Ahead of its 10-year anniversary next year Basilica Hudson is stepping up programming to do with sustainability and combating the environmental crisis. This Sunday the Basilica Clean Energy Fair will serve as a free and wide-ranging forum for the latest technologies and best practices in preventing waste, reducing emissions and sustaining alternative economies.

“Basilica firmly believes that the only way to move forward is by harnessing the power of new technology and new energy. Basilica will move the climate and energy crisis to the top of our mission and agenda by offering access to information and solutions while transforming our building into a model of what is possible,” said Basilica owner Melissa Auf der Maur.

The headlining panel discussion features representatives of CYCLEffect a venture capital cooperative that focuses on investing in ethical and environmentally-conscious endeavors, Hudson Hemp, Hudson Carbon, Berkshares, Hudson Valley Current and Kickstarter.

Solar energy company SunCommon will discuss how the solar energy economy can be accessible to all homeowners.

Impact Bioenergy will explore turning food scraps into energy and present their HORSE anaerobic digester that is designed to make the technology more accessible.

Jon Bowermaster is debuting his short film Growing With The Grain which documents the efforts of a group of scientists, farmers, brewers, and bakers to bring localized grain production back to the Hudson Valley.

Representing Kickstarter at the event will be Carrie Marketos their VP of community strategy and former Deputy Director of Digital Outbound for President Barack Obama. Marketos was Kickstarter’s first employee in 2008 and returned to the company after her stint with the Obama Administration.

@Basilica Hudson, Hudson | Sunday, April 14, 12PM – 5PM | Free