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Upcoming Events

Green Drinks: Hydro Power Happy Hour

Green Drinks– Hydro Power Happy Hour

Thursday August 19th, 5:30-6:30 PM

Location: virtual

Register here

The Wilder, Bellows Falls, and Vernon hydro-electric facilities on the Connecticut River started the process of securing new operating licenses from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2012. Final license applications were submitted in December 2020. While Great River Hydro, the owner, proposed operational changes for their three dams that will result in a big win for the river, there are more opportunities to advocate for regarding recreation, fish passage, and cultural properties. Join CRC River Steward Kathy Urffer to find out more about changes to how these facilities will operate and additional concerns that have not been addressed. Find out how you can take action to make a difference for your rivers!

 

Film Screening: Racing Extinction

Film Screening–Racing Extinction

Tuesday August 24th, open for 24 hours

Location: virtual

Reserve your Free  spot here

Oscar®-winning director Louie Psihoyos (THE COVE) assembles a team of artists and activists on an undercover operation to expose the hidden world of endangered species and the race to protect them against mass extinction. Spanning the globe to infiltrate the world’s most dangerous black markets and using high tech tactics to document the link between carbon emissions and species extinction, RACING EXTINCTION reveals stunning, never-before seen images that truly change the way we see the world.

This film will be available to screen for 24 hours on August 24th.

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.

Natural Skin Care Using Herbs: Introducing St. John's Wort Oil

Sunday August 8th, 2-3:30 PM

Location: Billings Community Garden

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We will be exploring the many aspects of St. John's wort including where to look for it and how to identify and harvest it responsibly. This will include its active constituents and the medicinal uses for this herb. We will learn how to make St. John's wort oil, tea and flower essence. Participants should bring a small glass container and a small bottle of olive oil.

06th Jan 2019

Preschool Announces First Community Solar Array

by Tesha Buss Rainbow Playschool is thrilled to have joined forces with Sustainable Woodstock in creating the first Community Solar Array at our new location at 281 North Barnard Road...

Power of One

by Michael J. Caduto From the tropics to the polar regions, climate change is having outsized impacts on environments around the world, so it’s only natural that our thinking focuses...

20th Dec 2018

300 Carbon Sequestration Projects Nationwide

by Lynn Peterson In a recent article in Science magazine, “Natural Climate Solutions for the United States,” 38 top scientists report that optimizing existing sources that remove (sequester) CO2 could...