Events : May, 2016

May 14 - 6th Annual - Stonyfield 5k Run

Stonyfield Farm: 10 Burton Drive, Londonderry, NH 03053

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Celebrate Spring in this morning-long festival featuring a 5K run/walk followed by a FREE Earth Day Fair! Bring the family as there will be booths and activities for all ages.  

Sure, Earth Day is a couple of weeks before our race but at Stonyfield every day is Earth Day! 

The morning kicks off with a 5K run/walk on a gentle rolling course followed by a super post-race celebration featuring live music, great food and beverages. While you groove to the music be sure to take advantage of our free buffet of healthy snacks featuring delicious Stonyfield products of course and take a tour of our Earth Day Fair booths and exhibits.

Green Alliance businesses will be on-hand post-run with a series of interactive exhibits. 

REGISTER today:  http://www.stonyfield5k.com

 

May 18 - Portsmouth Community Radio: Glass v. Plastic - A Conversation with Ray Dube of Coca Cola

WSCA 106.1 FM on your Radio Dial

12:00 PM

For many eco-minded consumers, plastic is considered a detriment to the environment.  For one, plastic is produced using feedstocks primarily derived from fossil fuels, and we're all aware of the link between fossil fuels and climate change (yes?).  For another, plastics are known for finding their way into all corners of our natural ecosystem (see this article from Nat Geo on ocean plastic).   But the fact remains that we depend on plastic for everything from car bumpers to toothbrushes and beyond.  Not to mention that it takes far more energy to create one glass bottle versus one made from plastic, and glass is renown for gumming up recycling processes.  

Join us next week as we explore the Straight Dope on Glass v. Plastic with Ray Dube, Sustainability Manager at Coca Cola of Northern New England and Tim Stone, Founding-DJ of WSCA - Portsmouth Community Radio.  In addition to exploring the benefits of plastics recycling, the conversation will also cover the work of local non-profit New Hampshire the Beautiful

Don't forget to tune in or stream it here. 

May 23 - Portsmouth viewing: Catching the Sun

Portsmouth Public Library - 175 Parrot Street, Portsmouth, NH

5:30 - 7:30 pm

 

FREE Registration - Click Here

Highlighting the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the US and China, “Catching the Sun” is a feature length documentary that explores the global race to a clean energy future. The film follows the hope and heartbreak of unemployed American workers seeking jobs in the solar industry, and sheds light on the path to an economically just and environmentally sustainable future.

Light refreshments will be provided

The film will be followed by a discussion panel with representatives of the NH Sustainable Energy Association, League of Conservation Voters, and ReVision Energy. We’ll focus on New Hampshire’s current solar market and public policy opportunities to support renewable energy sources.

 

May 24 - Weathering Change - Business Voices in Central NH

Speare Memorial Hospital at Boulder Point Community Room - 103 Boulder Point Dr, Plymouth, NH 03264

8:00 am - 11:00 am

REGISTER HERE

We’re pleased to invite you to a morning breakfast meeting in Plymouth and contribute towards a business voice on resilience, preparedness and related energy issues. Please join a small group of area business leaders to share first-hand experiences with extreme weather and discuss steps to make a more resilient region.

In late 2014, more than 100 New Hampshire business leaders came together at the first NH Weathering Change forum in Concord to meet and discuss the impacts changes in the state’s historic weather patterns – including increased occurrence of extreme precipitation events and unseasonable temperature swings – are having on their companies.

The morning's goal is to continue the 2014 conversation and share what businesses have since experienced and learned. New Hampshire will have a new governor and legislature before we know it. Let us join forces and be heard.

Local hosts: Patrick Miller, Pero Consulting Group LLC; and Sheila Oranch, Coppertoppe Inn and Retreat Center
Organized by Roger Stephenson, APR with support from the Environmental Defense Fund

FAQs

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
rs@stephensonstrategic.com
 

Free and open to the public!

 

May 24 - Concord, NH viewing of “Catching the Sun”

Red River Theatres - 11 South Main St. Concord

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free Registration - Click Here

Highlighting the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the US and China, “Catching the Sun” is a feature length documentary that explores the global race to a clean energy future. The film follows the hope and heartbreak of unemployed American workers seeking jobs in the solar industry, and sheds light on the path to an economically just and environmentally sustainable future.

Light refreshments will be provided

The film will be followed by a discussion panel with representatives of the NH Sustainable Energy Association, League of Conservation Voters, and ReVision Energy. We’ll focus on New Hampshire’s current solar market and public policy opportunities to support renewable energy sources.

May 25 - Hanover viewing: Catching the Sun

Howe Library, Mayer Room -13 South Street, Hanover, NH

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Free Registration - Click Here

Highlighting the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the US and China, “Catching the Sun” is a feature length documentary that explores the global race to a clean energy future.  The film follows the hope and heartbreak of unemployed American workers seeking jobs in the solar industry, and sheds light on the path to an economically just and environmentally sustainable future.

Light refreshments will be provided
 
The film will be followed by a discussion panel with representatives of the NH Sustainable Energy Association, League of Conservation Voters, Upper Valley Sierra Club, and ReVision Energy.  We’ll focus on New Hampshire’s current solar market and public policy opportunities to support renewable energy sources.