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Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Thousands of miles away from civilization, Midway Atoll is in one of the most remote places on earth. And yet its become ground zero for The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, syphoning plastics from three distant continents. In this independent documentary film, journalist/filmmaker Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover this mysterious phenomenon. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers who shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption and learns the problem is more insidious than we could have ever imagined.

Join Pentangle Arts Council and Sustainable Woodstock for a monthly documentary film screening as part of our “Climate Change and Sustainability” series which usually takes place on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Free admittance. Recommended donation of $10. Proceeds go to support Pentangle.

Tuesday Feb 26, 2019 6:00 at the Woodstock Town Hall Theater

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Woodstock's First Community Solar Array!

Rainbow Playschool is moving its location to the old “Purple Crayon” building near the Mt Tom sledding hill. In addition to the new location, they will also be building a 150 kWh Community Solar Array to be installed by Sundeaver. 50 kWh of the solar array’s electricity is planned go to the “Rainbow Playschool” which would leave 100 kWh of additional solar electricity which can be purchased by local residents. Join us for one of the upcoming events to learn about the array or if you know you would like to participate, complete the inquiry by clicking on the link below. (You can find your annual electrical usage on your electrical bill or on your GMP online account. Contact us if you need help finding these numbers)

Inquiry Form

Rainbow Solar Public Comment Meeting

Dave Bonta, Sundeaver, and board chair of the Rainbow Play School, Tesha Buss, will give a presentation on the project and then are interested in hearing comments and suggestions from the public about the project to determine how we can make sure this new project fits within the culture, identity, and image of Woodstock. Sustainable Woodstock will facilitate the public comment period and discussion. If you would like to submit questions in advance, please send them Sustainable Woodstock, zach@sustainablewoodstock.org, 802-457-2911.

January 7th, 6:00 PM at the Woodstock Town Hall, 2nd FL Conference RM

Woodstock’s First Community Solar Array! Want to join?

Potentially 16 or more residents and families can purchase off site solar from this Rainbow community solar array. We anticipate these spots filling up quickly so if you are interested in wanting to purchase local off site solar for your household electricity please send us an inquiry ASAP and join us for an in-depth presentation and table discussion with Dave Bonta, Sundeaver, and Tesha Buss, Rainbow Playschool Board, of the project on Jan 28th.

January 28th, 6:00PM, at the NEW Rainbow Playschool location, 281 North Barnard Road, Woodstock, VT 05091

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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...

28th Jul 2014

Sustainability Means Conserving Nature’s Valuable Gifts

It’s a curious thing that concern for the natural environment has become associated with  “liberal” and even “left wing” politics. Environmentalism grew out of the conservation movement—an effort to conserve...