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2021 CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING IDEAS

Sustainable Woodstock will not be able to accept Christmas Trees at our Community Garden at Billings Farm this year.

Christmas Tree recycling is an Earth-friendly way to return your tree to the soil. Here are several options and suggestions:
1. If you have a bit of woodland where you can recycle your tree (or if you have a friend or family member who would agree to allowing you to do so on their land): Return the tree to the soil by taking it into the forest, trimming off the branches and laying them flat on the ground, along with the stem.
2. A wildlife-friendly option: We often stand our old Christmas tree up outdoors near the bird feeder for the duration of the winter, providing a bit of evergreen shelter for visiting birds. (When springtime arrives, simply follow option 1.)
We will continue to investigate and let you know about other Christmas tree recycling options.

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

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

Thursday January 20th, 5:30-6:30 PM

Location: virtual

Register here

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.

 

Film Screening: The Pollinators

Film Screening–The Pollinators

Tuesday January 25th-30th

Location: virtual

Reserve your Free spot here

The Pollinators is a cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we all eat.

The filmmakers speak with farmers, scientist, chefs, economists and academics along the way to give a broad perspective about the threats to honey bees and what it means to our food security.

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, Yankee Bookshop, and Mark Knott DDS.

Healthy Forest Management Practices for Carbon Markets

by Zachariah Ralph This past week two dozen foresters, loggers, conservation commissioners and carbon enthusiasts met for our first meeting of the Forest Carbon Action Group (FCAG). Our goal is...

17th Jan 2019

Local Students Study Impact of Food Waste on Climate Change

by Colby Eaton Each day, our Earth’s climate is changing—slowly, but surely. Unexpectedly, one of the main reasons is due to food waste. Food waste is responsible for 8 percent...

12th Jan 2019

A Sustainable Future

by Amanda Kuhnert In Vermont, nature is an integral part of our everyday lives. Much more than a beautiful backdrop, the natural world supports us in all we do. We...