Hello. Read below for great events happening in the Upper Valley. Welcome to this month's BCC newsletter.
First Monday Movie Series: EARTH DAYS Monday, December 3rd
6:30pm @ Colatina Exit


Come early if you'd like to order food and drink.

Donations are welcome, but completely optional.

10th Annual Buck-A-Pie Week at Colatina Exit MANY THANKS TO COLATINA EXIT!!!

The 10th Annual Buck-A-Pie Week yielded $414 for the Bradford Conservation Fund! Thanks to all who supported this effort by ordering Colatina Pizza between 11/11 and 11/17! Since this tradition began in 2002, Colatina Exit has raised over $4,000 for the Bradford Conservation Fund! Yahoo!

FIRST MONDAY MOVIE: EARTH DAYS

December 3, 2012 • The Colatina Exit
Bradford, Vermont • 6:30pm Movie Begins
Come early to order food and drink


It is now all the rage, but can you remember when everyone in America was not “Going Green”?  Earth Days looks back to the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement through the extraordinary stories of the era’s pioneers — among them Former Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall, biologist/Population Bomb author Paul Ehrlich, Whole Earth Catalog founder Stewart Brand, Apollo Nine astronaut Rusty Schweickart, and renewable energy pioneer Hunter Lovins.



BCC’S ENERGY COMMITTEE AWARDED “ENERGY COMMITTEE OF THE YEAR"

BCC’s Energy Committee, chaired by Ed Wendell has been named the “Energy Committee of the Year” by the VT Energy and Climate and Action Network (VECAN)!

Under Ed’s leadership, the Committee  sponsored a Solar Hot Water Challenge in 2009 and three consecutive annual LEAFs (Local Energy and Agriculture Festival) in Bradford to promote renewable energy and locally produced foods. In 2010, members of the committee were trained by Jon Haehnel of Zero by Degrees and conducted an energy audit on the Bradford Academy (BA) building and paid for the audit using proceeds from their raffle at LEAF. Energy Efficiency recommendations from that audit, as well as a second  mechanical audit funded by Two Rivers Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC), have been institutionalized to the point that the building is now heated using only one boiler, instead of two, at a substantial savings in oil, taxpayer money and COemissions.
 
In 2011, funds from TRORC paid for energy audits of the Town Highway Garage and the Bradford Public Library. The Energy Committee applied for and received a grant to replace and increase insulation in the Town Highway Garage, which has resulted in a substantial decrease in heating oil use.  Energy audit recommendations have been addressed by the Library board, which is in the process of making that building more energy efficient as well.
 
In 2012 members of the Energy Committee completed a street light inventory with TRORC staff, and at no cost to the Town, Bradford now has energy efficient LED streetlights thanks to a collaborative effort with Efficiency VT. Bradford’s financial savings amounts to about $350 per month with these new lights.



"What Can We Learn From Germany’s Energy Tansition?"

Thursday, November 29 • Montshire Museum
Norwich, VT
 • 6:30 – 8:30
Free and Open to the Public

Presented by:
Bob Walker, Director Sustainable Energy Resource Group & Margaret Cheney, VT State Representative

Come hear their report on what they learned from their recent renewable energy trip to Germany as guests of the Heinrich Boll Foundation. Learn about the government policies that are rapidly making Germany the world’s leader on renewable energy, and about the role that local energy cooperatives are playing in the robust renewable economy.
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