Sustainable Williston Meets Thursday 5/4: Community Energy, Summer Reading, and More

Sustainable Williston, our community environment and sustainability group, will meet this Thursday, May 4th, at 7:15 PM at the Dorothy Alling Library. In addition to checking in on other news and projects, we’ll talk about a possible collaboration with the library and will get a walkthrough of Vermont’s new Community Energy Dashboard, a powerful tool for Vermont towns to collaborate on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Everyone living or working in Williston with an interest in sustainability is welcome.

April Stools Day Saturday, April 8th @ 9AM

After a late winter storm forced the event to be postponed, April Stools day is back on!

When: Saturday, April 8th at 9 AM

Where: Williston Community Park (and other locations) in Williston. Meet at 9 AM for “doo-ty” at the picnic shelter near the skate park on the east side of Williston Central School.

Why: Pet poop that is not picked up sends nutrients and bacteria into our waterways, eventually contaminating Lake Champlain

How: Join a community effort to clean up parks, sidewalks and trails and protect our waters. Gloves, bags, pails, and hand sanitizer will be provided. Participants will receive a package of lake note cards (while supplies last) and be entered into a drawing for cash prizes.

Questions: Contact Lori Fisher 802.658.1414 for more information. Hosted by Sustainable Williston, Williston Recreation & Parks, and the Lake Champlain Committee.

Sustainable Williston Seed Starting Social this Sunday, April 9th from 2-4PM

What: Sustainable Williston is sponsoring a seed starting social.

When: Sunday, April 9th from 2-4 PM

Where: Under the gazebo on the town green.

What to Expect: Bring a pack of seeds to share (left overs from last year’s are fine) and a few clean pots if you have them (single serving yogurt containers work great).  We’ll provide soil and will have some extra pots on hand (and of course more seeds). April is a great time to plant sees that indicate they should be sowed 4-6 weeks before the last frost date. This includes winter squash, watermelon, and some types of flowers and herbs. Kids are welcome with their accompanying adult.

RSVP: Please RSVP at http://www.sustainablewilliston.org/c
ontact/
 so that we know how much soil to have on hand. If you forget to RSVP, just come anyway.

Sustainable Williston meets Thursday, April 6th at 7:15 PM (Special Topic: Storm Water)

Sustainable Williston will meet Thursday evening at the Dorothy Alling Library at 7:15 PM. Becky Tharp, Manager of the Green Infrastructure Collaborative, a program of Lake Champlain Sea Grant and the Dept. of Environmental Conservation, will give an educational talk on storm water issues effecting our region. Becky’s presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A session. Come join the conversation!

Sustainable Williston meets Thursday, Feb 2, at 7:15 PM

Sustainable Williston will meet Thursday evening at the Dorothy Alling Library at 7:15. Currently we’re putting special effort into engagement, fun, and community events, including a tentative sustainability fair in May. Anyone interested in sustainability who lives or works in Williston is welcome.

Sustainable Williston Meets Thur 1/5 at 7:15 PM

Sustainable Williston will meet Thursday 1/5 at 7:15 PM. The planned location is the Dorothy Alling Library; in the unlikely event of a change, I’ll post here.

We’re working on plans for a variety of possible events for the future, such as seed starting, an Energy and Sustainability Fair, and your input and involvement are always be welcome. Everyone who lives or works in Williston is invited to attend.

Sustainable Williston Meets Thursday 12/1 at 7:15 PM

Sustainable Williston will hold our regular first Thursday meeting December 1st at 7:15 PM at the Dorothy Alling Library.

We’ll discuss the town plan, future social and outreach events, and more. Everyone who lives or works in Williston and is interested in sustainability and the environment is welcome.

Agenda for Thursday’s Meeting

Proposed Agenda: Sustainable Williston
Thu Oct 6, 2016, 7:15PM – Dorothy Alling Library

last updated 10/3/16 9:30 am

Our new rack cards have been printed and will be available to see at the meeting. Some can be taken if there’s anywhere any member would like to put them out.

Introductions, Sharing News and Information, Checking In                               10 min
Deborah won’t be able to attend this week.

Adoption of minutes from September meeting                                                      5 min

Birth Tree Celebration Report                                                                                10 min

Ideas for CCTA Williston-Essex Route                                                                  15 min
CCTA has a bus that leaves Walmart on the half hour and leaves Amtrak on the hour to go up and down Route 2A. Chapin hopes to see it expanded to meet Amtrak stops, but the route would need more riders. What ideas do we have for improving use of this line?

Town Plan                                                                                                                             15 min
Updates and discussion of any further steps

Harvest Festival report                                                                                             10 min
There are some good things to report about the Adams Harvest Festival, but overall it wasn’t a successful event for us in terms of connecting with community members. A brief report.

Luc paid in a little over $50 for some printed materials for the event and for additional rack cards

Community Outreach and Social Gatherings (ongoing)                                       15 min
Ideas and plans for events to allow Sustainable Williston members to get together more informally and/or to connect more with other Williston residents.

Sustainable Williston Meets Thu 10/6 at 7:15 PM

Sustainable Williston will hold our regular first Thursday meeting October 6th, at 7:15 PM at the Dorothy Alling Library.

We’ll discuss the town plan, our recent Birth Tree Celebration, future social and outreach events, the Williston-Essex bus line, and more. Our new rack cards will be available to check out. Everyone who lives or works in Williston and is interested in sustainability and the environment is welcome.