Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024
8:00AM – 4:00PM
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Are you involved in addressing climate change and supporting your community to take action? MassEnergize invites you to our first annual Community Climate Leaders Conference where we will be inspired, learn from each other's experiences, and support best practices for engaging our communities in climate action.

Who is this conference for?

Community organizers, municipal sustainability officers, community climate leaders, climate funders, university students and faculty in climate and sustainability departments, and anyone working to educate and motivate others to take climate action and reduce GHG emissions in their communities.  Anyone can be a community climate leader.  If you don’t see yourself as a leader, this conference will help show you how to become one!

Conference Registration


"The Climate Movement can feel daunting and progress can be slow and frustrating. Talking with nearby community climate leaders and hearing about their efforts at the Mass Energize Conference, gave me a renewed sense of inspiration in continuing on in this important work for our future!" ~ Lauren K Borofsky DVM President, Sustainable Milton

"This was a great first effort by MassEnergize... I look forward to another conference in 2025. Onward!" Karen in Acton

"There is no better event I know of in MA where we can meet our entire community of practice in one place. Thank you Mass Energize!" Tom Birmingham, Canton Climate Action Plan Committee

Conference Speakers

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Anne Therese Gennari
Keynote Speaker
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Steve Breit
Workshop Facilitator
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Nick Christman
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Martha Grover
Workshop Facilitator
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Crystal Johnson
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Frank Lowenstein
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Lisa Paul
Workshop Facilitator
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Diane Sokal
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Sue Vatnik
Workshop Facilitator & Panelist
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Anne Wright
Workshop Facilitator
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Dr. Sarah Das
Plenary Speaker
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Mamadou Balde
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Andrew Breithaupt
Art Table Facilitator
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Bernette Dawson
Workshop Facilitator
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Laury Hammel
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Nirasha Kumar
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Helga Luest
Workshop Presenter
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Aimee Powelka
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Anne Sudduth
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Sergio Velasquez-Rose
Workshop Facilitator
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Sabrina Shankman
Panel Moderator
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Dean Berg
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Gordon Brott
Workshop Facilitator
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Meryl Glassman
Workshop Facilitator
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Carlos Irisarri
Workshop Facilitator
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Jonathan Lan
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Liz Migdalia Tomasi
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Darr Reilly
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Ellen Tohn
Workshop Facilitator
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Jillian Wilson Martin
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Conference Schedule

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Conference will include

Guest Speakers

Industry speakers to inspire and celebrate your dedication to creating a more sustainable world and to motivating communities into action.


Providing you with tangible and practical tools and renewed enthusiasm to enhance the critical work you do in your community.


Network with fellow climate leaders and organizers who share your passion for a greener world.


MassEnergize thanks our conference sponsors for supporting our Community Climate Leaders Conference 2024.
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Click here for more information on sponsorship packages and benefits, or contact us at We look forward to collaborating with you!

Stay tuned for information on our Community Climate Leaders Conference 2025!

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