01st Jan 2015

Local Investing for a Local Economy

A sustainable community must have a viable local economy—a network of enterprises that make or sell needed goods, provide meaningful employment, and generate resources for municipal and nonprofit services. When...

13th Dec 2014

Collaboration Aims to Promote the Common Good

In early December,  leaders of several Woodstock area nonprofits gathered to learn about a promising strategy known as “collective impact.” This is a carefully designed form of collaborative planning that...

Why Renewable Energy Makes More Sense Than Fracking

By Zachariah Ralph, Sustainable Woodstock staff member Vermont is the only state to have put a ban on horizontal hydraulic fracturing, or hydro-fracking, in the United States. The drilling and...

18th Aug 2014

Caring for Neighbors in Need Builds Community Resilience

In our work to address the environmental and economic challenges facing us, sustainability activists embrace the principle that we’re all in this together. If we are to build a more...