2021 Past Green Drinks Events

2021 Upper Valley Green Drinks Events

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How to Buy an EV or Hybrid Car

Thursday January 21, 2021 5:30- 6:30PM
Virtual- Zoom

Vermonters: Have you been considering an electric or hybrid vehicle, but feel that it’s out of your price range? Join us to learn the advantages of hybrids and EV cars, and how you can save money in the long run by driving one. Vermont has numerous incentives for every budget!

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Food Security in the Upper Valley

Thursday February 18, 2021 5:30- 6:30PM
Virtual- Zoom

The percentage of food insecure people has changed drastically during the pandemic. Join us to learn what are members of the Upper Valley community are doing to combat hunger. How can you get help and access resources? How can you volunteer your time or money to places where it is needed?

Join local food security leaders in a discussion about the state of hunger in the Upper Valley, and plans to combat food security. We will be joined by Jill Lord, RN, MS Director of Community Health at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center; Alice Stewart, Program Manager, RiseVT Windsor County; and Nan Kilmer.

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Composting, Soil Health and Climate Change

Thursday March 18, 2021 5:30- 6:30PM
Virtual- Zoom

Soil is the glue that holds our landscape and our communities together. The soil carbon sponge is a critical component of adapting to our changing climate and mitigating the effects of flooding and drought. Composting food waste, yard waste and manure offer possibility in jumpstarting biological activity in our yards, fields and forests. We’ll briefly discuss the connections between compost, soil, water, food and climate and offer practical solutions and opportunities for attendees to deepen knowledge and join the citizen movement to heal our ecosystems.
Hosted by Sustainable Woodstock with presenter Cat Buxton. Cat works on topics such as soil and ecosystem health, community resilience, composting, water catchment, landscape planning, monitoring landscape function, and increasing biodiversity.

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The Basics of Forest Carbon Management for Landowners

Thursday April 15, 2021 5:30- 6:30PM
Virtual- Zoom

Join Ali Kosiba, state Climate Forester, to learn the basics of managing your forest for carbon. Ali has a Ph.D. in Natural Resources and an M.S. in Forest Science from UVM. She will discuss how forests sequester and store carbon, and the various ways landowners can take a more active role in this process.

Dr. Ali Kosiba is the Climate Forester for the State of Vermont, Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, where she works to better understand and manage forests under climate change. Her background is in forest ecophysiology, which means that she considers how trees respond to environmental change and how those changes impact the larger forest ecosystem. She lives in the foothills of the Green Mountains in Bolton where she can often be found wandering in the woods.

Hosted by Sustainable Woodstock’s Forest Carbon Action Group.

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