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Thursday, August 4, 2022

6:00-7:30pm

Sustainability Hack Potluck: Transportation edition

Where: Kiwanis Shelter at the top of Living Memorial Park, Brattleboro

Come share your favorite dishes and your ideas and dreams about transportation.

Join Rep. Mollie Burke to discuss transportation in Vermont and how we can make it better together

Everyone is welcome!  Please feel invited no matter how long you have been thinking about Climate Change and Climate Justice–if its been a lifetime or you just woke up this morning realizing you are concerned.   Come be part of our growing community engaging in work to address the climate crisis and support climate justice.

Recent History:

Friday 7/29/22–great showing!!!!

Critical Mass Ride

Meet at Pliny Park at 5:30, ride through the streets of Brattleboro at 6.  Masks and physical distancing recommended. Kids and families welcome. Critical Mass rides have a unique way of energizing folks around bike mobility, transportation solutions, and amplifying our collective ability and power to begin reclaiming our streets and communities. We need this, and we need YOU! Hosted by VBike and 350 Brattleboro. Questions? Email brattleboro@350vt.org

THURSDAY June 30 AT 5:30 PM – 8 PM
Climate food/idea potluck
Where: Kiwanis Shelter at the top of Living Memorial Park, Brattleboro

Come share your favorite dishes and your favorite sustainability hacks!

Everyone is welcome!  Please feel invited no matter how long you have been thinking about Climate Change and Climate Justice–if its been a lifetime or you just woke up this morning realizing you are concerned.   Come be part of our growing community engaging in work to address the climate crisis and support climate justice.

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April Critical Mass Ride is Cancelled!  See you in May

Brattleboro Earth Week Planning Meeting

Next meeting April 20 2022

at 5:30 location: hybrid meeting, 134 Elliot St “Elliot Street Cafe”  and on zoom:

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvf-CgrjMtEtYWdZJM4DGxm92J0oSrEtZS

Earth Week Planning Meeting:

Please come join us in planning a big, raucous, inclusive week of community building and creativity around the work we need to do to address climate change.

Reply to Brattleboro@350VT.org  if you have inspiration, questions about Earth Week ideas

April 21 2022

Thursday April 21 from 10am-1pm we invite kids over 8 and those accompanied by an adult to make Trash puppets at the old Elliot Street Café, 134 Elliot Street.  With great thanks to Sandglass Theater who will guide us.

April 22 2022

Earthday Celebration

Friday April 22 4-7

Join 350Brattleboro, BEEC, and many others as we celebrate all the ways we are working toward Climate Justice.

From 4pm we will have tabling from environmental, social justice and conservation organizations.  Learn about all the ways your friends and neighbors are working to address climate change and foster a healthy and beautiful natural world.

We will be offering three visions of ways we might use ARPA money to address the climate crisis.  Come sign on–or share your own vision!

There will be food and entertainment including music with Molly Es, dance, and plastic-waste puppets crafted by local talent (see above!*) and guided by Sandglass Theater.

We will have music and games, and an opportunity to craft your own noise maker (drums, shakers and the like) and deck out your bike so that you may join us in a parade down Main Street at 6pm.

If you have questions or wish to join us in planning or participating please contact us at Brattleboro@350Vt.org

Thanks and see you soon!

Highlighted Events:

 

Critical Mass Bicycle Rides:

 

 

Last Fridays of each month.  Meet at Pliny Park at 5:30, ride through the streets of Brattleboro at 6.  Masks and physical distancing recommended. Kids and families welcome. Critical Mass rides have a unique way of energizing folks around bike mobility, transportation solutions, and amplifying our collective ability and power to begin reclaiming our streets and communities. We need this, and we need YOU! Hosted by VBike and 350 Brattleboro. Questions? Email brattleboro@350vt.org

TD Bank Protest

1pm-2pm Every Friday

Protesting TD Bank’s support of the pipelines

TD Bank, Main Street Brattleboro Vermont

 

Since 2014

Solidarity Friday – A Collective Action:

UPDATE!

Join Solidarity Friday on April 22 5:00 at Pliny Park as part of Earthday celebration!

And May 6 during the first Gallery Walk

 

(We have a temporary change to the Solidarity Friday rallies in light of the emerging situation with COVID-19. It is important to be out on the streets and supporting each other and stand united in our shared humanity and struggle for justice. At this time, however, the coalition has decided to suspend these gatherings in light of the uptick in COVID-19. We are in conversation to figure out what comes next for our actions — which will continue in some form. Stay tuned here with 350 Brattleboro, as well as with Brattleboro Solidarity, Lost River Racial Justice, The Root Social Justice Center, and Tenants Union of Brattleboro. Thanks for everyone’s support and for all of you that join us at Pliny Park. We’ll see you soon, on screens and/or on the streets! ❤)

 

Past Events

March 22 2022 (World Water Day )

movie:

Aquarela

Movie and discussion in collaboration with Epsilon Spires.

Take a cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water. Aquarela is a visceral wake-up call depicting the sheer force and capricious will of Earth’s most precious element. Presenter Emily Davis will discuss how climate change effects our local watershed.

Go to this link to find out more and to RSVP:

https://www.epsilonspires.org/event-info/aquarela-film-discussion

 February 26 2022

Critical Mass bikeride CANCELLED!!!!!

enjoy the snow 🙂

February 23rd  (Wednesday)

RESCHEDULED!!!

350Vermont’s big winter Climate SOS rally on the State House lawn
When: Wed., February 23rd, Noon to 2pm
Where: State House Lawn in Montpelier
RSVP here and arrange carpooling here

February 18 2022

Join 350Vermont’s big winter Climate SOS rally on the State House lawn in Montpelier

We’ll ask our political leaders to right the ship of good policy by implementing strong, just legislation before we sink further into the climate crisis. Come join the artistic waves that will appear to engulf the State House. Bring your own flotation device, and become one of the “swimmers” seeking rescue from the climate emergency. A green or blue tarp or sheet is also welcome to add to the waves we plan to make. Hear from inspiring speakers, enjoy hot drinks, and lift up your voice with friends and fellow community members in determination to chart a new course forward. Inclement weather date is Sat., Feb. 19 at the same time.

Click here to register.  Reach out to jaiel@350vt.org for more info.  Co-sponsored by Youth Lobby, Fridays for the Future, VPIRG, BALE.

 

Feb 16 2022

7 pm

Location:

Epsilon Spires

190 Main Street

Brattleboro, VT 05301

Movie:

Reluctant Radical

“The Reluctant Radical” follows activist Ken Ward as he confronts his fears and puts himself in the direct path of the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change. Ken breaks the law as a last resort, to fulfill what he sees as his personal obligation to future generations. After twenty years leading environmental organizations, Ken became increasingly alarmed by both the scientific evidence of climate change and the repercussions for civilization as we know it. Ken pushed for a crisis level response from inside environmental organizations. Those efforts failed, and he now embraces direct action civil disobedience as the most effective political tool to deal with catastrophic circumstances.

At the conclusion of the showing, Ken Ward, the subject of the film will be available via zoom to answer questions and discuss his experience.

Jan 19, 2022

7:00 PM 

Vermont Climate Council Recommendations and a Just Transition

Vermont passed the global warming solutions act last year which asked all Vermonters to make significant changes towards a greener future. The first step was creating a non partisan climate council tasked to create a Climate Action Plan, which was just released in December. The Vermont Climate Action Plan is considering a number of pathways to address climate change. Communities most impacted by climate change and an energy transition must be prioritized.

Climate Council members Abbie Corse and Chris Campany will join Representative Emiliy Kornheiser and 350 Brattleboro talk about the council’s recommendations and the work ahead for a just transition. Climate Council members Abbie Corse and Chris Campany will join Representative Emiliy Kornheiser and 350 Brattleboro talk about the council’s recommendations and the work ahead for a just transition.

Please Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lde-rrz8pGtNCrfqk6DMYQgndViiKM3f1

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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