Catamount Earth Institute’s Late March 2014 Newsletter

Catamount Earth Institute’s Late March 2014 Newsletter

We’ve completed one neighborhood and one library discussion group for Powering A Bright Future, a new two-session discussion group series on energy that is being organized in the Upper Valley. This reading and discussion program explores issues related to the current energy crises, and actions we can take as individuals and communities to make sustainable use of energy. Powering a Bright Future contains solution-based readings on energy use and extraction, peak oil, fossil fuel subsidies, energy efficiency, equity, energy policy and low carbon food tips. The Powering a Bright Future booklet includes discussion questions, facilitation guidelines, additional resources and personal and community action steps. Click here for a Table of Contents of the readings. Thanks to the Byrne Foundation, booklets are available on loan to discussion groups. The booklets are also available as pdfs from [email protected] and for $10 from the Hanover Co-op Service Desk. Most discussion groups meet for 1-1 ½ hours for 2 sessions.


Here are the scheduled discussion groups.
Please register and read the Session I readings before the first meeting. JOIN US!!

Norwich Historical Society, Main St., Norwich,
Wednesdays, March 19 and 26, 6:30-8 pm
Register and borrow booklets from the Cross School front desk, Sponsored by the Norwich Energy Committee

Hanover Co-op Food Store Conference Room
Mondays, March 24 and 31, 6-7:30 pm
Register and purchase booklets for $10 at the Hanover Co-op Service Desk
Sponsored by the Co-op and Catamount Earth Institute

Quechee Library, 1957 Quechee Main St.
Thursdays, March 27 and April 3, 6:30-8 pm.
Register and borrow booklets from the library
Co-sponsored by the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) and the Quechee Library
For more information contact VINS’ Hannah Putnam at [email protected] or Quechee Library’s Kate Schaal at [email protected] .

Latham Library, Thetford Hill
Sundays, March 30 and April 6, 4- 5:30 pm
Register and borrow booklets from the library
Info:  [email protected], Sponsored by the Theford Energy Committee

Kilton Library, 80 Main St., W. Lebanon
Wednesdays, April 2 and 9, 6:30-8 pm
Register and borrow booklets from the library
Sponsored by the Lebanon Energy Advisory Committee
Info:  Rainie Kelly, [email protected]

Danforth Library, Rte. 12 Barnard
Wednesdays, April 16, 23, and 30, 6:30-8 pm.
Sponsored by the Barnard Energy Committee
Info: Elizabeth Ferry [email protected]

Kimball Library, Randolph
Wednesdays, April 30 and May 7, 6-8:00 pm
Register and borrow booklets from the library
Info: Tamara S. Morgan [email protected]

Please contact us at [email protected] for more information. Booklets are available for loan or for purchase ($10) from the Hanover Co-op Service Desk.

Upper Valley Sustainability Events Calendar

All programs are free and open to the public (unless noted otherwise)

Friday, March 21, 5 pm, Upper Valley Food Co-op,
Upper Valley Seed Savers, potluck dinner and program, Please RSVP to Sylvia Davatz, [email protected]

Saturday, March 22, 6 pm, Barrett Hall, So. Strafford
The Green Ball
6-7 pm localvore finger food, Energy Quest Challenge, Solarize Poster Contest,
7-10 dance, $10/person, $20/family, $2 off if wearing reused/recycled/good for the earth costume
Fundraiser for the United Church of Strafford. Co-sponsors Strafford and Thetford Energy Committee, BALE, The Sharon Academy

unday, March 30, 3 p.m. Last Call – the film, Damon Hall , 1 Quechee Road, Hartland
Q & A at 4 pm by Dr. Elizabeth Sawin, Co-Director Climate Interactive, Enrico Cerasuolo,
Last Call Director, Marta Ceroni, Executive Director, Donella Meadows
Sponsored by: State of the World Film Series, Donella Meadows 
Institute, Cobb Hill Cohousing

Tuesday, April 1, 5 pm. Last Call – the film, Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center,
Dartmouth College, Reception 6:30  
Last Call is a film about the book Limits to Growth, a study by Donella Meadows, Dennis Meadows, and Jørgen Randers, and William Behrens III. The authors of Limits to Growth used computers to model the effects of 
exponential economic and population growth within our finite planet. The
 team’s conclusions–that unchecked growth would lead to overshoot and
 collapse of natural systems–spurred intense controversy worldwide. But
 their findings and message of hope have endured, inspiring a generation of environmental thinkers and activists to devise alternatives to growth.


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

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