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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

20th Feb 2018
Sydney Reid and Silas Bohen sort apples in front of the CTWK root cellar

Change The World Kids’ Root Cellar and Community Resilience

By Jennifer Dembinski This is the fifth winter that the Change the World Kids have been utilizing their root cellar located behind the Woodstock Elementary School. It opened in October...

20th Feb 2018
John Endicott measures a tree to determine the carbon dioxide stored in the tree.

Community-Based Effort to Lower Toxic Levels of CO2

By Dr. Lynn Peterson and Zachariah Ralph Last Saturday about 20 people attended the first of a series of eight monthly presentations and conversations on how we, in our region,...

20th Feb 2018
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Five-Town Initiative Aims to Build Regional Resilience

By Ron Miller Although “Woodstock” is part of our name, the mission of Sustainable Woodstock since its founding has been to serve five towns within our regional school district—including also...

20th Feb 2018
The kickoff meeting of the Green Real Estate Network was held on January 9th, bringing together real estate agents, appraisers, lenders, home inspectors, and home energy professionals.

A Greener Approach to Home Buying

By Sarah Brock and Bobbi Dagger Energy bills are often the second highest cost of homeownership, after mortgage, taxes, and insurance. This comes as no surprise to those of us...