Among the breakout sessions was “Energy efficiency healing rural housing” by Chris Ladner, who worked with the HEAL program efforts for Katrina; Leon Childs, who conducts community engagement for nonprofit Groundswell and Nicole Sonderegger, director of energy programs at Groundswell, who focuses on energy efficiency efforts in Georgia and Maryland. (Courtesy photo) In late October, the Rural Renaissance Roadshow brought dozens of "doers" to the Ledger in Bentonville. The conference focused on making clean energy and economy-building solutions more accessible for small towns across the U.S. Already a subscriber? Log in!