350VT Annual Convergence!

Every November, the 350VT community comes together from across the state to celebrate achievements, learn from each other, and build the climate justice movement together. Here are the details for this year:

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsors!

 

  • When? Sunday November 11th from 11am – 7pm
  • Where? Burlington, VT
  • Who? You! and 350VT volunteers, leaders, board, and staff
  • What? Read on…

 

Register here!

 

Here are some of the content highlights for this year’s convergence:

  • Keynote Speaker – Thomas Lopez Jr., one of the youth leaders from Standing Rock, now a key member of the International Indigenous Youth Council.
  • A Solutions Fair! Our partners in creating a sustainable and localized future will be on-hand to display and discuss their innovations – from green investing to handmade wares, from policy plans to healing modalities.
  • Reportback and Reportforward: Our Annual Convergence will be a chance for us take stock, build on our experiences this year, and strategize together for 2019 and beyond.
  • Appreciations and gratitudes: We’ve had a big year that deserves big recognition! We’ve passed 35 climate solution resolutions, crafted an ambitious 3-year plan, launched a new Mother Up! group in Middlebury, and organized actions, events, and trainings across the state. The work is hard, the stakes are high, and we need each other’s support to keep it up!
  • Featured workshop: “How are Racial Justice and Climate Justice Connected?” running from 11am to 3pm. If you can’t attend this one, it will be coming to a town near you in 2018 or 2019!

Why this workshop, this year? We know that understanding the roots of the climate crisis is deeply intertwined with understanding histories of colonialism, extractive capitalism, patriarchy, and white supremacy. When we ask ourselves, ‘Who has caused the most damage?’, or ‘Who will experience the most harm?’, our answers to these questions underlie our commitment to centering black, brown, poor, indigenous, and other voices that have been historically excluded by design. A transformation to climate justice and collective liberation will only be possible if every one of us is committed to deepening our understanding and increasing our actions to dismantle racism, colonialism, sexism, and all the other “isms” that plague all of us!

If you have questions related to the convergence email zac@350vt.org, and if you’re interested in volunteering at the Convergence, please contact lily@350vt.org.

We are grateful for the support of our presenting sponsors GreenVest, Jade Mountain WellnessEnergy Independent Vermont, Everyone’s Books, Green Energy Times, and Front Porch Forum.

A big thank you also to our Community Sponsors: Vermont Community Loan Fund, Green Mountain Druid School, Old Spokes Home, Eco-Equipment Supply, Otter Creek Brewing Company, Chelsea Green Publishing, Burlington Permaculture, Moulton Law Group, Solidarity of Unbridled Labour, Dancing Bee Honey, and CarShare VT.

Photo Credit: David Shaw