Our next events

Will Marine Spatial Planning Save the Oceans?

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 5:00-6:00 PM                                         101 Fairchild, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

The oceans are getting crowded as energy production, aquaculture, and related industries move offshore, increasing competition with traditional uses like shipping and fishing. Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) can help us use ocean space efficiently, but, as Ásgeirsdóttir explains, it can only be sustainable if we recognize its limits.

 Áslaug Ásgeirsdóttir, Department of Politics, Bates College       

Sponsored by the Porter Family Fund for Sustainability in the Curriculum.

 Free and open to the public.


Collaborating with Lakota People

Thursday, May 18, 12:30-1:30 pm                                          Haldeman 041, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

John Willis, a photographer who splits his energy between his own photography, teaching in colleges and creating collaborative socially based educational community engagement will present on his long time work with Lakota people, creation of the Exposures Cross Cultural Youth Arts Program www.exposuresprogram.org/ and work with the resistance movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

John Willis                                                                              Professor and Photographer, Marlboro College


Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems

Thursday, May 25th at 4:30 pm                                                      Oopik Auditorium, Room 100                                                             Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center                                           Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

 Ian T. Baldwin, D’81 will give a public presentation on “Being at the Base of the Food Chain May Not Be So Bad After All”.

This is an Ecology, Evolution, Ecosystems & Society Grad. Program Seminar set for Thursday.  Refreshments will be served outside Oopik Auditorium, Rm. 100, LSC at 4:15 pm.                                 Host: Mark Laidre & Matt Ayres.
Ian T. Baldwin, D’81
Dept. of Molecular Ecology
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology

Trek to Taste

We are partnering with the National Park Service at this event at Marsh Billings Rockefeller National Historic Park in Woodstock, VT, on Saturday June 3 from 10 am until 3 pm. Come visit our table to find out more about the Upper Valley Group!

And enjoy good food, as well as many activities and hikes in the Park! All are welcome to this free event!

For more  information,  http://www.trektotaste.info/



Stopping the Fracked Gas Pipelin

Thursday, June 8th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm                                   Bugbee Senior Center                                                                       262 North Main Street, White River Junction, VT

Please join us at this Community Gathering to Celebrate the Momentum to Stop the Fracked Gas Pipeline!

(Sponsored by The Center for Transformational Practice and the Sierra Club Upper Valley Group.  For more information, contact Ally Samuell at allyson.samuell@sierraclu.org.)


UVSC Excom Meeting

Tuesday June 20, Howe Library, Hanover, NH – 6:30 pm.

All are welcome!


NPS – 100

2016 was the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service! Along with the national Sierra Club and many Chapters and Groups we have actively participated in Events sponsored by the Park Service in our area. The Boots to Boats initiative will continue in 2017, as will the cooperation between our Group and the Park Service.  – stay tuned!

Here is our own Joan Hoffman, Artist in Residence at the Park!

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Here is Karl Kemnitzer with our Upper Valley Group table at the NPS-100 event

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Here is Bonna Wieler with our table at the Boots to Boats celebration:

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