Jenevra Wetmore

Help Your Neighbors Stay Warm This Winter

A Window Dressers insert being installed. Photo courtesy Window Dressers. This fall Sustainable Woodstock will make free insulating window inserts for community members, and you are invited to join us! From Thursday October 26th to Wednesday November 1st, we will host a community build at the North Universalist Chapel Society Church (North Chapel), which is …

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Electric Lawn Care Finds Success in Woodstock

By Jenevra Wetmore Electric lawncare equipment looks and functions much like gas-powered counterparts. Photo courtesy of Rooted Gardens. With summer comes the near constant drone of lawn mowers, weed whackers, leaf blowers, and other lawn equipment. This summer Sustainable Woodstock partnered with Rooted Gardens, the Upper Valley’s first electric-powered landscaping service, to demonstrate alternatives to …

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Intermunicipal Regional Energy Coordinator’s (IREC) Accomplishments in Woodstock

Geoff Martin, our Intermunicipal Regional Energy Coordinator (IREC) since the summer of 2020, has recently left this role for a new job with Norwich Solar. Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) has already begun the challenging task of hiring to fill Geoff’s shoes. As the IREC position transitions, we would like to thank Geoff for his …

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‘Tis the Season for Sustainability

With Thanksgiving comes Black Friday, which is followed by the unending barrage of advertisements that ramp up every year around the Holiday season. Limited time offers, buy one get one deals, life-changing sales… we’re all familiar with the commercialization of the holidays. All this pressure can suck us into the over-consumption loop of buying too …

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Hurricane Ian

How Climate Change is Changing Hurricane Season

So far this hurricane season there have been nine named tropical storms to hit the US. Four of them strengthened into hurricanes, and two reached major hurricane intensity (category 3 or higher). Most recently Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the United States, struck the Florida coast and caused mass devastation. …

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Greenwashing: What to Look Out For

As if there aren’t already enough scams and deceptive marketing techniques to watch out for, environmentally-minded consumers have another pitfall to keep in mind: greenwashing. “Greenwashing,” coined in the 1980s in an essay by environmentalist Jay Westerveld, is when a company markets their services or products as more sustainable than they truly are. This practice misleads …

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