Projects

We foster collaboration between any group or individual reducing Exeter’s Carbon Footprint (check for current events here).

Here are some of our collaborative projects:

Summer 2018:

electric drive Gov Inslee in ExeterCollaborated with the new Exeter Energy Committee to host an event during National Drive Electric Week (NDEW.org). Twenty-seven local electric vehicle owners showcased their cars at the town hall bandstand, and three local dealerships hosted test drives of their EVs (BMW i3, Chevy Bolt, Honda Clarity). A 1917 Bailey Electric “Phaeton” took a quick trip around the bandstand. Here is a promo video for the day.

Spring 2017:

pcm2017-almasheppardmatsuo-8_5x11-general-englishCollaborated with Exeter Public Library, YogaLife, ReVision Energy, 350NH, UU Clean Energy Team, Exeter Women’s Huddle, and T.E.A.M. Arts to host Dam-Free Fest in the local park. This is a combo celebration of the dam removal and a sister march to 350.org’s People’s Climate Mobilization. (Removal of dam leads to less flooding. Climate models predict NH to be warmer and wetter, with 70% more heavy precipitation events.) See TV98 video:  https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FExeterTV98%2Fvideos%2F1326711510758106%2F&show_text=0&width=560

artivists Exeter mural 2017 with model dog ChaseCollaborated with Artivists for Social Change to create 8 foot mural of a clean and sustainable downtown Exeter, This mural will travel around town through the summer. (ExeterNhArts.com)

Fall 2016:

Hosted “Button Up NH” home insulation and energy workshop. October 12th, 6pm at Exeter Public Library. Facilitated by PAREI. Free and open to the public.

Spring 2016:

CLIMATE JUSTICE: Wen Stephenson Lecture (partnered with We The People lecture & film series. (WTPexeter.weebly.com) Wen stephenson Exeter NH May 2016 TT

  • May 17th at 7pm at Christ Church, 43 Pine St., Exeter
  • Author & activist to speak on environmental movement as great “social justice” struggle of our times, on par with Suffragettes, Abolishionists, & Civil Rights
  • The Nation “..[Wen is] one of the leading voices in the climate issue today along with Bill McKibben and Naomi Klein.”

LOCAL WATER: Lawncare/Fertilizer series… Clinic & Workshop (partnered with Exeter Healthy Lawns | Clean Water initiative)healthy lawns clean water logo square

  • Nitrogen and chemicals can flow untreated into rivers, then Great Bay and the Gulf.
  • May 4th free lecture at Exeter High School hosted by Piscataqua Waterkeeper
    • Features 3 expert speakers on fertilzer, pesticides, herbicides
    • Vendor tables in hall (Dodge’s Agway, Churchills, Arjay’s Ace Hardware)
  • May 14th free workshop at Swasey Parkway on soil testing
    • Features folks from UNH Cooperative Extension
    • NHDES bringing traveling “Stormwater Drainage” exhibit
  • Ongoing “Healthy Lawns Pledge”program fetures lawn sign stakes and decals for participants

Winter 2016 SEA LEVEL RISE: “Portsmouth Under the Sea” rally in Market Sq.(partnered with 350NH.org) 

 

  • Show regional concern for sea-level rise
  • Help educate on rise in Exeter & Sqamscott Rivers
  • Created”Faces in Alternative Energy” cut-out for selfies/Facebook sharing to spread the word

Fall 2015 HEAT CONSERVATION: “Button Up NH” Insulation workshop (partnered with Exeter Chamber of Commerce)

  • Held at Exeter Public Library by the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative (PAREI) of Plymouth, ButtonUp-Exeter-flyer_10-21-15
  • 24 attendees had opportunity to get matching funds for up to $4000
  • Funded by Eversource, Liberty Utilities, NH Electric Co-op and Unitil
  • Testimonial: “My house in Exeter went from R19 to R65, and Unitil footed half the bill!”

Summer 2015 LOCAL ART: First Fridays (partnered with T.E.A.M)extown art walk

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Spring 2015 PLASTIC BAGS:

  • Educational week via Facebook and posters re; disposable plastic bags. Newburyport MA passed a ban, Portsmouth failed to pass. Issue to be brought to NH State level instead. Stay tuned…

SPRING 2015 ALTERNATIVE ENERGY: rally/petition drive (partnered with 350NH)

 

  • Marked Earth Day 2015 at Exeter Town Hall “Lead Us to Clean Energy” rally
  • ENHTT created dozens of faux-wind turbines and other props for rally
  • PEA students in attendance considering starting a divestment campaign
  • 267 signatures collected and sent to Concord
  • “Leftist Marching Band” came to Exeter & jazzed up the rally

FALL 2014 LOCAL FOOD: “How to Save the Harvest”/Canning & Pickling re-skilling event (partnered with Green Drinks.org meet-up)

 

  • Debut of ENHTT at highly popular Farmer’s Market by Seacoast Growers .org
  • Gave away 6 six cases of Ball jars plus a wagonload of free beets, with pickled beets recipe. Yummy recipe with harvest-saving tips here:reSkill Harvest handout 2014
  • LOCAL FOOD=LESS GAS

Late Summer 2104: ENHTT travels to NYC to particpate in The People’s Climate Marchexeter NH at people's climate march NYC 2014

  • Total attendance 350,000+ for 5 mile march from Central Park through Times Square
  • 3 Coach buses from Portsmouth region

SUMMER 2014 ALTERNATIVE ENERGY: Solar Awareness Night (partnered with WE THE PEOPLE lecture series)revision logo

  • 4 Panelists (ReVision Energy, NH Solar Garden, 2 Selectpeople: Julie Gilman & Dan Chartrand) with Q&A by 50 in attendance, theme: SOLAR=LESS GAS
  • Press coverage in Seacoast Online for education of wider audience
  • Videotaped for local cable TV to spread to wider audience
  • Introduction of town officials who head solar initiatives to people who help facilitate creative community & municipal solar projects or install for home and businesses.

SPRING 2014 TRANSPORTATION: Bike Racks Art-Installation (partnered with town Parks & Rec dept)  

 

  • To mark Earth Day 2014 ENHTT created spinning turbines art-installations and banners reading: MORE BIKES=LESS GAS to highlight 5 current bike racks around town
  • http://exeternh.gov/recreation/bike-racks-around-town blurb and pix on Parks & Rec website
  • Discussion at Post Office as to possibilty of a rack out front for patrons
  • Town manager requested art to be kept up intil annual “Ride Your Bike to Work Day” free bfast at bandstand
  • Met with Phillips Exeter Academy Sustainability Officer, placed rack in their “pop-up” park near St. Anthony’s Bakery

January 2014 we apply for a grant from New England Grassroots Environmental Fund, and get it. We are born!

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