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‘Green Night’ speaker to profile ‘transition towns’

Tina Clarke’s half-hour talk is titled “Community by Community: Shared Stories and Best Practices in Transitioning our Region to a Resilient Future.”

According to Clarke, such work prepares communities to weather environmental and economic storms. Towns work together on projects related to food, transportation, energy, education, housing and waste.

They are motivated by a wish to respond to challenges of climate change, economic hardship and energy.

Clarke is an advocate, educator, consultant and director of nonprofit programs since 1985. She has worked with more than 200 communities in the U.S. and Canada.

The consortium’s Green Night takes place every second Wednesday at the Clarion Hotel in Northampton. The evening includes opportunities for participants to share updates on green building, renewable energy and sustainability-related events and activities.

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