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Local Motion Upper Valley E-bike Lending Library Coming to Woodstock!

Would an E-Bike make your life easier? Find out for free!


Local Motion’s Upper Valley E-bike Lending Library will be in Woodstock Friday October 1st-Sunday 3rd. Borrowers will be able to check out an e-bike from the Norman Williams Library for 1 hour to find out how these bikes can replace car trips and transform their daily transportation needs. 


To reserve an e-bike head to: https://www.webreserv.com/uppervalleylendinglibrarynh


The fleet includes a variety of bikes at different price points, including a cargo bike with a rear rack and several standard bikes, all with an electric assist that helps riders get around with less effort and scale hills that previously seemed impossible.


E-bikes are a transportation option that is becoming more familiar and necessary, and the goal of this program is to introduce Vermonters to how they can be incorporated into everyday life and replace car trips. From commuting to work to picking up groceries and carrying kids to school, e-bikes provide an extra boost of power that makes miles feel shorter and cargo feel lighter.


The safety of customers and staff is our top priority, so Local Motion and Upper Valley Lending Library volunteers are adhering to all COVID-19 related government safety regulations and recommendations. The bikes are cleaned and disinfected between users, and masks for staff and customers are required at pick-up.

Contact Sustainable Woodstock with any questions at programs@sustainablewoodstock.org 

Green Drinks: Learn About Heat Pumps!

Green Drinks– Learn About Heat Pumps

Thursday September 16th, 5:30-6:30 PM

Location: virtual

Register at heatpumpvt.eventbrite.com

Modern cold-climate heat pumps are the ideal heating solution for Vermont homes – providing efficient year-round heating and cooling for your home without burning fossil fuels. Come learn the basics of how heat pumps work, the options for typical Vermont homes, and considerations you'll want to take when planning a heating replacement or upgrade.


This workshop is led by Matt Christie. Matt is an associate director for TRC. He consults to utilities and state agencies nationwide on residential energy efficiency and decarbonization policies and incentive programs. He has devoted his career to advancing all-electric and zero net energy residential buildings into the market.


Film Screening: The Nature Makers Film and Q&A with Director

Film Screening–The Nature Makers

Tuesday September 28th, open for 24 hours

Location: virtual

Reserve your Free spot here

Register for post-film Q&A here

Film is free to watch September 28, 12:00 AM-11:30 PM

Live Q&A with Director Scott Saunders: September 28, 7 PM

In a world increasingly dominated by humans, three teams of wildlife conservationists go to extraordinary and seemingly unnatural lengths to try to save three threatened species in the American heartland.

Stunningly photographed in the Grand Canyon and on the American prairie, “The Nature Makers” follows rugged biologists who’ve deployed helicopters, giant bulldozers and a host of human tools to defend wild nature. In the 21st century, defending the wild often requires, quite paradoxically, technology and aggressive human intervention.

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.

Electronics Recycling & Paper Shredding Day

Saturday October 16, 10 AM-1 PM

Location: Woodstock Union High School and Middle School

Sustainable Woodstock will offer a paper shredding and electronics waste (e-waste) collection event at the Woodstock Union High School and Middle School parking lot. Good Point Recycling will accept sensitive documents for shredding, as well as sued electronics for recycling, such as TVs, computers and monitors, peripherals, printers, telephones, electronic game consoles, handheld electronic devices, and stereo equipment. Documents will be collected and then shredded after the event. Masks required.

For more info contact director@sustainablewoodstock.org

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