“Vermont Climate Action Plan: What it Means for the MRV”
The Vermont Climate Action Plan aims to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, help protect Vermont communities and landscapes from the greatest risks of climate change, and create new clean energy industry and jobs. But what does that mean for the Mad River Valley? Join Jane Lazorchak, Director of the Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act, and Marian Wolz, Global Warming Solutions Act Coordinator, for a presentation and discussion about the future of climate change planning and policy in Vermont and our local watershed.
Tickets are free and include American Flatbread and veggie appetizers and there will be an open cash bar. Your donations help cover the cost of food and venue services. Every $15 you donate can cover the cost of a single person. Please consider a donation to cover the cost of your own attendance and a neighbor or two. You can help make these important conversations accessible to everyone!
Jane Lazorchak got her start with The Nature Conservancy here in Vermont working in stewardship and conservation planning. After earning a Master of Science from the Ecological Planning Program at UVM, Jane began her career in public service with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. Jane served in various roles throughout 15 years with the Department, most recently as the Public Land Section Chief, where she worked with landowners, colleagues at the Agency, and partner organizations to conserve more than 10,000 acres of land. In her current role as the Director of the Global Warming Solutions Act within the Agency of Natural Resources, Jane worked closely with the Vermont Climate Council to stand up Vermont’s Initial Climate Action Plan in December of 2021. The plan speaks to how the state will cut our emissions while investing in our rural communities to adapt to climate change, build resilience, and enhance the carbon sequestration of our working and natural lands.
Marian Wolz is the Global Warming Solutions Act Coordinator with the Agency of Natural Resources. In this role, she worked closely to support the Vermont Climate Council in drafting Vermont’s Initial Climate Action Plan, and currently works across the Council’s five subcommittees to implement climate adaptation and resilience actions. Prior to joining ANR, Marian worked for 4 years with Vermont Emergency Management as a Planner focused on state level response to and recovery from major disasters. Most recently, she worked on the State’s COVID Response Team, establishing systems for the delivery of food, vaccines, and testing sites across the state. Marian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public and Urban Affairs from Virginia Tech and moved to Vermont to work with the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission on regional initiatives for transportation and housing affordability, renewable energy planning, and green infrastructure.