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THRIVE: Sustainable Economy Summit
April 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Join your friends and colleagues for a Sustainable Economy Summit.
Friday, April 21, 2017
9am-4:30pm (Doors open 8:30am)
Rustic Lodge, 2199 Oakland Ave, Indiana PA, 15701
Cost: $10 (includes lunch). No charge for students
Sponsored by League of Women Voters of PA in collaboration with League of Women Voters of Indiana County, Center for Community Growth, Evergreen Conservancy, IUP Sustainability Studies Program, Indiana County Office of Planning & Development
Clean vehicles, grid development, energy efficiency and battery storage are among the fastest growing industries in the country. And in Pennsylvania, renewable energy jobs are growing faster than jobs in fossil fuel. The numbers are even better if you include sustainable agriculture and other clean economy sectors . . .
Given these exciting developments, you may be asking yourself . . .
What can we do to attract economic development to our rural counties and towns?
Can we guarantee good jobs and healthy communities in the new sustainable economy?
How can we use existing assets to ensure that our communities can once again thrive?
To help answer these questions, you are invited to the THRIVE: Sustainable Economy Summit. At the Summit, you will learn from local and national experts about
- various types of renewable energy and related infrastructure, including regional initiatives by clean energy companies.
- the economic potential of sustainable agriculture, eco-tourism, and energy efficiency.
- the emerging field of green chemistry with its potential to transform manufacturing.
Capacity-building sessions will provide tools to measure the economic benefits of sustainable development, and strategies for marketing those benefits to attract funding and new businesses to your community.
The THRIVE Summit is specifically designed for municipal officials and staff of local and county governments in rural Southwestern PA, as well as community members and students who want to become involved by serving on community boards and task forces. Your help is needed.
Let’s join together to build thriving communities in the new, sustainable economy!