PAST EVENTS

MARCH 11 — THETFORD CENTER

Thetford Conservation Commission monthly meeting, 7pm at Town Hall.

MARCH 10 — THETFORD CENTER

Thetford Energy Committee monthly meeting, 5:30pm at Town Hall.

MARCH 9 — THETFORD CENTER

Thetford Selectboard Meeting, 7pm at Town Hall.

FEB. 29 — THETFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Town Meeting

FEB. 12 — THETFORD CENTER

Thetford Conservation Commission monthly meeting, 7 - 9pm at Town Hall.

JAN. 28 - MONTPELIER

Talking to Children About Climate Change
Unitarian Church of Montpelier on January 28 from 5:30-7:30pm. RSVP
Please join Mother Up! Montpelier and the Unitarian Church of Montpelier for a focused in-depth discussion. We will be sharing resources and tactics, discussing our questions and challenges, and learning together. All families welcome! Dinner and childcare are provided.
 

JAN. 14 — THETFORD CENTER

Thetford Energy Committee monthly meeting, 5 - 7pm at Town Hall.

JAN. 8 — THETFORD CENTER

Thetford Conservation Commission monthly meeting, 7 - 9pm at Town Hall.

DEC. 17 — MONTPELIER

Mother Up! Families Rise Up for Climate Action: Monthly Gathering

All families welcome! Dinner and childcare are provided. We are a group of parents who know the climate crisis is upon us, and we want to do something about it, while sustaining our activism with humor, and community. We also talk about the trials, joys and tribulations of parenting children who are becoming more and more aware that our planet is struggling. 

DEC. 12 — THETFORD CENTER

Thetford Energy Committee meeting, 5:30 pm at Town Hall.

DEC. 11 — THETFORD CENTER

Thetford Conservation Commission monthly meeting, 7 - 9pm at Town Hall.

DEC. 10 — THETFORD CENTER

Thetford Energy Committee monthly meeting, 5 - 7pm at Town Hall.

DEC. 7 — FAIRLEE

Vermont Energy & Climate Action Network Conference

With 14 workshops and hundreds of attendees, this is a great opportunity to learn how you can confront the climate crisis, whether you're a concerned individual, business owner, community organizer or town official.

NOV. 25 — THETFORD CENTER

Thetford Selectboard Meeting
At 7:45 pm, the selectboard will discuss whether to join neighboring towns in funding a regional energy coordinator.

NOV. 23 — WEST FAIRLEE

Leaving a Greener Planet for Our Kids
West Fairlee Village Community Building-Community Room, Town Offices, 1-3pm

  • The planetary perspective with Tom Hughes of Energy Independent Vermont: What’s at stake and who's at risk.

  • Youth panel with Rachel Sanders and Rivendell ECO-Club 

  • The role of government - How’s Vermont doing? - with Sarah Copeland Hanzas (Vt House of Representatives – Orange County 2nd District)

While this event is initiated by the West Fairlee Democratic Committee, it is a non-partisan event. Everyone is welcome to join this important climate emergency discussion.

Questions? Contact Jim at  802-333-9574 or at jh66089@gmail.com. 

NOV. 17 — MONTPELIER

Vermont Youth Climate Congress

Students from across Vermont will unite at the State House to pass a declaration of freedom from fossil fuels and a resolution urging policymakers to protect the future by taking immediate action to the climate crisis. It will be a civil, civic gathering of students that builds on some of Vermont’s greatest traditions to show lawmakers what climate courage can look like.

Sponsored by Vermont Youth Lobby, VPIRG, Energy Independent Vermont, Sunrise Movement Burlington

NOV. 14 — NORTH THETFORD

Thetford's Place in the Natural World

A presentation of findings from the Natural Resources Inventory of Thetford.

North Thetford Church, 5470 US Route 5, N. Thetford. Doors open 6:30pm to preview maps and enjoy refreshments and conversation. 7:00pm slideshow and discussion of NRI findings with Jesse Mohr of Native Geographic.
Sponsored by the Thetford Conservation Commission

NOV. 12

Thetford Energy Committee monthly meeting, 5 - 7pm at Town Hall.

OCT. 26-27

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Training

This two-part workshop makes the ideas and practice of Mutual Aid Disaster Relief accessible to everyone!

 

The time is right for developing and training a standing network of organizers and volunteers, continually growing in size and efficacy, which will be at-the-ready to respond to natural and unnatural disasters – from hurricanes to hate rallies, from mudslides to mine waste spills – and to help survivors, especially those in marginalized communities, to restore their homes, to build their power, to thrive through cooperation, and to vision a more sustainable future.

 

Part 1: Protectors v. Profiteers: Communities in Resistance to Disaster Capitalism
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 7 PM – 8:30 PM
Montpelier High School
An entertaining introductory presentation using graphics from the Beehive Collective to tell stories about historic and contemporary colonization and the frontline communities that are protecting their land and water.
 

PART II: Giving Our Best, Ready For The Worst: Community Organizing as Disaster Preparedness

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 11 AM – 5 PM
Marshfield, VT

They will train diverse affinity groups on principles of grassroots direct action humanitarian aid and crisis response.

Sponsored by the Center for Grassroots Organizing

OCT. 17-19

Climate Encampment: Youth, Migration, and Agriculture

Montpelier

Food, Community, Art, Music, Anti-Fascist Farmers' Market and More!

Our house is on fire. We will not rest until the fossil fuel industry and government meet our demands for a just transition to a cleaner future.Though this encampment will include the XR US demands and abide by its principles, there is a great deal of room for other groups, schools, and communities to get involved, make the plans, and frame our message for the day. This movement needs growing numbers of people and escalated intensity to compel the government and corporations to take the climate crisis seriously. Stay tuned for more about how local groups and individuals can get involved.

Sponsored by Extinction Rebellion Vermont

OCT. 8

Thetford Energy Committee monthly meeting, 5 - 7pm at Town Hall.

OCT. 2, 5 PM

Escalating Resistance: Mass Rebellion Training!
Montpelier
Lisa Fithian, a member of Extinction Rebellion's national team, will train us to hone our strategies and tactics to impact power holders and create social disruption at larger scales.

Sponsored by 350 Vermont

OCT. 3, 8 PM

We Are Unstoppable: Building a Movement to Shut Down Fossil Fuels Webinar

Online

Do you want to build on the momentum of the climate strikes? There are many ways to plug in and help build the movement for climate justice! Join this national call to learn about 350.org’s ongoing campaigns and ways to get involved in an action group near you or get support to start your own local group. 

Sponsored by 350.org

SEPT. 27, 11 AM

Extinction Rebellion Bioregional Riverfest

White River Junction

Join XR Upper Valley for music, discussion, celebration and a Public Assembly to talk about why we have gathered together. How might we go about restoring the Great River? What would a healed watershed look like? What wider changes in our world will need to happen to make that regenerative vision a reality? We may parade to the bridge or stay at the park. 
Sponsored by Extinction Rebellion Upper Valley

SEPT. 27, 4:30 PM

Critical Mass Action in Lebano

Colburn Park, Lebanon
Join in for Human+wheel-powered fun! XR Upper Valley is helping close out a week of "climate strike" actions with this fun ride around town, for anyone who wants to join, starting on the Lebanon green. Eclectic, electric, and safety-prepared outfits are strongly encouraged. Some wheels may be provided! If you wish to join at a later time, you can find them cycling on the streets within close vicinity to the green.
Sponsored by Extinction Rebellion Upper Valley

SEPT. 27, 6:30 PM

Climate Oriented Concert and Sing-in
South Strafford
Sing along in solidarity with thousands of people striking for the climate globally. 
Sponsored by Strafford Climate Strike Planning Group

SEPT. 27-28

No Coal, No Gas
Bow, NH
The Merrimack Generating Station in Bow is the last large coal plant in New England without a shut-down date. Protesters will take massive nonviolent direct action to shut down this plant. 
Sponsored by a coalition of groups including 350 New Hampshire

SEPT. 27, 7-8:30 AM

Climate Action NOW

Thetford Hill Green
Contact: Phebe McCosker, 785-4186
We have banners – join us with your signs. The United Nations' Climate Week continues until September 29. Support our young people in their environmental activism and encourage their leadership.
Sponsored by the Thetford Climate Alliance

SEPT. 25, 4:30 PM

Take Action Against Fossil Fuel Lobbyists - and a Puppet Show!
Montpelier
Join activists on the State House lawn for a press event and puppet show. They're tackling corrupt lobbyists in Vermont, demanding that they drop clients that destroy lives and livelihoods -- and Bread and Puppet will be there!
Sponsored by 350 Vermont

SEPT. 24, 8 PM

Climate Strike Mass Video Call

Online

Sunrise has a plan to keep building pressure for a Green New Deal to election day 2020 and beyond — and you are an essential part of it. Join their mass video call to hear all the details of their strategy, and get everything you need to get involved.
Sponsored by Sunrise Movement

SEPT. 23, 7 AM

Banner Drop

Statewide

Climate activists from across Vermont coordinated to string banners across almost every one of Vermont's interstate overpasses. Thetford Climate Alliance activists were among them, showing up at the Quail John Road and Route 113 overpasses during the morning rush hour.

SEPT. 20, 3 PM

Climate Change and Life Itself: a Hopeful New Perspective

Thetford Hill Church

Join us for a brief report from the front lines of ecosystems, and a community conversation about where to go next. Facilitated by Didi Pershouse, author of The Ecology of Care and founder of The Center for Sustainable Medicine and the Land and Leadership Initiative.

 

SEPT. 20, 7:30 AM

Climate Strike, Montpelier

SEPT. 17, 7 PM

Planning Commission Meeting

Thetford Town Hall

The Energy Committee voted to recommend that the new town plan start with a Declaration of Climate Emergency. On Tuesday evening, September 17, at 7:00 pm, the Planning Commission will hold a hearing at Town Hall on the draft plan. Please come to the hearing to support the Energy Committee's recommendation.