How much has changed since we released our 2019 Annual Progress Report for Vermont just last Wednesday. Over the past week, EAN staff have been reflecting on how the COVID-19 pandemic reminds us of our interconnectedness, the wisdom of remembering we are all in this together, the need for systemic approaches to complex problems, and the capability of humans to make rapid behavioral change in the face of a crisis.
In these next few weeks and months, we recognize that most of us will need to prioritize caring for each other, our loved ones, and our communities. In this unprecedented time, many new questions are also emerging, including what impacts the new coronavirus may have on our work to achieve a post-fossil fuel energy future that is more just, thriving, and sustainable. Please see the News From the World section for articles that start to lean into some of these questions.
For businesses and organizations looking for information on how to respond to the new coronavirus, we have found this collection of resources compiled by VBSR to be particularly helpful.
We send all of you our best wishes and hope that you have the opportunity to more deeply explore the articles and information in this month’s Total Energy News during these days of social distancing. If you missed it, you can view video of the Annual Report press conference and read Jared’s remarks here.
The EAN Team