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Climate Summit 2024 Schedule


PLEASE NOTE: Speaker biographies are available in our printed program.

7:00–9:00 am    
Exhibitor Setup

9:00–10:00 am    
Registration, Refreshments, Exhibitor Hall

Click here to see Friday's list of Exhibitors!
10:00–10:10 am    

Opening Remarks
Mobilize Frederick Board President Barb Trader and Executive Director Karen Cannon

10:10–10:15 am       

Welcome from Hood College

Hood College Provost Dr. Debbie Ricker   

10:15–11:00 am       

Keynote Address

Dr. Rachel Lamb, Senior Climate Advisor, Maryland Department of the Environment

11:00–11:30 am       

Legislative Update

Facilitator: Kathy Kinsey, Mobilize Frederick

Jamie DeMarco, CCAN

11:30–12:00 pm    
Environmental Justice Panel    
Facilitator: Dr. Scott Pincikowski, Hood College


Tiara Lester, Frederick County Division of Energy & Environment   

Lauren Paulet, City of Frederick Sustainability Office

12:00–1:30 pm    

Lunch Break & Exhibitor Hall Open

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1:30–2:30 pm    

Green Investment    
Facilitator: Professor Ben Vivari, Hood College


Debbie Carpenter, Frederick County Planning & Permitting

Stephen Morel, CEO, Montgomery County Green Bank
Lynn Heller, CEO, Climate Access Fund


2:30–3:30 pm    
Frederick County Agriculture and Climate Change    
Facilitator: Belinda Burrier, Burrier's Linganore Farm      

Katie Stevens, Frederick County Agriculture

Mary Kathryn Barnet, Open Book Farm

Rob Schnabel, Restoration Scientist, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

3:30–3:45 pm   


3:45–4:15 pm    
Hot Topic — Data Centers and Climate Goals    
Facilitator: Eric Annis, Hood College Graduate School      

Karen Cannon, Mobilize Frederick; Data Center Workgroup Co-Chair

Renee Knapp, Frederick County Council, Data Center Workgroup Co-Chair

4:15–5:00 pm       

Closing Keynote Addresses

Mayor Michael O'Connor, City of Frederick

County Executive Jessica Fitzwater

5:00–7:00 pm       


Barb Trader, Joel Rensberger, Mobilize Frederick Board Members

Ali Syverson, Artist

Be sure to visit our Exhibitors in the Exhibitor Hall!

Friday's 2024 Climate Summit Exhibitors

Advanced Biofuels USA

Atlas Home Energy Solutions

Audubon Society of Central Maryland

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN)

Citizens for Responsible Growth

Climate Change Working Group

East Frederick Rising

Food For Life Instructor

Frederick Bird Club

Frederick County Building Industry Association

Frederick County Division of Energy and Environment

Frederick County Food Council

Frederick Food Security Network

Future Harvest CASA

Green Energy 360

Hood College — Biology Dept. Undergraduate Programs

Hood College — Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies

Hood College Graduate School

Josh Bokee for Frederick Board of Education

Key City Compost

Maryland Department of Agriculture

Maryland Forest Service

Master Gardeners, Frederick County Extension

Mobilize Frederick

Montgomery County Green Bank

Mountainside Education and Enrichment

Multi-faith Alliance of Climate Stewards (MACS)

Neighborhood Sun

One Frederick Collaborative, A Benefit LLC

Schott Nurseries, LLC

Sierra Club — Catoctin Group

Sugarloaf Alliance

SustainabilitE Solutions

Sustainable Maryland

Sustainable Monocacy Commission

Tekesha Martinez for Congress

Third Act Maryland


Total Comfort Heating and AC

TransIt Services of Frederick County

United Air Temp

University of Maryland Extension — Frederick County

Veridian Capital Partners


When We All Vote; Civic Nation

Zavos Architecture

Exhibitors Friday
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