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Wednesday, July 18th, 2007
8:01 am
Climate Change Lecture Series
The Mount Washington Observatory is pleased to announce "Science in the Mountains - Climate Change Lecture Series", on six consecutive Wednesday nights this summer. The Series will take place at the Observatory's Weather Discovery Center, 2779 Main Street, North Conway, New Hampshire (at the north end of the village, next to Citizens Bank, across from the Eastern
Slope Inn). The programs are FREE and open to all. The Series is presented with the support of the University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, WMWV, Red Jacket Mountain View Resort, and Dwell Creative. Programs start at 7:00 P.M. Capacity is limited, so early arrival is recommended. Light refreshments will be served.

Here's a brief line-up of the SeriesCollapse )
7:55 am
Strawbale construction in Pakistan, slide show, Brattleboro, VT
On Wednesday July 25 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm in the Brattleboro Savings and Loan Community Room, Sarah Machtey, co-founder of the Brattleboro Area Natural-building Group, will show slides of her experiences with strawbale construction in Pakistan.

In October of 2005 nearly all of the housing stock in the northern Pakistan town of Hillkot was destroyed when a massive earthquake hit the mountainous region. Sarah recently spent five and a half weeks helping introduce strawbale construction, assisting in a training/rebuilding project using baled straw with earthen plasters. Her pictures will include details of the unique strawbale building process, observations of other building techniques, earthquake devastation, and other scenes from Pakistan.

This presentation is jointly sponsored by the Windham Environmental Coalition (WEC) and the Brattleboro Area Natural-building Group. (BANG) Please come to the rear of the building by 7 pm and ring the bell for admittance. Information: 254-2522.
7:31 am
Building Sustainable Communities Forum, Brattleboro, VT

Post Oil Solutions

"Building Sustainable Communities" Forum

3rd Wednesday of each month

7:00 PM

Room 2 East

Marlboro Center Graduate School, Brattleboro


19 September:

Community Supported Renewable Energy. This forum will be keynoted by Greg Pahl, author of the recently published, The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook: Community Solutions to a Global Crises. It will also feature a panel discussion with representatives from VPIRG, the Windham Energy Group (a project of POS), the Putney Energy Group, and the Brattleboro District Energy Project. Participants will talk about their community energy projects—how they’re organizing them, as well as the financial, legal, and political obstacles that need to be overcome—with a particular focus on projects underway in Marlboro, Putney, and Brattleboro.

17 October:

Permaculture: Moving Towards Sustainability. Our presenter this evening will be Jono Neiger, an ecologist, land steward, and permaculture designer and teacher since 1996. Permaculture is a holistic landscape design system that integrates ethics, design principles, and efficient and appropriate use of resources, to create regenerative, productive, and beautiful landscapes. Aided by his beautiful slides, Jono will discuss ecological design and explore projects incorporating natural building, perennial food crops, organic gardening, greenhouses, beekeeping, eco-forestry, appropriate technology, and community.

14 November:

Efficiency Vermont. Rachael Pendleton, a business development specialist at Efficiency Vermont, will give a presentation and answer questions about EV. Efficiency Vermont is the nation's first statewide provider of energy efficiency services. Created in 2000 by the Vermont legislature and the Vermont Public Service Board to help all Vermonters save energy, reduce energy costs and protect Vermont's environment, EV is operated by an independent, non-profit organization under contract to the Vermont Public Service Board. It provides technical advice, financial assistance and design guidance to help make Vermont homes, farms, schools and businesses energy efficient.

19 December:

Community Celebration. We will conclude our first year of monthly forums with a gathering of organizations and individuals to celebrate the work we have all been doing over the past 12 months to help make our region a more sustainable community. The evening will feature pot luck desserts, reports from various groups on their work, and an inspiring film with which to end 2007 and begin 2008.

The forums are free, though contributions to POS to help support its various projects are always welcomed. Light refreshments are provided. For further information: info@postoilsolutions.org or 802 869 2141

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