This free event is part of Fuel 2020 – vertuelab.org/fuel-2020 – the Pacific Northwest’s premier cleantech summit.
A few weeks ago, reader Annalise S. asked us: “Climate change is hitting BIPOC communities the hardest, so how can we make sure our climate solutions are keeping them front and center?”
Black Americans are more likely to breathe polluted air, more likely to live near a landfill, more likely to be displaced by rising oceans, and more likely to die from the combination of these things than other Americans.
So what can we do to make sure Black lives are front and center?
Join VertueLab, The Evergrey, and Bridgeliner as we host a virtual discussion – Climate Justice and Climate Solutions: Transforming Systems for an Equitable and Safe World.
Hosted by Grace Madigan, Interim Director, The Evergrey.
We’ll be joined by:
• Chante Harris, Vice President, Capalino+Company
• Ingrid Fish, Emerging Mobility Policy and Programs, City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
• Sara Chandler, Director of Innovation, Equity & Access, Elemental Excelerator
• Donnel Baird, Founder, BlocPower
Be a part of the solutions as we explore ways we can make small (& big) changes in our everyday lives to help slow the climate crisis.
Fuel 2020 brings together a future-focused community committed to fueling an equitable and sustainable future. This year our summit is going digital! With short events spread across two weeks you'll get a chance to plug-in and connect daily with a future-focused community of entrepreneurs, investors, philanthropists, and more. These sessions will range from fireside chats, hot-seats, workshops, panels, and networking circles all focused on Innovating Climate Solutions for An Equitable Recovery. Join us: vertuelab.org/fuel-2020