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Browning the Green Space - Shared screen with speaker view
Tilly Pick
19:35
+1 holly!
Maggie Teliska
20:59
Maggie Teliska - BGS Careers Co Chair, Innovation @ Enel Green Power; excited to talk about BGS!
Matt Spearing (he/him) St. John's Prep
21:07
Matt Spearing, Director of Environmental Sustainability St. John’s Prep
Tilly Pick
21:14
tilly, basg organizer, digital equality / accessibility
Cory Silken Photography
21:21
Cory Silken / Cory Silken Photography - Ambassador 11th Hour Racing
Sara Sezun
21:22
Sara Sezun from Boston, Sierra Club volunteer, excited to learn abou this topic
Skye Fournier
21:23
Skye - from the organization Change is Simple, a climate science and sustainability nonprofit located on the North Shore. Excited to hear from all of these incredible speakers tonight and learn about BSG!
Vandy Kemp
21:38
Prosper & Partners, LLC, Equity and Strategic planning consultants Washington, D.C.
Jeremy McDiarmid - NECEC
21:51
Jeremy McDiarmid, VP Policy at the Northeast Clean Energy Council; BGS Companies Co-Chair.
Sara Harari
22:01
Sara Harari - Associate Director of Innovation & Sr Advisor to the President @ The Connecticut Green Bank. Excited to learn more about this awesome program!
Petros Papadopoulos
22:44
Petros - Intern at Change is Simple, excited to learn more about BASG
Carol Baroudi
23:01
BASG co-organizer - welcome everyone!
Sidney Swearingen
23:19
Sidney Swearingen, Masters student of Energy Systems at Northeastern University. I’m looking forward to learning more about BASG!
Kayla Crawford
23:32
Kayla - Northeastern student interning at the organization Change is Simple, excited to hear from everyone and learn about the inclusivity of sustainability
John Lyons
23:54
John Lyons recently returned to Boston area. Most excited about learning about the Boston area sustainability environment. First BASG event.
Boston Area Sustainability Group (BASG)
23:56
Holly Fowler, co-organizer of BASG / sustainable communities and food systems consultant / excited for new connections
Jennifer Reilly
24:05
Jenn Reilly, non-profit communications and development, looking forward to hearing actionable steps and advice to tackle this important issue!
Eric Grunebaum
24:18
Glad to be here tonight ~ I’m a co-organizer of BASG and I work matching impact investors with great opportunities via Bequia Securities. Right now my focus is on climate tech, workforce housing and psychedelic medications … among other things.
Greg Studwell TRC
24:57
Greg Studwell - Environmental Justice Core Groups at TRC and Lowell Sustainability Council. Excited to learn more about sustainability and equity
Boston Area Sustainability Group (BASG)
25:14
Gateway Cities: https://massinc.org/our-work/policy-center/gateway-cities/about-the-gateway-cities/
Maddu McKenna
25:26
Maddi from Change is Simple- very excited to learn more about this topic and bring it into the classroom!
Boston Area Sustainability Group (BASG)
25:47
Kerry - Two big issues: wealth gap and climate change
Alex Vick
26:16
Alex Vick, fall intern at BGS and Boston University undergraduate student. Excited to hear about sustainability and equity from everyone's unique background!
Boston Area Sustainability Group (BASG)
28:28
Lucky us in the northeast!
Gary Rucinski
28:41
Citizens' Climate Lobby Massachusetts State Coordinator. Interested in hearing about the intersection with climate advocacy!
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
30:23
Impressive
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
31:44
Abel was Chief of Staff for the Mayor of Lawrence
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
35:05
This might be a resource of interest as well: Foundation for Business Equity (https://fbequity.org) and its Business Equity Initiative (https://fbequity.org/3-business-equity-initiative/)
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
35:24
I will see if I know how to do that!
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
40:46
Maggie: “Your net worth is your network.”
Tilly Pick
41:19
Maggie: "This is not a spectator sport"
Tilly Pick
41:46
@jeremy -- can you give an example?
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
45:31
This group loves concrete examples, so please feel free to elaborate in chat, Maggie and Jeremy!
Maggie Teliska
46:35
If you are interested in participating in any of our events, pls fill our our contact form. While we are still virtual, we still have opportunities to engage with students
Maggie Teliska
46:49
http://browningthegreenspace.org/
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
47:01
Fascinating
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
47:08
“Food to Fusion”
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
47:32
Awesome
Jeremy McDiarmid - NECEC
48:51
As Kerry mentioned, understanding implicit bias in hiring processes (e.g., focus on degrees and/or institutional pedigree) is another frequently cited example of a barrier to overcome.
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
49:12
So often, I find entrepreneurs are too humble. They don’t realize how extraordinary they are and need help to share what it is they are doing.
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
51:32
I will have a question for JC later. 🙂
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
54:20
What is the strategy to highlight contracts to BIPOC companies / highlight BIPOC companies to RFP issuers?
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
56:18
Fire up the fingers, BASG! Share your comments, questions here in the chat as prep for Q&A which is coming.
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
57:26
That is no small feat.
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
58:08
That is so much to attend to, Mary!
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
59:36
I’d love to hear the on the ground strategies for doing the outreach, Mary, is describing. I have to imagine it is person-to-person intensive.
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
01:01:11
There is a utility here in VT and their motto is “We put the public in power.” I’ve always liked that.
Tilly Pick
01:01:40
what are you learning in your work as BGS that we can bring back to our work or communities?
Eric Grunebaum
01:07:03
For Mary: Do you think the landscape of incentives for air source heat pumps will be changing in the next few months (or years). The economics are difficult even for people with significant resources… how will we decarbonize housing w/o better incentives?
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
01:09:29
What JC said is a great starting point - when things are happening - ask why the process is the process. Often there are legacy incentives.
Gary Rucinski
01:10:31
For Mary: Sounds like in addition to stranded assets in the fossil fuel industry, there is the potential for unfairly stranding consumers on expensive fossil fuel infrastructure. What are the proposals for avoiding this situation?
Maggie Teliska
01:10:55
And forgot to add - if you want to help us in our outreach to students, consider participating in our events - we will have virtual and hopefully in person.
Maggie Teliska
01:11:12
http://browningthegreenspace.org/
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
01:11:46
RFP - Request for proposals
Tilly Pick
01:13:48
do you all have a way of measuring your impact? showcasing your progress? would love to have visibility into the movement
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
01:14:21
JC mentioned 10 contracts as a goal - would be great to hear others
Maggie Teliska
01:14:21
For careers - it will be measured by events and students touched plus students matched into internships
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
01:14:50
Thank you, JC!
Tilly Pick
01:15:52
#dashboard
Bhargavi Chevva
01:15:57
For Capital: # of organizatons we reach out to get potential entrepreneurs (educational institutions, professional orgs), # of BIPOC/women entrepreneurs we get into accelerators
Mary Wambui
01:17:06
Gary yes- there will be incentives for ashp's in the next three year plan 2022-24 but a focus on weatherization- making buildings more tight because ashp's without building insulation/weatherization increases energy burdens
Maggie Teliska
01:18:01
The careers group has representation from Bunker Hill
Bhargavi Chevva
01:21:20
climate change will affect all this!
Bhargavi Chevva
01:21:25
jinx @Kerry!
Erica Mattison
01:42:25
Love that place!
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
01:43:26
https://forms.gle/7H81v5jsx2bLSWQo7
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
01:44:20
Go, Tenzin!
Tenzin Dolkar
01:46:31
Thank you Jeremy. Grateful to have one on one chat with you! It was great hearing about your work and learning about BGS!
Eric Grunebaum
01:47:40
Thanks for the great and much needed discussion Kerry + panelists! And thanks Holly for being our fearless BASG host!
Arnold Sapenter
01:48:09
Thank you for the great discussion !
Erica Mattison
01:48:13
Thanks for your time tonight and the important work you're doing.
Tilly Pick
01:48:19
thank u!
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
01:48:23
https://basgdotorg.wordpress.com
Sara Sezun
01:48:36
Great presentation!
Holly Fowler | BASG Zoom Host
01:48:37
www.basg.org
Tenzin Dolkar
01:48:44
Thank you! 🙏🏻
Mary Wambui
01:48:45
thank you
Jeremy McDiarmid - NECEC
01:49:05
Thanks to @BASG!
Erica Mattison
01:49:05
Thanks for organizing, Holly
Bhargavi Chevva
01:49:11
thanks for the support, BASG! looking forward to working together
Tilly Pick
01:49:13
thank u holly