Catamount Earth Institute Late October E-Newsletter

            Please check out the NWEI discussion courses at and choose a topic you might like to discuss with friends and neighbors. Some of the series’ discussion guides are available for loan thanks to the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation; others may be purchased. I’m happy to help you set up a discussion group.

            This calendar attempts to cover a range of environmental issues. The Howe Library’s Moby Duck series and the DHMC’s symposium on connections between human and environmental health offer a fine complement to Catamount’s 2012 discussion course Healthy People, Healthy Planet.

Upper Valley Sustainability Events Calendar

All programs are free and open to the public

Monday, Oct. 22 to Fri, Oct. 26 is the Way to Go Commuter Challenge.
How do you get to work? Could you take the bus or carpool? I love riding my bike to get around, but the cars need more of us to encourage drivers to share the road. For more info. contact [email protected]

Thursday, Oct. 25, 7 pm, Howe Library, 13 South St., Hanover
Source to Sea Cleanup, a Talk by Ron Rhodes
This talk about stream clean up is part of the Howe Library’s Everyone’s Reading 2012 program that features Moby Duck by Donovan Hohn. This entertaining book looks at plastics and ocean pollution, shipping, global trade and much more. The book was based on container ship traveling from China to Seattle that lost many of its containers, including one filled with rubber duckies, in a severe storm.

Friday, October 26, 3:30 pm, Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall, Thayer School of Engineering
A Profile of Dartmouth’s Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Programs
Stephen Shadford, Energy Program Manager, Dartmouth College will present Dartmouth’s Energy Program to achieve an energy reduction of greater than 20% by 2015.

Friday, October 26, 7 p.m., Hartland Public Library, 153 Rt 5, Hartland Three Corners
In the Land of Blood and Honey
In a land where people of different faiths and cultures coexist, there was a brief moment when hope blossomed. Then violence tore through the nation, pitting neighbor against neighbor. A haunting film about faith, religion and conflict.
Sponsored by State of the World Films, Free admission and popcorn. Info. 802 738-0215

Tuesday, October 30, Mayer Room, Howe Library, 13 South St., Hanover
Our Oceans, Ourselves
Dartmouth professor D. G. Webster and UNH professor Jonathan Pennock discuss their research on oceans and the ways in which human cultures and behaviors impact ocean ecology. This program is is part of the Howe Library’s Everyone’s Reading 2012 program that features Moby Duck by Donovan Hohn. (See Oct. 25 program at the Howe Library.)

Thursday, November 1, Mayer Room, Howe Library, 13 South St., Hanover
Dr. Perovich, of the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, will speak on Arctic exploration, sea ice, and ongoing environmental changes. This program is part of the Howe Library’s Everyone’s Reading 2012 program that features Moby Duck by Donovan Hohn.

Monday, November 5, Colatina Exit, 6:30 p.m., Main St., Bradford, VT
The 11th Hour, First Monday Film
This powerful film by Leonardo DiCaprio is about climate change and a convergence of crises
Sponsored by the Bradford Conservation Commission
Free, donations welcome, Come early if you want to order drinks and supper

Wednesday, November 7th, 7 p.m., Vernon Elementary School, Vernon
Public Service Board Public Hearing on Vermont Yankee re-licensing

Thursday, November 8, 7 p.m., Murray Room, Howe Library, 13 South St., Hanover
Moby-Duck Book Discussion with Howe Library staff

Wednesday, November 14, 7 p.m., Mayer Room, Howe Library, 13 South St., Hanover
The Howe’s Everyone’s Reading series based on the book Moby Duck concludes with a lecture by the author Donovan Hohn.

Wednesday, November 14, 7-9 p.m., Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall, Dartmouth College, Maynard St.
Ninth Annual Great Issues in Medicine and Global Health Symposium Keynote Address:
Exposing Environmental Dangers: Human Health Implications

Richard Delaney, President and CEO, Center for Coastal Studies; Kristen Welker-Hood, Director Environmental Health Consulting; Kathryn Cottingham, Professor, Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College

Friday, November 16, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Auditoria E & F, Rubin Building, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
“Are the Kids Alright?” Hazards in the Child’s Environment
Medical Grand Rounds by Dr. Alan D. Woolf, professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, as part of the Ninth Annual Great Issues in Medicine and Global Health Symposium
Sponsored by the Department of Medicine, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and Department of Pediatrics, DHMC.

Monday, November 19th, 7:00 Public Service Board comments about Vermont Yankee Re-licensing via Vt. Interactive TV.
You can read more about the hearings, the case, and interactive TV locations at the state’s website:

November 29, 6:30 p.m., Montshire Museum, Norwich
Presentation by director of SERG, Bob Walker, and Vermont State Legislator Margaret Cheney about energy efficiency programs in Germany. Bob and Margaret and 7 other Americans recently traveled to Germany for meetings and tours including the 4th Congress on 100% Renewable Energy.

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This Upper Valley Sustainable Living Network update was written by Barbara Duncan.

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