Climate-palooza at Exeter Town Hall

Join townsfolk on Tuesday, February 6th at the old town hall to find out what various entities in town have been doing to help us all plan for and adapt to the changing climate. This free open house runs from 4:30 to 7:30pm and free childcare and snacks are provided.

Get a map at the door and saunter through the various tables; meet the green leaders in town, find out about electric cars, stroll along a faux water-trail that mimics the real thing, see the sea-level / river-rise maps, read the text of a ballot warrant on offshore wind in NH, ask how you can help “ban the bottle and single-use plastics” in town, and much more!

This will be a very inspiring evening 🙂

climate open house Exeter Feb 6


Energize360 Group-Buy Discount Extended to Sept 30th

energize 360 exeter smuttynoseJoin us at anyone of these events to find out how you can get big discounts while making your home more energy efficient.

In Exeter, the event is Tuesday, September 12th 6:30-7:30pm at the historic Old Town Hall, 9 Front St. (Doors open at 6:15pm. Light snacks provided.)

If you would rather get your info in a party-like atmosphere, then RSVP for the Aug. 31st event at Smuttynose Brewery. First 50 RSVPs get a ticket for a free beer!

Discounts available in Exeter, Brentwood, Kensington, Hampton, Stratham, Rye, New Castle, Newmarket, and Strafford.  Vetted vendors include ReVision Energy, Yankee Thermal Imaging, and NH Saves.

More at

“Energize 360”: Group-buy discounts in Exeter

program runs June 15 – August 31, 2017

Take control of your energy future…

save money while saving the planet 🙂 

WHAT: Your neighbors are now paying less for heating and cooling. They got big discounts to weatherize and/or install sustainable energy devices via the grassroots advocacy project at . Come to the Exeter library (Monday, July 24th, 2017 from 6:30-7:30pm) and hear your neighbors tell their story, and ask them questions. Vetted vendors will be there, lists of government rebates, tier pricing for group-buys and more. Find out actual dollar amounts. Bring your energy bills and bring your calculator!

solar open house exeter nh energize 360
solar open house in Exeter, June 2017, with reps from ReVision Energy & Yankee Thermal Imaging

Available June 15-August 31 and includes:

  • Exeter,
  • Hampton,
  • Madbury,
  • New Castle,
  • Newmarket,
  • Rye,
  • Strafford
  • and Stratham NH



WHO: In the spring of 2017, a local grassroots group calling themselves “Energize 360” offered a way to empower folks to easily achieve energy efficiency and sustainable energy by doing all the legwork for you. They vetted and can vouch for specific reliable local vendors with whom they negotiated group-buy discounts and other incentives, as well as a donation to a “social bank” to benefit a community energy project, (to be voted on by participants in each town.)

Exeter NH Transition Town is thrilled to partner with Energize 360 to bring this program to Exeter for you!

 “Energy Info Session” is Monday, July 24th, 2017 6:30-7:30pm
Exeter Public Library, Community Room, doors open at 6:15pm


The Butterfly Effect

Exeter Dam Free Climate March 2017 montage

On an unusually warm spring day, the Dam-Free Fest was held alongside the raging river at the site of the recent dam removal. Children, bubbles, flowers, and colorful art filled the park. Early on, folks participated in yoga by the river, poster and button-making, and just chatting with friends they hadn’t seen all winter.

Transition Town and FUUSE Artivists used the river fence as a gallery to hang their Clean Energy Vision mural, photos of the dam removal project, and large banners that were part of their art-installation in support of clean energy (spinning wind turbines and all), and created lots of boldly-colored sidewalk art. T.E.A.M., who promotes the local art and music scene, had a very active table with info on upcoming shows and festivals. Much of the day was filmed by Exeter TV 98, as part of a dam documentary.

mural on Exeter NH river fence

Think globally, act locally it is said. 375 similar marches were held around the globe that same day, including 200,000 people in Washington, DC, who formed a circle around the White House in support of a healthy climate. Our small town rally was the first time many folks had marched, or witnessed a climate march. Our mini-march was peaceful and fun, and perhaps helps to open a discussion among neighbors of differing minds.

Local folks are now encouraged to interrogate their own life and see where they need to divest from some things, and invest in others – from lightbulbs, to cars, to food, to energy, to portfolios: the Butterfly Effect.


Short video by TV98 here:

Dam-Free Fest and Climate Mini-March April 29, 1-3 pm

artivists Exeter mural 2017 with model dog ChaseCome for all or just part of the afternoon to this family-friendly water festival in Exeter, celebrating the removal of the dam and more.


1:00 to 3:00 pm

Inside Exeter Public Library Children’s Room: kids eco-planting 1-3pm

Outside Children’s coloring table, button making table, poster making for 3pm mini-march, etc., viewing of Artivists 8’ mural “Clean Energy Exeter” and other art displays celebrating Earth Week, the river and sustainability!

Info tables: 350NH, Artivists  for Social Change, Exeter NH TransitionTown,  UU Clean Energy Team, YogaLife,  and more…

 BIG NEWS! ReVIsion Energy will be introducing their new community solar project for Exeter: “360 Community Solar” –  come ask Tom about it!


2:00 pm Children’s yoga in the park by YogaLife of Exeter/Let’s Get Movin’

2:30 pm Adult yoga in the park by YogaLife of Exeter

(BYO mats, or stand in the grass. 20 minute sessions, free)


3:00 pm Sidewalk mini-march across Great Bridge to String Bridge and back to Founders Park. Make a sign celebrating the earth and its waters at the event, or bring your own:   be clever and be nice! This is a peaceful and fun family rally. No dogs in park.


This march/rally in solidarity with’s DC Climate March and sister marches happening on 4/29 around the globe …in support of  climate, jobs, and justice. 

Use #PeoplesClimate  #ClimateMarch  #WhyImarch to share your pictures on social media. Thanks!  




Please use municipal parking lot in center of town, see google maps.

dam free fest poster final2


“Artists for Social Change” group forms in Exeter, NH

Working Mission: To create art that speaks to the soul to educate, inspire, and transform divisiveness into re-connection, with a view to a more uplifting future for all.

Look for their traveling eco-mural around town this spring!

All local artists welcome to join, send email to

Read all about it in the Portsmouth Herald

#GivingTuesday and Beyond

Let’s share our abundance with others!

If you are like me, the thoughts of giving tangible holidays gifts to others causes some discomfort. This year our family is trying something new and gifting local charities instead of ourselves. We will use this “Choose-A-Charity” graphic to coordinate our charitable donations. How? Easy! Here are the directions:

  1. Print and pass this poster around your family & friends
  2. Each person chooses a charity by penciling in their name below
  3. Return to the owner
  4. Instead of a Christmas gift, owner donates in your name
  5. Completed poster is hung in a special place for the season

You can work on it before the big day, during, or after. It makes for meaningful discussions with your family! Then hang the completed poster with your other holiday greeting cards or post it on the fridge for the rest of the season.You can even make copies of the completed poster and mail it to the family members for them to display. This poster is made to show local charities in Exeter, NH. Scroll way down for a blank customizable poster.

“We have so much and we don’t need more, instead let’s help to even the score.”



Dont forget page 2, so folks can understand the “Mission” of each charity!! (PS. customizable version at very bottom, keep scrolling down)


Would you like to customize the poster?

  1. Download this blank one below to your computer (by clicking on it and choosing SAVE IMAGE AS),
  2. then open the picture, “copy” it, then open a WORD doc and past it in,
  3. then add six text boxes over the gifts (using command”wrap= in front of”) and type in white font 11pt.

Or if that seems too complicated…. just print the picture then use a Sharpie to write on the gifts!

(Then also don’t forget to type your own “legend” for the backside!)