Our Vision

George Perkins Marsh

Sustainable Woodstock, a not-for-profit organization founded in 2009, builds on Woodstock’s legacy as the birthplace of the modern conservation movement in its vision of a vibrant, inclusive, thriving community where we live sustainably, now and in the future.

Our mission is to inspire, educate and empower everyone to live environmentally, economically and socially responsible lives.

We serve the town of Woodstock, Vermont, and assist the surrounding communities of Pomfret, Barnard, Reading, Bridgewater, Brownsville, and Hartland.

East End Riverside Park (Photo: Zach Ralph)

We have action groups, not committees! Currently, these groups are focused on energy, economic development, the East End riverside park, community gardens, and community education — plus many other initiatives.

Although we initiate many of our own programs and activities, we also collaborate with and support several other community organizations to achieve mutual goals.



Sustainable Woodstock’s Annual Meeting

May 22, 2019

In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, Sustainable Woodstock hosted and entertained 110 friends and supporters for a delectable meal. We are extremely grateful for the support we receive from all of our individual donors, foundations and businesses, who make it all possible. Thank You!

The event featured:

    • Community Sustainability Awards

    • Updates on Sustainable Woodstock Activities

    • Delectable Food by Heart Rock Kitchen

Sustainable Woodstock was honored to host, as our featured speaker, Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society.

Due to the generously donated time and energy of videographer Sue Skaskiw (co-host of For the Animals) and producer Teo Zagar (Longshot Productions), you can now watch the 10th Anniversary edition of SW’s annual meeting online at the following links!

Captain Paul Watson is a marine wildlife conservation and environmental activist. Watson was one of the founding members and directors of Greenpeace. In 1977, he left Greenpeace and founded the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. A renowned speaker, accomplished author, master mariner and lifelong environmentalist, Captain Watson has been awarded many honors for his dedication to the oceans and to the planet. Among many commendations for his work, he received the Genesis Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1998, was named as one of the Top 20 Environmental Heroes of the 20th Century by Time Magazine in 2000 and was inducted into the U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame in Washington D.C. in 2002. He was also awarded the Amazon Peace Prize by the president of Ecuador in 2007. In 2012, Captain Watson became only the second person after Captain Jacques Cousteau to be awarded the Jules Verne Award, dedicated to environmentalists and adventurers.

Captain Paul Watson

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