Ham Gillett explains Vt.’s universal recycling law

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REGION – Ham Gillett, Act 146 outreach coordinator for the Greater Upper Valley and Southern Windsor/Windham solid waste management districts, His job is to inform and update the public on the requirements, protocols and deadlines of the Vermont’s 2012 universal … Continued

Sustainable Fair packs the day with activities

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ALSTEAD, N.H. – Seeds of tall climbing nasturtium, cosmos Sensation mix, Bloomsdale open pollinated spinach and giant snow peas sold for a buck a pack at the 12th annual Seed Celebration and Sustainable Community Fair. Orchard Hill Community on Old … Continued

Springfield Medical Care Systems goes solar


  SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – Thanks to contributions from donors, including a grant from the Jack & Dorothy Byrne Foundation, Springfield Medical Care Systems (SMCS) has installed a solar hot water system at its Springfield Health Center. The original intent of the … Continued

Get help with your weatherization needs


  CAVENDISH, Vt. – A pilot program encouraging homeowners in Cavendish and Proctorsville to invest in energy efficiency projects kicked off this January and an informational session will be held on Saturday, February 11 at 10:00 a.m. in the meeting … Continued

Please join the alternative energy committee

MT. HOLLY, Vt. – The Mount Holly Alternative Energy Committee will continue supporting and promoting net zero homes through alternative energy education. The objectives of the committee include: Providing the essential Information needed to make prudent decisions about our lifestyles … Continued

Village Roots Permaculture will be hosting a course


  ALSTEAD, N.H.- Are you wondering how to create positive change and build resilience into your own life, on your own land or within your own community? A Permaculture Design Course (PDC) can help you do just that, by helping … Continued

Purchase of trash compactor approved

          BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – Deliberation on the municipal recycling budget was a focal point of a recent Rockingham Town Selectboard meeting. The board agreed on a new line item for purchase of a trash compactor … Continued

14 Vermont towns to launch Weatherize Upper Valley

weatherize upper valley

  WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. —Vital Communities and volunteers in 14 Vermont towns will launch a new Weatherize Upper Valley initiative later this month to encourage more homeowners to invest in energy efficiency projects. Hartland, Hartford, Norwich, Thetford, Sharon, Royalton, … Continued

The Glean Team will soon have a cargo van


RUTLAND, Vt. -The Rutland Area Farm and Food Link, RAFFL, works to build connections for a strong agricultural economy and healthy community. Thanks to contributions from family, friends, and community members the RAFFL has completed their fundraising goal for a … Continued

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