How Sustainable Are We?

Do you recycle?
Drive an electric vehicle?
Have you made home energy improvements?
Would you like to learn more about these and other positive steps you can take to be more sustainable?
Take our survey and let us know what you are doing or would like to do.

Sustainable Woodstock is reaching out to area residents in order to assess the progress we have made together toward a more resilient community. (more…)

Choose Sustainability this Year

By Sally Miller

Sally Miller and family members attended the People's Climate March in Washington DC last May."

Sally Miller and family members attended the People’s Climate March in Washington DC last May.”

The start of a new calendar year gives us an opportunity to look back but also to look forward. For many of us reflecting on the year we’ve just left behind, 2017 was a year that shook up the status quo, especially on the environmental front, even at a time when we saw record-breaking fires, winds and rains. Fortunately, bad news was countered by good news throughout the year.

Our President made his mark in the energy and environment world with actions aimed to undo critical work done in recent years. He abandoned the nation’s efforts to combat climate change, scaled back regulations on the fossil fuel industry and pushed for more drilling on land and at sea. (more…)

Sustainable Woodstock Plans New Endeavors in 2018

By Ron Miller

As we head into the new year, keep reading this column—and watch your mailbox—for news about Sustainable Woodstock’s newest initiatives. In 2018 we plan to work with more folks

Bill Keeton leads a discussion about managing forests for carbon sequestration, a program sponsored by Marsh Billing Rockefeller National Historical Park and Sustainable Woodstock (photo credit: Zach Ralph)

Bill Keeton leads a discussion about managing forests for carbon sequestration, a program sponsored by Marsh Billing Rockefeller National Historical Park and Sustainable Woodstock (photo credit: Zach Ralph)

across our region than ever before!
Within the next couple weeks, we will be sending a postcard to everyone in the five towns we serve, inviting you to participate in our sustainability survey. We want to learn how important it is to you to save energy, to practice recycling and composting, to support local farmers and businesses…and how we can help in all these areas. Please help us improve our efforts by responding when you get the card.

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The ESSEX Plan Aims to Reduce Cost of Electricity

It is pretty clear to most Vermonters that we need to deal with the build-up of carbon in our atmosphere. What is less well known is how well we are doing. Certainly one sees lots and lots of solar panels. But the hard truth is that Vermont’s

The ESSEX Plan forecasts that it would achieve a 15%-25% reduction in carbon pollution below 1990 levels by 2025 and a 30%-50% reduction by 2050.

The ESSEX Plan forecasts that it would achieve a 15%-25% reduction in carbon pollution below 1990 levels by 2025 and a 30%-50% reduction by 2050.

greenhouse gas emissions have increased by 4% since 1990. We must do better and we can. The ESSEX plan is one piece of the way to better.

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