Covering the region around the Connecticut River Valley in southern New Hampshire and Vermont— focused on but not limited to, Windsor and Windham counties in Vermont, Sullivan and Cheshire counties in New Hampshire.
Winter 2016 - Spring 2017
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Michal Kravčík , a distinguished hydrologist and climate expert from Slovakia and recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, has an urgent message for America as well as the rest of the globe: All of us, not just the “experts,” must take action by soaking up the rain in soil and plants, which releases cooling cloud-forming vapor to fall again as rain and restores critical land-based water cycles.
Vermont and New Hampshire:
Saturday, March 11, 2017: 7 pm at the Orchard Hill School, 114 Old Settlers Rd., in E. Alstead NH. The program will be preceded by a potluck supper at 5:30 pm with musical entertainment by the Solar Sisters. Admission to the program is by suggested donation of $5.
Monday, March 13, 2017: 7 to 8:15 pm; Meet and Greet at 6:30 pm, Porter Community Room, Montshire Museum of Science, One Montshire Rd., Norwich, VT. Sponsored by the VT Chapter of the Sierra Club and Conservation Law Foundation. Admission is free and open to the public.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017: 7 pm at the Student Conservation Association, 689 River Road, North Charlestown NH. Sponsored by the Sullivan County Conservation District. The date is especially appropriate as March 22 is also United Nations World Water Day. Admission is by suggested donation of $5.
Thursday, March 23, 2017: at the Climate Solutions Caucus at noon, in Room 10 of the State House, 115 State St., Montpelier VT.
The Valley Green Journal is a free monthly newsletter to connect folks in this valley and beyond, who delight in nature, agriculture, and community and how they all tie together into a wonderful outdoors-oriented lifestyle! We deliver printed issues of the Journal on the first Friday of even months, to over 50 select locations around the valley. Click here to find the location nearest you!
THE INFORMATION IN THIS BOOK IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FOR UNDERSTANDING THE CRITICAL ROLE OF WATER RESTORATION FOR RESTORING OUR CLIMATE.
Jan Lambert, editor of The Valley Green Journal, in October 2015 has published her first book, with the help of contributors from around the world. It is titled, Water, Land and Climate – The Critical Connection: How We Can Rehydrate Landscapes Locally to Renew Climates Globally. Find out the latest thinking and action showing how important it is to welcome rain back into our landscapes, and restore local water cycles for humanity and for all life on Earth.
Order securely online through our partner retailer, Boston College Bookstore, by clicking here.
If you prefer to order by mail, you can order the book by clicking here, printing out the order form and mailing it in with your check or money order.
Our mission is to foster grassroots connections, locally and globally, to help grow caring communities based on sustainable agriculture; we emphasize living in concert with nature and conserving lands, waters, and wildlife.
SLOW IT DOWN AND SOAK IT UP! HELP RESTORE YOUR LOCAL CLIMATE.
Coordinated by Jan Lambert, Editor
There is so much all of us can do to lessen the threat of stormwaters flooding our properties and washing away valuable topsoil! We can take action so that water becomes life-giving as Nature intended, and no longer life-threatening. We just need to work with the forces of nature instead of fighting them.
It is well-known that conservation of water in the land, whether urban or rural, helps us and Planet Earth in many ways- preventing erosion, pollution, floods, and droughts; helping wildlife habitat and creating beautiful landscapes.
But water conservation does something even more important. It can help restore your regional climate. Water cycles are vitally important to climate regulation; there is a lot more to the story of climate change than greenhouse gases. Please click on THE NEW WATER PARADIGM, written by a group of European scientists who make a compelling case for water conservation as the road back to climate recovery.
More info and links to great reading and videos, on our SWALE page.