Google Hangout: National Solutions Council Voting

“At Rocky Mountain Institute we are practitioners, not theorists. We do solutions, not problems. We do transformation, not incrementalism.” —Amory Lovins, Co-founder and Chief Scientist

RMI is honored by the support it receives from all of our donors. Some of our donors are also members of the National Solutions Council (NSC), a community of RMI friends who are committed to understanding, supporting, and promoting RMI’s work.

Each year, NSC members select an RMI project to support by directing half of their contribution to that project. This year, to help our voters decide, we are having the four project leaders present their work and its potential for impact at a Google Hangout on March 7, 2013 at 11 a.m. MST. David Allen, NSC Chair, will host the online discussion.

During the Hangout, you’ll learn:

"LenaFrom Lena Hansen, how eLab is working with key stakeholders to transform the electricity system towards efficiency, renewables, and distributed resources.



"ClayFrom Clay Stranger, about “Reinventing Fire: China,” RMI’s international effort (in partnership with three prominent domestic and international energy collaborators soon to be announced) to model the economic, environmental, and social implications of rapidly deploying renewables and energy efficiency technologies in China.


"GregFrom Greg Rucks, how lightweighting vehicles is key to reducing our fossil fuel consumption and why carbon fiber is an ideal candidate to allow transformative reductions in vehicle weight.



"EllenFrom Ellen Franconi, how RMI’s RetroFit Education and Training project educates building industry practitioners to execute deep energy retrofits. The project will develop a compelling training curriculum to move key deep retrofit concepts from idea to implementation. 




If you are an NSC member, it’s now time to vote for the 2013 transformational project!

Not an NSC member yet? Tune in to the Hangout to learn about our projects, ask questions, and hear more about the NSC. And, if you are interested in becoming an NSC member, please contact Megan Shean ( or 970-927-7210)

Watch and Participate

To watch the discussion live, simply bookmark this page. We’ll be streaming the conversation here starting at 11:00 a.m. MST on March 7. We’ll be taking questions from our audience via Twitter. Send your questions to @RockyMtnInst and use the hashtag #NSCBallot.

Don’t miss this exciting event!