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

New waste management methods are working

  REGION – Vermont’s Universal Recycling law (Act 148) goal was to reverse decades of long stagnant recycling and composting rates and it is working. The law requires recycling of “blue bin” recyclables (paper, cardboard, steel and aluminum cans and … Continued

Suncommon to host solar meeting

      LUDLOW, Vt. – SunCommon will be teaming up with The Good Commons Community Solar Project to discuss changing regulations for outfitting a home to use solar energy. The public informational meeting is at noon on Wednesday, Nov. … Continued

Solar goes to the dogs

    WINDSOR, Vt. – The war on global climate change is in full swing, with some Vermont citizens responding with batteries of solar panels, regiments of wind farms and help from Efficiency Vermont. Efficiency Vermont is a state-sponsored non-profit … Continued

Grafton and Windham reject wind power project

  WINDHAM, Vt. – After voters in Windham and Grafton both rejected a large-scale wind power project in their towns, the company says it will pull out. In Grafton, the wind project died by a vote of 235 to 158, … Continued

The 1996 Grafton flood and the 2016 vote on wind energy

    GRAFTON, Vt. – I thank the Grafton Select Board for inviting me to participate in the October 10, Hydrology Forum.   The forum was held to inform the public of the hydrologic, storm water, and flooding issues associated with … Continued

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