Explore Electric Vehicles at the Sun CARnival Aug 16th

SunCommon, a Vermont solar installer, invites Vermonters to a free electric vehicle (EV) event at St. Mike’s on Sunday, August 16th:


  • EV owners will be available to talk candidly about what it’s like to own and operate an EV.
  • Drive Electric Vermont will be there to help you understand the differences between electric car models.
  • There will be many models of EVs at the EVent (with test rides available too!)
  • Grab a slice of complimentary pizza form Open Hearth Pizza then relax and play a little cornhole.
  • Last but not least, take a spin on an electric assist bicycle!

The details:
It’s the Sun CARnival at St. Michael’s!
St. Michael’s College
Klein Hall parking lot (off of Route 15 look for the signs!)
Colchester, VT 05439
Sunday August 16th, 1:00PM-4:00PM
Check out or Facebook EVent to let us know you can make it and to invite your friends!

SunCommon will be there all day visiting with community members and answering questions about going solar in Vermont while celebrating the clean energy connection between solar energy and electric vehicles. It’s an especially good time to introduce your friends and neighbors to solar considering that the sun is setting on the 30% Federal income tax credit for installing solar. They’ll thank you for it.

Learn about Electric Vehicles from this Drive Electric Vermont Presentation


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On June 15th, Dave Roberts of Drive Electric Vermont, an organization that works to help provide information and opportunities for Vermonters about electric vehicles (EVs), gave an eye-opening presentation to Williston residents about electric vehicles. Here, courtesy of Drive Electric … Continue reading

Build Your Own Rain Barrel in Williston July 25th

rain barrel workshop

The Town of Williston is offering a build-your-own rain barrel event July 25th. Here’s the announcement:

Summer is officially here! It’s the perfect time of year to consider incorporating the use of a rain barrel for lawn and landscaping needs. The Chittenden County Stream Team and the Town of Williston are hosting a workshop in Williston to help you build your own rain barrel. This workshop is meant for individuals interested in saving water and reducing stormwater runoff, which can carry pollutants to our streams and Lake Champlain. The water you save in a rain barrel can be used for watering lawns and flower gardens, washing your car or tools. Save water, save money, and save our streams all at the same time! In the workshop you will learn how to properly maintain and install a rain barrel and take home your own barrel.


What: Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop
When: Saturday, July 25th at 10 am
Where: The new Williston Department of Public Works building on Avenue A, off of Industrial Ave
Cost: $30


Pre-registration by Friday, July 10th is required and participation is limited to 30 rain barrels. Please pre-register by calling 802-288-8155 Ext 104 or by emailing: anna at winooski nrcd dot org


For more information about stormwater issues or volunteering in your community, please visit the Chittenden County Stream Team’s website:www.ccstreamteam.org

Photo by F Delventhal