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Greening Greenfield looks ahead to 2050

Spring forum planned for April 6 at GCC

GREENFIELD — The town’s energy committee is looking ahead almost 40 years to what Greenfield and Franklin County might look like in 2050.

Greening Greenfield is planning its second annual spring forum, this time, “Creating Greenfield’s Future: Visions for 2050,” for early April and hopes to draw more than the 130 participants it did last year.

According to Greening Greenfield organizer and committee member Susan Worgaftik, the question to all participants will be, “How does what we do today get us there?”

“The first forum was very successful,” said Worgaftik, who said the first event involved conversations about how people can and must create a more sustainable community and region.

Worgaftik said this year’s event will be held at Greenfield Community College on April 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The forum will include lunch.

Speakers

She said currently the lineup of speakers is Abrah Dresdale, adjunct faculty of Greenfield Community College’s Farm and Food Systems program, Simi Hoque, assistant professor in the Building Systems program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Joshua Hornick, a teacher at Four Rivers Charter Public School, and Donna Stern, a registered nurse at Baystate Franklin Medical Center.

Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School will provide music during the event.

Worgaftik said as the event nears, more information will follow.

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