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.
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VALLEY GREEN JOURNAL!
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A Proposed construction and demolition (c&d) debris facility in Claremont, New Hampshire is being challenged by concerned citizens.
From "A Better Claremont" Citizens Group
URGENT NEWS ABOUT TOXIC DEMOLITION DEBRIS PLAN THREATENING CLAREMONT NH!
March 2020 Update
The Zoning Board hearing March 2 drew a tremendous (estimated 100 people) crowd of citizens protesting the demolition debris proposal. Hearing scheduled for April 6 has been canceled due to Corona virus situation. But we still need to be prepared. About two dozen public testimonies were heard March 2, and there were still more in line when the hearing adjourned for the evening. No one was in favor, and many many objections were raised. We expect the applicant will be back and we will keep you posted!
After withdrawing their faulty application last fall, Recycling Services, Inc. has applied to the Claremont Zoning Board to get around zoning laws that protect our citizens from pollution and more dangerous truck traffic.
The applicant wants to establish a dump and ship operation for potentially hazardous construction and demolition (C&D) debris under the guise of recycling. Should Claremont have to endure hundreds of tons of contaminated debris trucked daily near residential neighborhoods and an elementary school?
We must stop this dangerous proposal!
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 month to over 50 select locations around and near the Connecticut River 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.
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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.
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