2022 Green Drinks

2022 Upper Valley Green Drinks Events

Green Drinks
Green Drinks–Recycling, Composting, and Waste Q&A

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Thursday January 20, 2021 5:30- 6:30PM
Virtual- Zoom

What did you do with your holiday tree, turkey, trimmings, and trash?
Do you know if your electronics are “covered” or “non-covered”?
Do you know what the most valuable recyclable item is in your container?
Is source separation better than single stream?
Are you stockpiling items because you don’t know what to do with them?
Does a thermometer with red liquid contain mercury?
How’s that food scrap sorting?
Get answers and ask questions on January 20th at our monthly Green Drinks series. Ham Gillett from the Greater Upper Valley and Southern Windsor/Windham Counties solid waste management districts will join us to debunk fake recycling news, give updates, and tell you how to dispose of items you never even knew you had! Submit your questions ahead of time or not.

 

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Green Drinks–How Efficiency Vermont Can Help Your Small Business

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Thursday February 17, 2021 5:30- 6:30PM
Virtual- Zoom

Join Becca White from Efficiency Vermont (EVT) to learn how EVT can help local small businesses save energy. Hear examples from local businesses, and learn cost-effective ways you can save energy and money, and what incentives are available to help you get started. This information is for all Vermont businesses and, for a limited time, Efficiency Vermont is conducting free energy consultations with businesses in Woodstock and surrounding towns– join us to learn more!

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Green Drinks–Maple Sugaring in Askaskwiwajoak (the Green Mountains)

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Thursday March 10, 2021 5:30- 6:30PM
Virtual- Zoom

Maple sugaring has deep roots in Vermont’s cultural heritage and economy, and yet the original sugar-makers of the region – the Abenaki – are often left out from the historical narrative. In this talk, presenter Alexander Cotnoir will discuss the lesser-known traditions of maple sugaring among the region’s Abenaki communities, including historical practices as well as the resurgence of sugaring on tribal lands today. He will also discuss how the threats facing this age-old practice – bolstered by global climate change – are emblematic of the continued threats to Indigenous sovereignty communities face across the country today.

 

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Green Drinks–How to Buy an EV or Hybrid Plug In Electric Car

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Thursday April 14, 2021 5:30- 6:30PM
Virtual- Zoom

Have you been considering an electric vehicle, but don’t know where to start? Join us to learn the advantages of plug-in electric cars, and how you can save money in the long run by driving one. Vermont has numerous incentives available right now! (If your primary residence is out of state, perhaps your state has similar offerings!)

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Green Drinks: Tri-Valley Transit micro project at The Thompson Center

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Thursday May 19, 2021 5:30- 6:30PM
Virtual- Zoom

Did you know that the Thompson Center offers one of the only public transportation services in the Woodstock Area? The Thompson Center offers a variety of supportive services through their Aging at Home program, including an upcoming micro-transit project with Tri-Valley Transit. Join Executive Director Deanna Jones and Mike Reiderer, Tri-Valley Transit Community Relations Manager, to learn more.

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Green Drinks–Managing Invasive Plants

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Thursday June 9, 2021 5:30- 6:30PM
Virtual- Zoom

Join Invasive Plant Assistant Coordinator Lina Swislocki to learn about invasive plant species in Vermont. Lina will cover common invasive plants, how to identify and treat them, and resources that can help people get started on their own projects.

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