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Green Innovation in Coal Country

The Appalachian region of the United States has long been known for coal production, but it is now becoming a hotspot for environmental innovation. This is not just an environmental imperative but also an economic one, as innovation creates jobs, growth, and other opportunities where they are sorely needed. In this panel, a variety of innovators will discuss how to harness private capital for climate action and develop projects that not only benefit our environment, but also invest in communities getting left behind.

Opening Remarks: Former Governor Phil Bredesen 

Moderator: Dr. Daniel Carter, Sewanee: University of the South

This event is co-hosted by:


Nathan Hall

President at Reclaim Appalachia
MBA 2017
Master of Environmental Management 2017

Sally Palmer

Director of Science and Policy at The Nature Conservancy

Daniel Carter

Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies at The University of the South

Phil Bredesen

President & Chairman of the Board at Clearloop corporation