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Exploring Off-Shore Wind Opportunities for Cape Ann

Massachusetts is moving forward in a significant way with Offshore Wind development plans as a means to reach Net-Zero. It is up to us to protect the things we need and love: marine life, sustainable fishing, and economic benefits.

Come to hear about the proposed plans for Salem as a port supporting the offshore wind (OSW) industry, and what the future of offshore wind development will look like. Let’s hear about: What role could other ports play? What jobs will be created? How can we do this and protect wildlife and the fishing industry? How to participate in the OSW conversation?

Join our Webinar, Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 7-8:30 pm, Presented by Cape Ann Climate Coalition's Community Building & Education Group

Topics and Speakers:

  • Exciting Things are Happening with OSW in Salem with Cindy Keegan, Co-Chair, Salem Alliance for the Environment (SA.F.E.)
  • Economic Opportunities in OSW Development with Jay Borkland, Director of Ports and Supply Chain at Avangrid
  • Benefits of OSW for Gloucester's Municipal Aggregation Program with Larry Chretien, Director of the Green Energy Alliance
  • Maritime Jobs that Support OSW with Bob Blair, Ship Pilot and Business Owner

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Posted by Dick Prouty

Dick Prouty

Dick Prouty was the Executive Director of Project Adventure(PA), an international non-profit based in Beverly, MA, for thirty four years, until he recently retired in the winter of 2015. Under Dick’s leadership, PA, whose mission is to advance active learning, has become one of the leading institutions in the experiential education field and is responsible for 500,000 new students per year being introduced to adventure based education classes in physical education, health, fitness, counseling, and in academic classes with integrated experiential learning. Curricula development, training and consulting, publishing books and digital media, leadership development, and organizing and leading learning communities are among the core competencies he has developed over his time at PA.

Dick and his wife, Doris, have lived in Lanesville, Gloucester for the last 43 years, and raised two children, Ila and Seth. He has come to deeply appreciate the special place that is Cape Ann. Along with Co-Chair Candace Wheeler, and a growing number of volunteers of TownGreen2025, Dick is now focused on developing a plan to have Gloucester and Cape Ann make a difference in addressing the threat of climate change.

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