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Window Dressers Recap

Woodstock's Window Dressers Community Build

Here are some great stats from our build:

-We had over 80 volunteers join us to help

-We built 235 inserts for 26 families

-Window Dressers estimates that on average, 10 inserts will save 105 gallons of heating fuel — which at around $5.50/gallon, amounts to more than $550 in savings per year. That means we're saving ~2,467 gallons of fuel, or $13,571.

We would like to thank the North Universalist Chapel Society for hosting our week-long build in their social space, and to Mascoma Bank and the Canaday Family Charitable Trust for funding this project. Many thanks to the Woodstock Farmer’s Market for donating food for our volunteers. We are also grateful to our community of volunteers for stepping up to keep neighbors warm this winter, including volunteers from the Woodstock Rotary, North Chapel, Bethany Mennonite Church, Hypertherm, Woodstock Union High School and many others.

Green Drinks–Learn about Green Burial

Green Drinks–Learn about Green Burial

Thursday December 8th 5:30 PM

Location: virtual

Register here

Now that the cat is out of the bag on the disastrous environmental repercussions inherent in conventional vault burial and cremation, people are eager to find ways to dispose of our bodies after death that are dignified, affordable, and eco-conscious. Join us as we explore the facts about burial, plus initiatives that are in the works to solve this very real part of our global problem. We’ll talk about the redeeming qualities of natural burial as we seek to replace harmful death practices with those that contribute to climate resiliency.

Free Film Screening: Inhabitants

Free Film Screening: Inhabitants

Thursday December 15th-Thursday December 29th

Location: virtual

Reserve your Free spot here

Inhabitants follows five Native American Tribes across deserts, coastlines, forests, and prairies as they restore their traditional land management practices. For millennia Native Americans successfully stewarded and shaped their landscapes, but centuries of colonization have disrupted their ability to maintain traditional land management practices. From deserts, coastlines, forests, mountains, and prairies, Native communities are restoring their ancient relationships with the land. As the climate crisis escalates these time-tested practices of North America's original inhabitants are becoming increasingly essential in a rapidly changing world.

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.

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