Tuesday, April 2nd 5:30 - 7 pm Join us for the launch of our Drawdown EcoChallenge. This event will include videos, community discussion, and practical next steps to “draw down" carbon from the atmosphere by participating in an online challenge. Participants form teams and get points by completing carbon-reducing actions. The challenge takes place April 3-24. The Drawdown EcoChallenge provides tools and inspiration to turn intention into action, and gives participants a fun and social way to think about and act on proven solutions to reverse global warming.
Thursday, Feb 21st, 1 to 2 pm on www.wioxradio.org or 91.3 FM On Here Comes the Sun, we continue to explore the Transition Streets program. February is all about local foods. At 1:30 pm, we'll be talking to Tianna Kennedy from Star Route Farm, who manages The 607 CSA. With a CSA—Community Supported Agriculture—patrons receive a box of locally grown vegetables every week (or every other week). The boxes are typically picked up at a predetermined location. For Delaware County residents, there are pickup locations in Bloomville, Bovina, Charlotteville, Delhi, Hobart and Oneonta. Transition Streets is an award-winning behavior change program where a group of neighbors get together and go through a curriculum that addresses 5 areas of potential change: Energy, Food, Water, Waste and Transportation. Participating households typically save about $900 per year on expenses and reduce their carbon emissions by about 1.3 tons.
Saturday, March 9th, 10am - 2pm At the Carriage House behind Gould Church in Roxbury At a Repair Café, we bring our beloved-but-broken items and together, with a volunteer Repair Specialist, we fix them! We'll be repairing lamps and appliances, and mending clothing and other textiles. We will have standard lamp parts available for purchase. We can help diagnose problems and figure out where to order specialty parts. Don't let this opportunity pass you by! We have two very skilled volunteers to repair clothing and textiles. If you need a specialty zipper replaced, please bring the new zipper with you. There will be fresh brewed coffee and homemade cookies, too. We can't guarantee everything is fixable, but we're certain you'll have an interesting time. The Gould Church is located at 53837 State Hwy 30, Roxbury, NY 12474
Thursday, February 7 & 21, 1 to 2 pm on www.wioxradio.org or 91.3 FM We’re taking Transition Streets to the airwaves! Transition Streets is an award-winning program designed to support you, and the people you live with, to make simple, practical changes to your home and to your habits. Households that participate in the program typically save about $900/year on expenses and reduce carbon emissions by 1.3 tons. The workbook covers five areas: Energy, Food, Water, Waste and Transportation. In February, we’re covering the Food chapter over the course of two sessions on our radio show, Here Comes the Sun (where we explore the sunnier side of sustainability.) Having a strong local food system is essential if our communities are to be more self-reliant, less fossil fuel-dependent, and less exposed to the global weather and price fluctuations that affect how much we pay for our food. In times of global shortage or local supply disruption, it's important that we are able to feed ourselves sufficient, nutritious food at a reasonable cost. The Transition Streets workbook suggests actions that can give you tasty, fresh food for less, cut CO2 emissions and other environmental and social impacts, and/or help build a strong local food system. On the show, we'll discuss these actions: • Buy local, seasonal foods • Reduce food packaging • Minimize food waste • Try organic • Grow your own • Eat lower on the food chain We'll have a brief discussion about each item. Listen in and then decide which ones you want to tackle. We urge our listeners to make an action plan to increase your household's resilience and self-sufficiency. If you’d like to have your very own copy of the workbook, you can [...]
Thursday, January 10th & 24th, 1 to 2 pm on www.wioxradio.org or 91.3 FM We're taking Transition Streets to the airwaves! Transition Streets is an award-winning program designed to support you, and the people you live with, to make simple, practical changes to your home and to your habits. Households that participate in the program typically save about $900/year on expenses and reduce carbon emissions by 1.3 tons. The workbook covers five areas: Energy, Food, Water, Waste and Transportation. In January, we're covering the Energy chapter over the course of two sessions on our radio show, Here Comes the Sun (where we explore the sunnier side of sustainability.) February 7th and 21st, we'll cover the Food chapter. If you'd like to have your very own copy of the workbook, you can get one from Transition US here. And if you'd like to try the program on your street, contact our coordinator, kz at transitioncatskills.org and we'll set you up with workbooks and even facilitate your first meeting. We hope you'll join us as we explore ways of saving energy, street by street.
Thursday, Feb 17th, 5 to 7 pm La Pizza Nostra, 585 Main St., Margaretville, NY Come join people who care about the environment for 2 hours of networking, conversation and pizza. La Pizza Nostra makes excellent Italian food, but they don't have a liquor license, so Transition will bring beer and wine, which will be available at-cost. Across the hall, Honeybee Herbs will be open with samples of healing herbal teas. We hope to see you there!
I thought it would last my time— The sense that, beyond the town, There would always be fields and farms, Where the village louts could climb Such trees as were not cut down; I knew there’d be false alarms In the papers about old streets And split level shopping, but some Have always been left so far; And when the old part retreats As the bleak high-risers come We can always escape in the car. Things are tougher than we are, just As earth will always respond However we mess it about; Chuck filth in the sea, if you must: The tides will be clean beyond. —But what do I feel now? Doubt? Or age, simply? The crowd Is young in the M1 cafe; Their kids are screaming for more— More houses, more parking allowed, More caravan sites, more pay. On the Business Page, a score Of spectacled grins approve Some takeover bid that entails Five per cent profit (and ten Per cent more in the estuaries): move Your works to the unspoilt dales (Grey area grants)! And when You try to get near the sea In summer . . . It seems, just now, To be happening so very fast; Despite all the land left free For the first time I feel somehow That it isn’t going to last, That before I snuff it, the whole Boiling will be bricked in Except for the tourist parts— First slum of Europe: a role It won’t be hard to win, With a cast of crooks and tarts. And that will be England gone, The shadows, the meadows, the lanes, The guildhalls, the carved choirs. There’ll be books; it will linger on In galleries; [...]
Thurs, January 3rd at 2 pm & 6 pm at the Stamford Village Library Join Transition Catskills, the Village of Stamford and Delaware River Solar for a free 1-hour presentation about tapping into a Community Solar farm for your electricity. Discover how to: Reduce your electric bill by 10% Help the Villages of Stamford and Hobart qualify for grants Offset the yearly carbon emitted by your car How can you do all that? By choosing to get your electricity from a Community Solar farm, rather than from fossil fuels. INFO SESSIONS are at 2 pm or 6 pm, and last about an hour. Stamford Village Library • 117 Main Street • Stamford, NY 12167 For more info, contact: Catherine Scott 845-702-1020 cat.scott@DelawareRiverSolar.com or kz@TransitionCatskills.org
Starting Thursday, December 13th from 1 to 2pm, we're featuring the award-winning program Transition Streets on our show "Here Comes the Sun" at 91.3 FM and streaming at www.wioxradio.org https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cgH1JasBi0 Transition Streets brings neighbors together to implement simple household changes, turning concern into action and building community street-by-street. Participating households typically save about $900 per year on expenses and reduce carbon emissions by about 2600 lbs per year. Transition Streets provides a curated guidebook to make changes, empowering neighbors with proven actions to conserve energy and save money. The actions are mostly no-cost or low-cost, so anyone can play. Each show will feature two neighbors in the studio. We'll also have a call-in expert, who can answer any questions that arise. Follow along with us as we go through the handbook's chapters on Energy, Food, Water, Waste and Transportation. At the end of each section, we'll each commit to one or two actions we can take to save money and reduce carbon, and we urge you to do the same. Here's the schedule for December thru May on our every-other-Thursday 1-2 pm time slot: December 13th: GETTING STARTED Carolyne Stayton from Transition US in Sebastopol, CA, joins us to introduce the Transition Streets program. Kirk Ritchey from Woodstock Transition will weigh in on the Transition movement and what's happening in their group. January 10th & 24th: ENERGY Using less electricity, oil or gas in your home will save you money and reduce carbon emissions. Often we can waste a lot of energy without realizing it. This section of the workbook offers a dozen ideas to start saving $$ right away. February 7th & 21st: FOOD Having a strong local food system is essential if our communities [...]
Every other Thursday, 1 to 2 pm, www.wioxradio.org or 91.3 FM On our radio show, we explore the sunnier side of sustainability (it's not all doom and gloom). Thursday, Nov 29th, we'll be discussing wood stove heating with Jeff Potent and Geothermal with Steve Lopez.