This article originally appeared Jan. 10 in the Bennington Banner.
MONTPELIER — The Vermont Council on Rural Development has launched a new leadership program for Vermonters working to create climate solutions at the local level. The Climate Catalysts program will bring together 10 local leaders from all walks of life and all corners of Vermont to build peer connections, strengthen leadership skills, and receive support in developing a local project or initiative.
“This new program is a manifestation of VCRD’s core belief in the power of Vermont towns to build a prosperous future while leading in developing local climate solutions,” VCRD Executive Director Paul Costello said in a media release. “Through this program we will Invest in and support local leaders who are thinking creatively about the climate challenge and deeply committed to developing solutions.”
The program will run from February through December and at the core will be four evening sessions to convene, enjoy a meal, work together, and connect with other leaders and programmatic partners. Between sessions there will be one-on-one consultations (with VCRD staff and with cohort partners) and full group zoom meetings.
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