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Net Zero 2020 Conference

On Friday, October 23, 2020, the Cape Cod Climate Change Collaborative hosted its third annual and first virtual Net Zero conference. Its goal was to engage, educate, inspire, and mobilize businesses, nonprofits, institutions and citizens to kick-start a robust, just, and equitable economic recovery while moving the region toward a carbon-free future.

With speakers from around the region, state and country presenting a rich agenda, Net Zero 2020 showcased economic programs, clean energy impacts, jobs, training, and entrepreneurial opportunities for growth and activism. The conference was offered at no cost to participants thanks to the generosity of event sponsors and patrons.

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Agenda Overview

Jumpstarting a Clean, Green and Inclusive Economy for Cape Cod & The Islands

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Mindy Lubber, CEO and president of the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres, Inc., commands the global stage to mobilize the most influential investors and companies worldwide around our biggest sustainability challenge: climate change. A renowned thought leader, Lubber’s words inspire institutional investors, corporate boards, executives, and other capital market leaders to factor environmental, social and governance issues into decision-making and on the biggest sustainability challenges of our time.

Track A – Jobs, Public Policy & Economic Recovery

Public and private sector leaders in energy, environment, transportation, housing, construction, technology, and agri-/aquaculture discuss the policies, programs, and practices that are growing jobs and the economy while moving the region to net zero

Track B – Green Toolkits for Business Success

Business and non-profit leaders have enhanced their bottom line by embracing green technologies and practices. Learn about actionable steps, hands-on tools, financial incentives, and more. CEU credits available for builders.

Track C – Climate Activism & Social Responsibility

Thought, faith, environmental and activist leaders offer perspectives on climate change—from the global to the local—and the urgency for climate activism and economic recovery that results in a clean, equitable, just, and sustainable future for all.

Conference Conclusion

Dr. Heather Goldstone, Chief Communications Officer for the Woodwell Climate Research Center, will close out the day and talk about paths forward to net zero.

Sponsors

Community sponsorship is the primary source of funding for this event and vital to its success. It has enabled event organizers to offer the conference at no cost to participants, thus expanding networking opportunities for all!

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CapeAir logo
Cape Cod 5 logo
Cape Light Compact logo
Vineyard Wind logo

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Silver

Center for Coastal Studies Provincetown

Bronze

Cape Built logo
Habitat for Humanity Restore logo

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In-Kind Sponsor

Cape and Plymouth Business logo

Patrons

Barry Margolin

Catherine Lanteri

Dorothy Savarese

Irene Paine

Jeanne Hitchman

Jim Wolf

Kristin Andres

Mon Cochran

Maggie Downey

Sarah Ackerman

Sarah Griscom

Partners

Alliance for Business Leadership

American Farmland Trust

Association to Preserve Cape Cod

Barnstable Clean Water Coalition

Blue Institute

Brewster Ponds Coalition

Cape Cod Blue Economy Foundation, Inc.

Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce

Cape Cod Climate Action Network

Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’ Alliance

Cape Cod Healthcare

Cape & Islands Self-Reliance Corporation

Cape Cod National Seashore

Cape Cod Technology Council, Inc.

Cape Cod Young Professionals, Inc.

CARE for the Cape & Islands

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This conference is offered at no cost to participants thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and patrons.

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