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A Sense of Wonder

Available for Streaming June 22nd

6/22/21

Virtual Screening, Free for all

Reserve Tickets online at: senseofwonder.eventbrite.com

View Trailer for a Sense of Wonder

June 22nd 12:00 AM-11:30 PM: film is open to watch

June 23rd 6 PM: Post-film discussion with senior scientist Tierra Curry, Center for Biological Diversity

When pioneering environmentalist Rachel Carson published "Silent Spring" in 1962, the backlash from her critics thrust her into the center of a political maelstrom. Despite her private persona, her convictions about the risks posed by chemical pesticides forced her into the role of controversial public figure. Using many of Miss Carson's own words, actress Kaiulani Lee embodies this extraordinary woman in a documentary style film which depicts Carson in the final year of her life. Struggling with cancer, Carson recounts with both humor and anger the attacks by the chemical industry, the government and the press as she focuses her limited energy to get her message to Congress and the American people.

We will be joined for a Q&A post-film with guest Tierra Curry. Curry is a senior scientist at the Center for Biological Diversity where she leads the Saving Life on Earth campaign to end the global extinction crisis. She works nationally with individuals and groups in support of celebrating and protecting biodiversity. She specializes in freshwater species and monarch butterflies.

Beautifully shot in HD by Academy Award®-winning cinematographer, Haskell Wexler, at Carson's cottage in Maine, the film is an intimate and poignant portrait of Carson's life as she emerges as America's most successful advocate for the natural world. Based on Kaiulani Lee's popular play of the same name.

Free and open to all. Donations are welcome and go to support our local arts community. Make donations at https://pentanglearts.org/get-involved/donations/

Hosted by Sustainable Woodstock and Pentangle Arts. Made possible by our underwriters VERMONT COMMUNITY FOUNDATION and MASCOMA BANK and sponsors Ellaway Group, The Unicorn, and Mark Knott DDS.

Green Drinks- Forest Carbon Markets for Small Landowners

Green Drinks–Forest Carbon Markets for Small Landowners

June 17th 5:30-6:30 pm

Location: virtual

Reserve your Free  spot here

The Family Forest Carbon Program (FFCP) is an innovative forest carbon program launched in partnership by The Nature Conservancy’s American Forest Carbon Initiative and the American Forest Foundation. FFCP provides landowners who are enrolled with incentive payments to implement select sustainable forestry practices that increase carbon sequestration and storage, while also improving the health of the forest. Come learn about the program and how landowners can get involved! Presented by Jim Shallow, Director of Strategic Conservation Initiatives, The Nature Conservancy -Vermont.

More info on the Family Forest Carbon Program:

This program relies on a new, innovative methodology that takes a practice-based approach, in which the program measures the carbon sequestered based on forest stock changes seen through the landowner taking a positive action from certain practices. This replaces the more time-intensive, traditional forest carbon inventory method, cutting costs to the landowner by 75% and thereby opening carbon markets to smaller landowners. TNC and AFF will be launching a FFCP pilot in Vermont this summer.

Forest Carbon Works: Providing Carbon Market Access for Smaller Landowners

July 19th, 5:30-6:30

Location: virtual

Register here

Forest Carbon Works (FCW) is a public benefit company that creates easy access to the carbon market for private woodland owners in the United States with a minimum of 40 acres. Join Sarah Ford, FCW New England Regional Forester, to learn more about pre-requisites, benefits, and current projects.

About FCW:

An offshoot of EP Carbon—a carbon-project development firm that has been working globally for the past ten years—FCW is the first company to successfully verify and sell carbon credits generated from a small, privately owned property in the United States. FCW's simple, landowner-friendly membership services remove the complex processes for developing carbon projects, and members receive annual payments from carbon credit sales. With projects under way in Oregon, Vermont, and Maine, Forest Carbon Works is growing rapidly! In addition to providing carbon market access for smaller landowners, FCW carbon projects also support economically viable, long-term forest conservation and sustainable management for woodland owners throughout the United States.

https://forestcarbonworks.org/how-projects-work/

Hosted by Sustainable Woodstock's Forest Carbon Action Group

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