When Today September 20, 2023 at 7:30pm 1 hr 30 mins
Where zoom

Confronting the Climate Crisis: The Larry Rosenberg Memorial Webinar Series

This forum will be a full, informative discussion about green banks on the national level, the workings of an actual green bank, and the plans for the new green bank in Massachusetts.

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Paul Mark, State Senator from Western Mass., will speak about plans for the Massachusetts Community Climate Bank, the nation’s first green bank dedicated to affordable housing.

Nenya Young, Director of Policy and Network at the Coalition for Green Capital, will provide a national perspective, including the role of the Inflation Reduction Act in stimulating new and existing green banks.

Eric Shrago, Vice President of Operations at the Connecticut Green Bank, will talk about the experience of the nation’s first Green Bank, established in 2011.

Lee Harris, Moderator, is a staff writer at The American Prospect with many bylines in her name about green banks and capital markets.

Senator Edward Markey has also been invited to say a few words about his work to create a green bank at the national level. He will be joining us at the beginning of the session via a pre-recorded video.


Larry Rosenberg was a lifelong progressive activist. He was an early member of both 350 Massachusetts and the Elders Climate Action – Massachusetts Chapter. From union organizing to central American solidarity work, from advocating for a just Middle East peace to pushing for climate action, his insightful analysis and enduring commitments made him a meaningful contributor to positive change. His sharp intellect also led to jobs programming wind farm software, leading an anti-military weapon proliferation research team, and supporting health-focused international development projects. After years of living with lymphoma, shortly after the COVID pandemic began, Larry’s cancer turned virulent. He died in 2022 after arranging to donate his body to the U.Mass Medical School. These three webinars are a tribute to Larry.

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