and help prioritize approaches.

“Join us at an upcoming meeting to discuss how climate change is affecting you and your community and offer feedback on proposed strategies for the Climate Action Plan,” said Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore. “Your perspective matters. The Climate Action Plan will serve as the State’s roadmap for lessening the impacts of climate change, and the ideas and feedback you share with us will inform the Action Plan.”

In 2020, the Vermont Legislature passed the Global Warming Solutions Act. The Act requires Vermonters to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and helps communities prepare to face more extreme weather caused by climate change. The Act also directed the Vermont Climate Council to develop a Climate Action Plan to guide this work. The Action Plan aims to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next several decades, prepare and protect Vermont communities and landscapes from the greatest risks of climate change and create new jobs to enable this transformation. The initial plan will be adopted on December 1, 2021.

While climate change affects everyone, some people face greater risks due to where they live, their race, ethnicity, income, disability, health, age and/or occupation. Advancing solutions that address the needs of Vermonters facing the greatest risk is a key aspect of the plan.

There are multiple opportunities to join an upcoming event, either online or in person. All events are free and open to everyone interested in attending. Food will be provided at each in-person events. Please note that in-person events are being held in outdoor pavilions or shelters and will observe COVID-19 safety protocols; all attendees are asked to wear masks. 
 

  • Wednesday, September 22, 5:00-7:00pm: Emerald Lake State Park Pavilion | 65 Emerald Lake Ln, East Dorset, VT

For more information about the Climate Action Plan, please visit https://climatechange.vermont.gov/. Event details can be found at https://climatechange.vermont.gov/getinvolved.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Climate Action Plan Public Event at Elmore State Park

From hotter days to more frequent and intense storms, Vermont’s climate patterns are clearly shifting and impacting our state. This fall, state officials, local leaders and members of the Vermont Climate Council invite the public to attend one of several events to learn about the development of the state’s Climate Action Plan and help prioritize approaches.

“Join us at an upcoming meeting to discuss how climate change is affecting you and your community and offer feedback on proposed strategies for the Climate Action Plan,” said Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore. “Your perspective matters. The Climate Action Plan will serve as the State’s roadmap for lessening the impacts of climate change, and the ideas and feedback you share with us will inform the Action Plan.”

In 2020, the Vermont Legislature passed the Global Warming Solutions Act. The Act requires Vermonters to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and helps communities prepare to face more extreme weather caused by climate change. The Act also directed the Vermont Climate Council to develop a Climate Action Plan to guide this work. The Action Plan aims to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next several decades, prepare and protect Vermont communities and landscapes from the greatest risks of climate change and create new jobs to enable this transformation. The initial plan will be adopted on December 1, 2021.

While climate change affects everyone, some people face greater risks due to where they live, their race, ethnicity, income, disability, health, age and/or occupation. Advancing solutions that address the needs of Vermonters facing the greatest risk is a key aspect of the plan.

There are multiple opportunities to join an upcoming event, either online or in person. All events are free and open to everyone interested in attending. Food will be provided at each in-person events. Please note that in-person events are being held in outdoor pavilions or shelters and will observe COVID-19 safety protocols; all attendees are asked to wear masks. 
 

  • Tuesday, September 21, 5:00-7:00pm: Elmore State Park Pavilion | 856 VT-12, Elmore, VT

For more information about the Climate Action Plan, please visit https://climatechange.vermont.gov/. Event details can be found at https://climatechange.vermont.gov/getinvolved.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

The Buttons in the Bay at Button Bay State Park

Find out how Button Bay got its name with an interactive presentation on geology and local folklore. Limited seating is available; feel free to bring a camp chair. Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Weather permitting. All events meet at the activity area, directly behind the basketball hoop near the picnic shelter.

Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 4:30pm

Fire Building at Button Bay State Park

Get some tips and tricks for a roaring campfire. Limited seating is available; feel free to bring a camp chair. Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Weather permitting. Meet at the activity area, directly behind the basketball hoop near the picnic shelter.

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 11:00am

Who's Here? at Button Bay State Park

Learn about the owls of Button Bay with an interactive presentation. Limited seating is available; feel free to bring a camp chair. Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Weather permitting. All events meet at the activity area, directly behind the basketball hoop near the picnic shelter.

Friday, September 10, 2021 - 4:30pm

Night Lights at Button Bay State Park

Explore the stars, your own night vision, and science that lights up the night! This program will take place in the dark; bring a flashlight for the walk back to your campsite.

Weather permitting. Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet on the basketball court near the picnic shelter. Seating is not provided; feel free to bring a blanket or chair.

Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 8:45pm

Who's Here? at Button Bay State Park

Learn about the owls of Button Bay with an interactive presentation. Limited seating is available; feel free to bring a camp chair. Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Weather permitting. All events meet at the activity area, directly behind the basketball hoop near the picnic shelter.

Sunday, September 12, 2021 - 2:00pm

Lake Monster Legends at Button Bay State Park

Learn the story of our local lake monster, plus how to conduct your own Champ investigation. Limited seating is available; feel free to bring a camp chair. Children 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Weather permitting. All events meet at the activity area, directly behind the basketball hoop near the picnic shelter.

Sunday, September 12, 2021 - 11:00am

Nature Activities Tent at Bomoseen State Park

Stop by the day-use area at your leisure to learn a little bit about pollinators and local birds!  Go on a nature scavenger hunt and win a prize, color a nature art sheet, or borrow supplies to explore on your own!

Sunday, September 5, 2021 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Family Yoga at Bomoseen State Park

Come relax and start your day off smooth with some nature-themed yoga.  We’ll be using our bodies to interpret some of Vermont’s native animals!  Please meet at the day-use area & bring a towel to use as a yoga mat. 

Sunday, September 5, 2021 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm

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