Mid-June Catamount’s Upper Valley Sustainability Events Calendar
All programs are free and open to the public (unless noted otherwise)
Wednesday, June 11, 6 pm, Kilton Library, Community Room
NH State Strategy Public Meeting
The NH Sustainable Energy Association and the NH CleanTech Council urge members of local energy groups, civic and business leaders, and concerned residents to attend these input sessions.
The draft Energy Strategy can be found at http://www.nh.gov/oep/energy/programs/SB191.htm
Thursday, June 12th, 3-9 pm, South Royalton Green
ValleyFEST, A Celebration of All Things Local
Farmer’s Market, Local Food’s Vendors, Kid’s activities, Workshops, Free Bike Repair, Live Music at 7 pm
Come by bike-or carbon-free- and get a free raffle ticket
Sponsored by BALE, Royalton Recreation Commission, Royalton Memorial Library.
Thursday, June 12th, 5:00, Shaker Museum, Enfield, NH
Upper Valley Seed Savers monthly meeting
Joe Frazier, a new Seed Saver member, will give us a tour of the Shaker Museum and gardens and we’ll enjoy our potluck on the grounds. Please bring a potluck dish to share and your own place setting. Please email Joe directly to let him know if you plan to attend: [email protected]
Directions: Take Exit 17 off I-89. Turn right (east) onto Route 4. After 1.5 miles, veer right onto Route 4A and proceed 3.5 miles. The museum is on the left on Route 4A. It is the large granite building to the right of the Mary Keene Chapel. It will be best to park at the back of the building and use the rear entrance.
Thursday, June 12th, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m., Montshire Museum, Norwich, Vt.
Solarize Info Session for Communities
Vital Communities is recruiting Upper Valley municipalities and solar installers to participate in Round Two of Solarize Upper Valley, an initiative to make residential solar energy more accessible to homeowners and increase the rate of solar adoption in the region.
For more information see Vital Communities or contact Allison Rogers Furbish at 802.291.9100 x114
Saturday, June 21, 9-noon, Longacre’s Nursery
Plastic Plant Pot Recycling
All kinds of pots, trays and flimsy multipacks to berepurposed into garden products.
Volunteers and friends from Sustainable Hanover will be on hand to help you unload. Please tap the pots free of dirt and remove staples. There will be 3 more collections this year on the 3rd Saturday of July, August and September. Sponsored by Sustainable Hanover, for all Upper Valley residents
Friday, June 27, 7 pm, Hartland Library Community Room
TINY, a documentary about building a “tiny house.”
The film raises questions about good design, the nature of home, and the changing American Dream.
Read about it in the Atlantic.
Sponsored by State of the World Film Series
Monday, July 7, 6:30 pm. First Friday Film, Colatina Exit, Main St. Bradford,
Rebels with a Cause documentary
This film spotlights a group of citizens from many walks of life, who fought to establish public parks next to a densely populated urban center yearning for access to nature.Donations appreciated. Come early if you’d like to purchase supper or a drink. Sponsored by the Bradford Conservation Commission
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This Upper Valley Sustainable Living Network update was written by Barbara Duncan.
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