Grafton-Woodlands-Group-officeNews Release — Grafton Woodlands
Oct. 19, 2015
Contact: Lynn Barrett, prime@svcable.net, 802-258-3992

GRAFTON, VT—October 19, 2015—The Grafton Woodlands Group, an environmental community resource and knowledge center, announces its first in a series of speaker talks that are designed to inform and engage citizens in discussions about local environmental and energy issues.

Upcoming October and November programs include the showing and discussion of the documentary film Windfall, as well as discussions on energy goals and climate change, conservation of natural resources and wildlife species, a community reception and information session and a retrospective of Vermont’s environmental past, present and future.

Windfall-documentaryThe documentary Windfall will be shown followed by a discussion on Friday, October 23 at 205 Main Street, Grafton Woodlands Group Center. Windfall, according to a review in the New York Times, is “an urgent, informative and artfully assembled documentary.“ The film follows the experience of a small rural town in upstate New York as residents weigh the impacts of Industrial scale wind on their lives and the environment. “Fascinating, insightful, and fair…an intimate portrait of one New York community in heavy battle.” —Huffington Post

On Wednesday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Homestead Room, Grafton Inn, Mark Whitworth and Pete Antos-Ketcham of Energize Vermont will discuss how to achieve response to climate change that meets energy goals while protecting the environment. Whitworth is a member of the Energize Vermont board and Antos-Ketcham is executive director of Energize Vermont.

Sue Morse, a nationally known naturalist, wildlife biologist and photographer and executive director of Keeping Track, will present a program titled “Animals of the North, What Will Global Climate Change Mean for Them?” The presentation includes remarkable images of animals in both the arctic and northern habitats. She says, “The intent is to inspire attendees, young and old alike, to join in the vital crusade to change our fossil fuel-burning ways, conserve natural resources and share a healthy planet with all that lives.” This program will take place on Wednesday, November 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Homestead Room, Grafton Inn.

On Monday, November 9 the Grafton Woodlands Group will host a community reception and information session in the Phelps Barn, Grafton Inn at 6:30 p.m. More details will be announced.

The program on November 18 will be a retrospective on Vermont’s environmental history presented by Bruce Host, historian and writer. Post uses historic photos, maps, recordings and videos to shed light on Vermont’s environmental past and asks provocative questions about its present and future.

This program will take place at 6:30 p.m. in the Homestead Room, Grafton Inn.

Refreshments will be served at all events.

The Grafton Woodlands Center is open regularly on Wednesdays and Fridays 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and at other times for programs and events. In addition, residents and visitors are welcome to stop in when the “Open” flag is out. To reach the GWG Center by phone call 802-843-3113, or by e-mail: graftonwoodlands@vermontel.net.

Grafton Woodlands Group, Inc., is a non-profit organization with a broad and diverse base in the community, dedicated to protecting Grafton’s heritage and its future.