The large crowd left a portion of the attendees standing at the event. Photo by Mari Cordes.

Sen. Chris Pearson, right, responding to a question, with Rep. Jessica Brumsted and Rep. Mike Yantachka. Photo by Mari Cordes.

More than 80 people crowded into the Great Room at the Charlotte Senior Center on Monday night to hear from and make suggestions to members of the Legislature’s Climate Solutions Caucus, which is focusing its work on ways to strengthen the economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The event was hosted by Rep. Mike Yantachka (D., Charlotte), who was joined by Sen. Chris Pearson (P/D., Chittenden County), Rep. Jessica Brumsted (D., Shelburne) and Rep. Mari Cordes (D., Bristol), all of whom are members of the caucus. Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman was also present in the audience and offered his perspective on the climate issues the state is dealing with. The gathering was the 20th such forum the caucus has held across the state this fall as the Legislature prepares for its 2020 session, which begins in January.