Electric Car Test Drive Event in Exeter NH

The Exeter Energy cmte would like to extend an invitation to you to join us at the town hall for a National Drive Electric Week event to educate folks on EVs:
Sunday morning, September 15,
9 to noon
Exeter Town Hall, 9 Front Street
Please stop by, get a cup of coffee, and take a test drive or just look around at the local owner showcase at the bandstand.
New this year we will host a small sustainability fair of info tables and coffee inside the town hall. And we have drafted an invite to all presidential candidates to stop by and say hi if they are in the area. Who knows who, if any, will show…
Poster is attached. We would appreciate it if you could share it with your people/lists if you can. Thanks!
NDEW exeter NH sept 15 2019

“NH Clean Energy Outlook” panel

People who are interested in what the trends are for a NH clean-energy future will not want to miss this free educational event in Exeter on Wednesday, March 27th 7-8pm at the Exeter Town Hall, 9 Front Street. This is a great chance to peer into the future and glean some information beneficial to your daily life, job duties, pocket book, or personal projects.
Some of the topics covered will include: rebates and incentives for energy efficiency for homes, businesses and municipalities, current NH legislative and Public Utility initiatives affecting energy policy, offshore wind, and electric vehicle infrastructure.
A panel of speakers will include; Brian Buckley of the Office of the Consumer Advocate (oca.nh.gov), Joseph Van Gombos of Unitil for NHSAVES, and Jessica Wilcox of Granite State Clean Cities Coalition (GSCCC) & NH Department of Environmental Services/Mobile Sources Section. Henry Herndon of Clean Energy NH will moderate.
This free educational event is for the general public, as well as town energy committees and officials, business/sustainability managers, and NH legislators.march 27 energy panel Exeter

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 www.Energize360.org

“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 www.Energize360.org . 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 350.org’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