Sustainable Williston will kick off its new Sustainable Energy series with a presentation from Vermont solar energy company SunCommon at 6pm on Monday, May 4th at the Dorothy Alling Library in Williston. Learn about costs, benefits, and opportunities for home and community solar power, and bring your questions. Free and open to all. Light refreshments will be served.
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Sustainable Williston’s Water Quality Task Force is joining forces with the Lake Champlain Committee and Williston Recreation and Parks to clean up pet waste from our community areas and prevent it from being washed into our rivers, streams, and lakes. Come join us on April 25th! Meet at the picnic shelter near the skate park on the east side of Williston Central School.
Way to Go! Vermont is a carbon cutting challenge that encourages New Englanders to save by biking, walking, carpooling, working from home, or riding the bus, created by a group of more than 25 partner organizations throughout Vermont.
You can sign up to participate as an individual, team, business, or school. It’s a great opportunity to explore your options and push the envelope to find better and more sustainable ways to get around.
For example, did you know about the program that offers free commuter protection when you take a bus or carpool to work? If you need to get home unexpectedly–because of a sick family member or an emergency, for instance–the program will pay for you to get there, even if you have to take a taxi.
Vermont is a challenging place to get around car use, but we have some surprising and inspiring tools to get the job done. Sign up for Way to Go! Vermont and bring more of them into your travel toolbox.
Sustainable Williston’s main or steering group will meet at 7:15pm this Thursday, April 16th, in the community room downstairs at the Dorothy Alling Library. All who are interested in sustainability issues are welcome to attend. Our agenda will include
Presentations from each of our task forces
April Stools Day (a community event cleaning up pet waste in and around the recreation path to benefit water quality)
An upcoming series of articles we’ll be doing with the Observer
Hosting a presentation series on topics like electric cars, solar panels, lowering heating bills, and other energy topics
Waterbury Local Energy Action Partnership will hold its 9th LEAP ENERGY FAIR Saturday, April 11, 2015
9 AM – 3 PM Event is FREE!
Crossett Brook Middle School Gym, Duxbury, VT
TOUR 75 exhibits and talk with dozens of experts about energy audits, solar power, heat pumps, weatherization, geothermal, biomass, pellet stoves and much more
LEARN how to reduce fuel bills, save energy and shrink emissions
PARTICIPATE in break-out discussions on: Sustainable Transportation; Air & Ground Source Heat Pumps; Going Solar; and Weatherization.
KIDS can enjoy a free show by Marko the Magician at 11AM
FREE electronics recycling onsite
The Fair draws 700 attendees and exhibit space sells out every year. Local green energy companies that would like to exhibit at the LEAP Energy Fair are encouraged to contact Ned Houston as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hosted by the volunteers of Waterbury LEAP. Visit www.waterburyleap.org for more details.
ACORN (Addison County Relocalization Network) will hold their annual Sustainable Living Expo this Saturday at Middlebury Union High School, 73 Charles Avenue, Middlebury, Vermont.
The Sustainable Living Expo is a one-day exposition of workshops, exhibits and events promoting sustainable living in the Champlain Valley. The cost is $5 for adults, $2 for children. You can find out about transportation, ride sharing, program details, and all of the other particulars at http://acornvt.org/sle2015/.