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The Seventh Annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is a week-long celebration of innovators, visionaries, and artists who are shaping small cities. The Festival occurs at dozens of venues throughout downtown Charlottesville. 

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Friday, April 13 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
A Vision for Charlottesville Climate Leadership Full

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While many individuals and organizations are reducing energy use and climate pollution, the reality is that, to lead as a whole community, Charlottesville has to do a lot, lot more. To make the needed community-wide change will take representatives from all parts of our community coming together to define success and a path forward.

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David Toscano

Delegate, Virginia General Assembly
David is serving his 6th term as the 57th District’s delegate. He sits on the Courts of Justice, Commerce and Labor, and Rules Committees. As House Democratic leader since 2011, a peer-elected position, David manages the legislative process for Democrats on the House floor, and... Read More →

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Wes Bellamy

City Council Member, City of Charlottesville
Dr. Wes Bellamy is a City Councilman in Charlottesville, VA. He is the youngest individual ever elected to the post and implemented a comprehensive plan, the “Equity Package,” which included nearly $4 million in aid for marginalized communities. He received his Doctoral Degree... Read More →
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Grey McLean

Founder, Charlottesville Climate Collaborative
Grey is the founder of the Charlottesville Climate Collaborative where he oversees overall strategy and relationship development. Grey is committed to combating climate change, driven by the knowledge that it is the greatest challenge that we face as a global community.
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Charity Pennock

Executive Director, CvilleREA
Charity Pennock is the executive director of CvilleREA and has spent the majority of her career focused on the intersection of clean energy and economic development with particular experience in advancing and advocating for clean energy businesses. 

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Sun Tribe Solar

The solar space is dynamic, and keeping in front of advancements can be challenging.  Sun Tribe Solar is a partner with the technical and financial expertise to help your organization take advantage of emerging opportunities to strengthen financial operations while reinforcing your... Read More →

Friday April 13, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm EDT
Violet Crown - Theater 4
  Energy, Festival (FREE)