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 🙂
Join 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.
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.
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:
Come 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!
THIS EVENT NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY POLITICAL PARTY
Please use municipal parking lot in center of town, see google maps.
“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 GreenXNH@yahoo.com
Read all about it in the Portsmouth Herald