On September 27, 2018 the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative sponsored "Net Zero Cape and Islands ~ A Roundtable". The event was designed to introduce and discuss a net zero goal for reducing fossil fuel consumption in the region. This day-long, invitation only event was held at the Cape Cod Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis. Lower Cape TV provided this coverage:
Cape and Islands Net Zero Roundtable was designed to introduce the "net zero" goal to clean energy advocates and their allies across the region. It was also to showcase a large number of clean energy success stories on the Cape and Islands and network organizations that might work together to strategize next steps toward achieving this goal. Keynotes speakers included Dr. Max Holmes of Woods Hole Research Center, Emily Norton, Director of Charles River Watershed Association and special guest speaker Bernd Garbers from the Samso Island Energy Institute in Denmark.
Project presentations included electric vehicles (autos, metro buses and school buses) and charging stations, solar canopies, an electric-peered floating classroom, battery storage projects, an annual youth climate summit, a faith communities climate action network, a four-town clean energy collective, green construction, a green marina, green energy aggregation and the municipal green communities process.
It was a day long event with 100 invited leaders. The afternoon was a time for sectors to lay out 3 to 5 goals to achieve over the next three years which will be shared in a report, due out in November. Follow the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative on facebook and on the 5Cs website for more information on the Roundtable and regional climate change mitigation efforts.
Partners in the event included: Association to Preserve Cape Cod, Center for Coastal Studies, the Woods Hole Research Center, the Sierra Club of Cape Cod
Special thank you to the sponsors who made it all possible: Cape Air, Cape Light Compact, Cape Cod 5 Cent Savings Bank, Vineyard Wind. THANK YOU!