Our next  events

DEC Lunch

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

About Curtis Probst:
Curtis Probst is the Co-CEO of New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation: an innovative public-private-philanthropic partnership with a mission to deliver clean energy financing solutions. He joined the leadership of NYCEEC in 2018. Previously, he served as a Managing Director and Head of Sustainable Finance at Rocky Mountain Institute, a leading energy think tank. Before joining RMI, Curtis worked on Wall Street for 24 years, most recently as a Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and Head of Corporate Structured Finance in their investment banking division. He previously served as a Managing Director in their fixed income, currency and commodities division. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Curtis was a Vice President in the structured and project finance group of Salomon Brothers.

Curtis received a BComm from the University of Calgary and an MPA from Columbia University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. He has spoken at numerous conferences in the United States, Canada and Europe, and authored or co-authored reports on various financing topics. Curtis has also served on the board of several organizations – academic, for-profit, and not-for-profit. In addition to his other roles, Curtis has been an adjunct lecturer at Columbia University for four years.

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 jason@greencorps.org

Jason Atwood


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 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!

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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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