Past 2019 Green Drinks

Title: Green Drinks: Upper Valley Transformational Movement 
Presenter: Simon Denis, CTP
Date/Time: May 16th, 2019 4:30-5:30
Location: Worthy Kitchen
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Description: The need for a new type of thinking to address many of our societal challenges, led to the creation of the Center for Transforrmational Practice (CTP), in White River Jct. “Their insights and efforts are now surfacing with a breadth and frequency suggestive of a budding social movement. For lack of a better term, let us call it the Transformational Movement…Many of the skills and techniques of the transformational movement simultaneously advance personal and societal transformation.” –CTP website

Join us for a discussion with Simon Denis about the CTP organization and center, and discover ways to help/join/participate in this “Transformational Movement.”Green Drinks are free and open to everyone.


Print: Join us for a Green Drinks discussion about how the need for a new type of thinking to address many of our societal challenges, led to the creation of the Center for Transformational Practice (CTP).

Title: Carpooling & Ridesharing: Exploring Go! Vermont’s suite of tools
Presenter: Paige Heverly, Vital Communities
Date/Time: May 16th, 2019 4:30-5:30
Location: Worthy Kitchen, 442 Woodstock Rd, Woodstock, VT 05091
Description: Transportation is an intractable problem in many rural states, and Vermont is no exception. Join us to learn about the new Go! Vermont rideshare app that makes it easier to find carpool buddies, earn rewards for green commutes and track your trips. We’ll demonstrate all the different ways to use the app to help reduce your carbon footprint.

Title: Local Community Gardens and Food Security
Presenter: Anne Dean, and Cassidy Metcalf
Date/Time: April 18th 5:00-6:00
Location: Billings Farm, Community Garden
Description: Interested in becoming an organic vegetable gardener? Join us at Billings Farm community garden to learn how to grow your own food at home or on a community garden plot. We’ll discuss the numerous benefits of gardening and the particulars of how to get started. You will also learn tips on growing a lot of food on a little land and how to turn your lawn into an edible landscape!

Title: Green Drinks- Repairing Homes and Building Community: COVER
Presenter: Bill Neukomm, Executive Director
Date/Time: March 21, 2019 4:30-5:30
Location: Worthy Kitchen
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Description: Through their Home Repair and Weatherization programs, COVER builds community and fosters hope through cooperation and fellowship among all home repair and reuse participants. From 2014 to 2017 COVER completed 22 home repair projects and spent over $8,000 per year in Woodstock. COVER staff and volunteers have been providing a critical service to the Upper Valley since their creation in 1998. Join us for a discussion with the Executive Director, and learn about ways to help weatherize and repair homes in the Upper Valley.

Title: Green Drinks- Local Solutions for Global Issues: Building A Local Economy
Presenter: Chris Wood, Director of BALE
Date/Time: Feb 14, 2019 5:30-6:30
Location: Optimist Center, 65 Central St, Woodstock, VT 05091
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Description: Tiny Vermont is capable of having global impacts. One South Royalton based non-profit, BALE (Building A Local Economy), serves as a community resource center for local economy initiatives in the White River Valley of Vermont. Their vision is to build a sustainable culture that can foster the economic and ecological capacity that allow our communities to thrive. The Community Resource Center, “Building Resilient Communities and Why Build A Local Economy” workshop series, and local investment initiatives are just a few of the ways that BALE is exploring innovative, whole systems approaches to addressing societal and communal challenges.

Title: Land Conservation in the Upper Valley
Presenter: Alison Marichone, Programs Director
Date/Time: Thursday January 24, 2019 4:30pm-5:30pm
Location: Worthy Kitchen
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Description: Join Sustainable Woodstock for our first Green Drinks social event of 2019! Alison Marchione, Programs Director for the Upper Valley Land Trust will be presenting on UVLT’s history and mission of land conservation in the Upper Valley with a call to action for folks interested in joining a dynamic group of volunteers. UVLT is a non-profit, regional land conservancy working in 45 Vermont and New Hampshire towns along the Connecticut River Valley. For the past 33 years UVLT has worked to protect the vulnerable places in our valley – farms and forests, rivers and wetlands, recreational areas and community land marks. This presentation will touch on both the work that UVLT has done, our plans for the future, and why land conservation is important for all of us in our changing world. Come for a great discussion, delicious food, and even better company!







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