Comprehensive Energy Plan Chapter
East End Park
As an organization that conceives and develops projects and initiatives for the betterment of the environment and the public good, it has been Sustainable Woodstock’s honor to be entrusted from 2009–2020 with planning and developing the East End Project, and with creating the East End Park.
When the park was completed in early 2021, we transferred long-term stewardship of the East End Project to the Town of Woodstock and the Woodstock Community Trust as part of that organization’s mission to improve the quality of life in Woodstock.
Sustainable Woodstock’s Energy Action and Transportation Group hosted an annual Solar Showcase from 2017–2019.The Showcase coincided with the annual Taste of Woodstock event and featured solar installers from our region. Participants could enter to win solar raffle prizes and meet with solar installers to sign up for free home site visits and solar consults.
Thank You to Our Past Sponsors:
Past Recycling Projects
Sustainable Woodstock helped develop a recycling policy for community events, facilitated the installation of recycling bins throughout the Village, and historically provided recycling services at public events, including the Road to the Pogue, Covered Bridges Half Marathon and the Trek to Taste (pictured here). We typically diverted 90+% of trash to recycling and compost at those events.
Solarize Pomfret & Woodstock
With the help of Vital Communities, Sustainable Woodstock and Catamount Solar partnered together to for the Solarize Upper Valley initiative. Between 2014-2016, residents in Woodstock and Pomfret signed up for 25 new solar arrays in our communities. With over 50 known solar arrays in our area now, we were able to double the amount of solar we had in 2014!
Woodstock Area Non-Profit Network
Woodstock Access Group
Sustainable Woodstock participated in an ad hoc group of local residents, business owners, professionals and nonprofits which discussed the issue of accessibility in the Village of Woodstock. The group saw the need for a master plan to address accessibility within the community as well as establish priorities, clarify rules, identify the tools and resources to get it done, get a sense of the economic benefits and effectively educate the whole community (businesses and residents) on the issues and the process.
Woodstock Area Flood Relief Fund
Following the devastating damage done by tropical storm Irene in August 2011, Sustainable Woodstock was proud to have stepped up to take on the task of administering the Woodstock Area Flood Relief Fund, coordinating both the solicitation of funds and the grant distribution process. Through the generosity of hundreds of individuals and organizations both inside and outside the community, as well as support from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the fund raised $425,000 and provided significant flood recovery help to more than 125 families in Barnard, Bridgewater, Killington, Pomfret, Reading and Woodstock.
Sustainable Emergency Services Building
Sustainable Woodstock partnered with Woodstock’s EMS personnel, Town of Woodstock, Efficiency Vermont and Intermunicipal Regional Energy Coordinator to make the new Philip B. Swanson Public Safety Facility net-zero ready for energy, thus saving thousands of dollars in propane costs over time and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent.