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Independence Day Celebration at Hanford Mills Museum

July 4th event offers old-fashioned family fun

[East Meredith, New York, June 19, 2019] It’s going to be a BYOF celebration at Hanford Mills Museum on July 4th. That’s bring your own frog for the frog jumping contests. No frog? No problem. Organizers say that watching the contests are just as much fun. The Independence […]

New York: Four Important Local Climate Events

1. Public Service Commission Hearing on new proposed gas pipeline: Wednesday, April 10 , 2-4 and 6-8 National Grid has just publicly proposed to build a new fracked gas pipeline, called the Pipeline E37 Reliability and Resiliency Project, traversing Bethlehem, East and North Greenbush. (This plan has been two years in the making.). They have […]

Upper Valley Energy News – February 2019

Vital Communities Updates Last month, we hosted our Weatherize kick-off events, drawing more than 150 people to learn about our eight-town campaign. Don’t worry if you didn’t make it to your town’s kick-off event—residents of Andover, Canaan, Enfield, Newbury, New London, Sutton, Warner, and Wilmot can request their $100 home energy audit any time before […]

At the VECAN Conference: an Afternoon Workshop

Transportation Efficiency & Electrification New Tools, Programs and Funds

Kia Niro EV

This workshop will be presented by Dave Roberts of Drive Electric Vermont and Ross MacDonald of Go! Vermont.

There is much buzz about leveraging the state’s VW settlement funds to expand electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and buses. Paired together with Go! […]

At the VECAN Conference: a Morning Workshop

Municipal Solar: Opportunities and Challenges

SunGen Sharon Solar Farm in Sharon (Wikimedia Commons)

This workshop will be presented by Olivia Campbell Andersen of Renewable Energy Vermont, Chad Farrell of Encore Renewable Energy, and Geoff Urbanik of the Town of Colchester.

Municipal solar energy is an important cost- and carbon-saving option for many municipalities. This […]

At the VECAN Conference: a Morning Workshop

Land Use, Transportation, and Housing for Low Carbon Communities

Solar-Power-at-Scott-Farm-in-Dummerston, Vermont. Wikimedia Commons.

This workshop will be given by Kate McCarthy of the Vermont Natural Resources Council, Deb Sachs of EcoStrategies, and Eileen Peltier of Downstreet Housing

Smart growth approaches to land use are a cornerstone to decarbonizing our communities. At the center of […]

At the VECAN Conference: an Afternoon Workshop

Communicating Beyond the Choir: Persuading Policy Makers and More People to Act

People’s Climate March 2014 (Wikimedia Commons)

This workshop will be presented by Michael Shank, Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance / Urban Sustainability Directors Network.

Want to learn to make the choir sing but also dramatically expand the chorus on climate action? Want tested […]

At the VECAN Conference: a Morning Workshop

Harnessing the Power of Digital Tools to Advance Climate and Energy Goals

Pollution (When this image was new, a Google search I did on it guessed it was Donald Trump. – GHH)

Presented by Bob Farnham, Bob the Green Guy; Rob Fish, Energy Action Network; and Ian Hitchcock, Vermont Natural Resources Council

At this […]

At the VECAN Conference: an Afternoon Workshop

Beneficial Electrification: A Key Decarbonization Strategy

There will be seven afternoon workshops. This one will be presented by Jeff Monder, Green Mountain Power; Anne Margolis, Vermont Public Service Department; and Jock Gill, Peacham Energy Committee, and low-carbon lifestyle homeowner

Georgia Mountain wind farm (georgiamountain.com)

Beneficial electrification (or strategic electrification) is a term for replacing […]

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The 2019 Legislative Look Forward

Vermont State House (Wikipedia)

A work session on legislative activity will be presented by Senator Becca Balint, Senator Christopher Bray, and Lauren Hierl of the Vermont Conservation Voters.

Now, more than ever, strong state policy is required to do our part to mitigate against a warming world and ensure […]