Our next events
The next DEC Pizza Lunch will be held on November 14th – We hope to see you there!
Financing the Clean Energy Transition and the Role of State and Local Green Banks
Financing the transition to a clean energy economy represents both an enormous challenge and an unprecedented opportunity. The frameworks and instruments of finance are evolving to meet this need, and “green banks” are playing an important role on the national level in some countries and on the state and local level in the US. Curtis Probst, Co-CEO of NYCEEC (the oldest local green bank in the US, based in NYC), will discuss these important trends and their role in financing the clean energy transition.
Thursday, Nov. 14th
Tuck – Rosenwald Classroom
Hosted by the Dartmouth Energy Collaborative
*The Dartmouth Energy Collaborative is a partnership of the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society, the Revers Center for Energy at Tuck, the Dartmouth Sustainability Office and the Thayer School of Engineering
Monthly UVSC Excom Meeting
Tuesday November 19 at 6:30 pm at the Howe Library in Hanover, NH. All are very welcome to attend!
Arctic Rescue Defense Campaign
On Thursday, November 21st, the Upper Valley’s Arctic Refuge Defense Campaign will host a film screening and panel event to bring together local experts, stakeholders, and community members to learn more about how oil and gas interests are threatening one of the most pristine wild spaces in America. We want to send a message to lawmakers and oil companies that we will not stand for sacrificing precious lands and wildlife for short-term profit. The more people we have, the stronger a message we can send, so bring your friends!
When Thursday, November 21st, 7:00-8:00 pm
Where: Howe Library’s Mayer Room, Hanover
Ross Virginia: Dartmouth Department of Arctic Studies
Carol Weingeist: Upper Valley Sierra Club
Kimberly Quirk: Revision Energy
Jan Lambert: New Hampshire Audubon Society
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Northern Alaska is one of the largest and most intact ecosystems on earth, sustaining millions of birds and iconic wildlife species like polar bears and caribou. It’s also home to the Gwich’in people who depend on the land for their livelihood. Opening up the land would not only scar the amazing landscapes and biodiversity in the region, but it would also contribute to climate change and jeopardize a rich culture that has thrived on these lands for thousands of years.
Our campaign has been working in the Upper Valley this fall, building support and a coalition of 37 local businesses and organizations. But we want to bring even more concerned residents together to learn more about this issue and take action. Together, we can stop drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, protect this vital pristine ecosystem and ensure the survival of wildlife and the Gwich’in way of life.
Join us on Thursday the 21st at the Hanover Library from 7-8 and RSVP here to let us know that you can make it and please bring a friend!
To learn more about how you can get involved, please contact Jason Atwood at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 continued in 20189, as does the ongoing cooperation between our Group and the Park Service. We will have a presence at Trek to Taste, an event on Saturday June 1.
Here is our own Joan Hoffman, Artist in Residence at the Park!
Here is Karl Kemnitzer with our Upper Valley Group table at the NPS-100 event
Here is Bonna Wieler with our table at the Boots to Boats celebration: