People like you who are interested in strengthening the resilience of our region
Time: July 26, 2012 from 8am to 4:30pm
Location: MCLA Campus
Street: Church Street
City/Town: North Adams
Website or Map: http://www.berkshireplanning.…
Event Type: symposium
Organized By: Berkshire Regional Planning Comission, Franklin Regional Council of Governments and the Mass. College of Liberal Arts (MCLA)
Latest Activity: Jul 18, 2012
Berkshire Regional Planning Comission, Franklin Regional Council of Governments and the Mass. College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) are pleased to be able to work with Macalester College, St. Paul MN, in offering a day-long event aimed at better understanding public attitudes towards various forms of wind energy development in their communities.
The event is scheduled to occur on Thursday, July 26, 2012 at MCLA in North Adams. The project team seeks to recruit participants based on local demographics, aiming for balance in education, age, income, and gender. The event, involving roughly 30 residents from Berkshire and Franklin counties, will discuss the opportunities and impacts of wind energy development and engage in interactive wind energy scenario planning.
The following towns are being targeted for participation: Florida, Savoy, Windsor, Peru, , North Adams, Adams, Cheshire, Washington, Becket, Lanesborough and New Ashford (Berkshire County) and Monroe, Rowe, Heath, Charlemont, Hawley, Buckland, Ashfield, Shelburne, Colrain and Leyden (Franklin County), but anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to apply.
Participants will receive a $100 stipend for attending the full day event, and will be provided with meals. If municipal officials would like to participate, they should note that they are limited by state ethics laws from receiving stipends equal to or greater than $50 in value.
If you are interested in participating, please complete the application below. If you are chosen to participate, you will receive an email or phone call during the last week of June to confirm your availability.
Deadline for the online application is Monday, June 25, 2012.
Dr. Roopali Phadke
Associate Professor Environmental Studies Department
Berkshire Regional Planning Commission
Email: jwagner@ berkshireplanning.org