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Municipal Voices From the Frontlines of Climate Resilience and Justice Series at Greentown Labs



November 5th and 6th

The first-ever Greentown Labs Climatetech Summit will feature two days of meeting startups, learning from industry experts, and forging the connections people need in order to take meaningful action on climate. This collaborative, virtual summit will bring together entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders, policymakers, startup support organizations, and other climate champions to chart a holistic approach to building a sustainable future for all.


Latest Article in the Series.....

Community Microgrids is the topic for the next in the series about innovative sustainable technologies, platforms and services for Municipalities at the Frontlines of Climate Change.  The grid is a core element to critical infrastructure in any climate action plan.  Community microgrids are quickly becoming a sensible path to mitigating GHG, safeguarding the grid, preparing for the worst - along with a host of other benefits.


Second Article in the Series

The Case for Grid-Independent Solar Lighting as Part of Community Resilience Measures

This is the first of several articles stemming from Municipals at the Frontlines of Climate Change article introducing specific "sustainable"  technologies, platforms and services that also provide resilience and anti-fragility against the unavoidable consequences of climate change. Grid independent and grid back up solar lighting of public spaces is the quintessential example of such a technology and has been commercially employed by municipalities and businesses for some time.  It should represent "low hanging fruit" to start meaningfully implementing climate action plans with equipment in the ground.


Recent Event

This Sept 30th event was a very engaging, informative discussion with sustainability officers and directors from Houston TX, Boulder CO, Somerville and Concord MA.  They are amazing folks in vitally important roles pursuing sea change objectives.  Click button below to watch recording and check out Beacon Climate related blog post.


Recent Event

This BU Institute for Sustainability webinar on climate justice is well worth the 90 minutes to watch. Aside from data, analysis and program descriptions from experts, it includes a critical perspective from a remarkable grass-roots activist who comes from and is living in a very vulnerable community.   Viewer gets a real taste of the challenges she faces on a daily basis juxtaposed over the findings of the professors and and program administrator.


Recent Event

Greentown Labs with support from Beacon Climate Innovations and JSG Communications kicked off a critical and timely new series: “Municipal Voices: On the Frontlines of Climate Resilience and Justice” with a Fireside Chat featuring Dr. S. Atyia Martin, CEM of All Aces, Inc.! It was a most thought-provoking and inspirational conversation. If you missed it, click on the link to listen to a recording.


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