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Welcome our new Executive Director

Caduto sitting (Greg Nesbit Photography)The Sustainable Woodstock Board is excited to welcome Michael Caduto, our incoming executive director. Michael comes to Sustainable Woodstock with nearly 30 years of experience as an environmental advocate and educator, as well as a strong background in nonprofit leadership. He has devoted his life to bringing people closer to the natural world and helping others better understand the role that we all play in its stewardship. An author, environmental educator, community organizer, storyteller, and ecologist — Michael is perhaps best known as the creator and co-author of the “Keepers of the Earth” series of books, as well as a number of other environmental books. His feature stories and op-eds have been published in major newspapers and magazines, including Reuters International. He is the founder and director of PEACE (Programs for Environmental Awareness & Cultural Exchange), which offers a wide range of programs related to sustainability, natural history, ecology, and world cultural traditions. Most recently, he held the position of director of the Friends of the Morrill Homestead in Strafford, Vermont. He and his wife, Marie, live on a small farm in Reading.

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It's Naked Table Time

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Lunch tickets still available!

At our tenth annual Naked Table Lunch, the table makers from the Naked Table Workshop, along with the community, will sit down at their tables on a covered bridge to share a meal made completely of locally grown and prepared ingredients. The Woodstock Farmers’ Market prepares a savory three-course meal made from locally sourced ingredients. Local volunteers help serve the dishes, while you enjoy music from a local bagpiper. For more information, go to nakedtable.com. Tickets are $65/seat. Proceeds support Sustainable Woodstock projects. You can purchase tickets on the SW donation page.

Sunday, August 19, 12:30pm, Middle Covered Bridge, Woodstock

Proposed Solar Development Raises Complex Questions

Last week, Sustainable Woodstock’s Energy Action Group hosted a presentation by Tom Garden of Triland Partners, who is proposing to construct a solar farm consisting of hundreds of panels on...

Wrestling with an Environmentalist’s Dilemma

We at Sustainable Woodstock are wrestling with an environmentalist’s dilemma. On one hand, being intensely concerned about the worsening consequences of climate change, we actively encourage the development of renewable...

A Carbon Pollution Tax Could Have Many Benefits

Energy Independent Vermont is a growing coalition of environmental organizations and businesses trying to build support for a “carbon pollution tax” as a means of reducing consumption of fossil fuels....

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Sustainability Starts With a Sense of Place

One primary goal of activists working for long-term resilience, including those of us in Sustainable Woodstock, is to strengthen local residents’ sense of belonging to a thriving, inclusive community. We...