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“Women in Conservation” to Feature GMP’s Mary Powell, Prof. Elizabeth Wilson

GMP President and CEO Mary Powell and Dartmouth College Professor Elizabeth Wilson will headline the latest “Women in Conservation” program. Register here: www.thesca.org/wic

Thursday, March 15, 2018
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Silsby 028
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Green Mountain Power President and CEO Mary Powell and Dartmouth College Professor Elizabeth Wilson will headline the latest “Women in Conservation” program.  The event is sponsored by the Sierra Club Upper Valley Group, the Student Conservation Association (SCA), and the Montshire Museum of Science. 

The “Women in Conservation” series spotlights women from throughout the region who demonstrate extraordinary environmental stewardship, innovation, and leadership. The programs offer an opportunity to hear these leaders’ stories and join in the conversation.

Ms. Powell is nationally recognized as an energy visionary, positioning Green Mountain Power (GMP) as a leading energy transformation company since being named chief executive ten years ago. She has implemented a strategic and comprehensive restructuring of the Vermont company and achieved a widespread cultural transformation and service quality improvement. Under Ms. Powell’s leadership, GMP became the first utility in the world to become a B Corp, displaying a commitment to use energy as a force for good. GMP was named one of the top 10 energy companies in the world by Fast Company magazine in 2017.

Dr. Wilson is a professor in Dartmouth’s Environmental Studies Department and the inaugural director of the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society. She studies how energy systems are changing in the face of new technologies and new societal pressures, with an emphasis on how institutions support and thwart energy system transitions and on the interplays between technology innovation, policy creation, and institutional decision making. Her recent books include Energy Law and Policy and Smart Grid (R)evolution: Electric Power Struggles.

“Energy is essential to our way of life. Where we get it and how we use it are some of the most important issues facing our region and our planet,” said Judith Colla, chair of the Sierra Club’s Upper Valley Group part of the VT and NH chapters. “Ms. Powell and Professor Wilson are among the most influential figures in their fields, and we’re confident their perspectives will prove both enlightening and empowering for all who attend.”
Previous “Women in Conservation” presenters include former Vermont Governor Madeleine Kunin and SCA Founding President Liz Putnam.

The March 15th program is also sponsored by the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society at Dartmouth College, New England Women in Energy and The Environment, and the New Hampshire and Vermont Sierra Club chapters.

“Women in Conservation” is open to the public and free of charge. Those planning to attend may pre-register for the event at www.thesca.org/wic

For more information, contact:
Susan Kaplan

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