Co-Op Power Climate Justice Summit

Saturday, October 3, 2020 (All day) to Sunday, October 4, 2020 (All day)

Be part of the solution. Share strategies for the transformation. Take part in inspiring plenary sessions with our brilliant keynote speakers, Dr. Denise Fairchild & Dr. Sandra Steingraber.

Co-Sponsored by Boston Metro East Community Energy Co-op, Hampden Community Energy Co-op, NYC Community Energy Co-op, Franklin Community Energy Co-op, Hampshire Community Energy Co-op, and the Peoples Solar Energy Fund.

Megawatt Sponsors: River Valley Co-op

Kilowatt Sponsors: Helene Filion Onserud, Homestead Inc., Nat and Joye Palmer Fortune, SK

Watt Sponsors: Climate Action Now Western Mass, Codman Square Neighborhood Council, Rev. Fred Small, Cooperative Energy Futures

Spend the weekend taking in the good news about the substantive progress toward racial justice, climate justice, and sweeping social change. Join this multi-class, multi-race, intergenerational, inclusive gender, Northeast regional cooperative moving the clock ahead.

Extended plenary sessions with inspiring speakers, lots of interaction and time for real integration of new learning. Dozens of participatory workshops on critically important themes. Opportunities for network building and mutual aid.

The event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 3rd from 10:30am - 5pm & Sunday, Oct. 4th from 10am - 5pm. It will be held virtually, over Zoom.

With keynote speakers:

  • Denise Fairchild, Emerald Cities

  • Sandra Steingraber, biologist, author, anti-fracking activist

Some of the other incredible presenters include:

  • Shalanda Baker, Institute for Energy Justice

  • Gopal Dayaneni, Climate Justice Alliance

  • Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute

  • Bill Baue, systems change catalyst with r3.0

  • Dwayne Breger, director of UMass Clean Energy Extension

  • Timothy DenHerder Thomas, Cooperative Energy Futures

  • Sherri Mitchell, Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset, Indigenous rights activist and spiritual teacher

  • Jaqui Patterson, NAACP, Senior Director, Environmental and Climate Justice

  • Michael Shuman, economist & author of Put Your Money Where Your Life Is

  • Dirk Vansintjan, president of, a federation of energy co-ops in Europe