The Aspen Institute will host their next Rural Opportunity and Development Session entitled, Pathfinders: Climate-Smart Solutions from Rural America and Native Nations on July 16, 2021 from 1:30 -3:15 PM ET.
The impacts of climate change are worsening the already disproportionate burdens placed on rural people and Native Nations. In the face of these simultaneous global and hyper-local challenges, rural America and Native nations are essential partners in developing climate-smart solutions – and a source for innovative environmental justice initiatives that provide inspiration and useful ideas for the entire country.
This Session’s Stories & Participants:
Chitra Kumar, Acting Associate Director for Environmental Justice at US EPA (Moderator)
Ajulo Othow, Founder and CEO of EnerWealth Solutions
Curtis Wynn, CEO of Roanoke Electric Cooperative
Shirell Parfait-Dardar, Traditional Tribal Chief of the Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw
Kristina Peterson, Co-Founder of the Lowlander Center
Jeremy Richardson, Senior Energy Analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists