October is Energy Awareness Month and we’ll be celebrating with events throughout the month.
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“The Current Revolution” film screening
Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. | Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St.
An original film series and engagement campaign designed to transform America’s electric grid. Learn more about the film.
Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. | Keene City Council Chambers, 3 Washington St.
Mayor Kendall W. Lane will issue an official proclamation naming October “Energy Awareness Month.”
Transportation public hearing
Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. | Keene Parks and Recreation Building, 312 Washington St., room 14.
The New Hampshire Department of Transformation is seeking public input as part of the Ten Year Transportation Improvement Plan update process. The newest draft contains
anticipated transportation revenues for the period 2021-2030 as well as a listing of priority projects across the state. This hearing is hosted by Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation.
“From Hurricane to Climate Change” film screening
Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. | Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St.
A documentary film produced by the Monadnock Institute at Franklin Pierce University. The film exploring the impact on lives and communities of the great New England Hurricane of 1938 and more recent extreme weather events in the Monadnock region of southwest New Hampshire that scientists claim are the result of global climate change. The film highlights the contemporary efforts of local communities to both adapt the infrastructure of the region to climate change and to mitigate its future impact through building new local institutions of economic and ecological sustainability. Learn more about the film.
Resident clean energy success stories
Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. | 49 Community Way Conference Room
Hear from a panel of local residents who have completed weatherization, energy efficiency work and/or renewable energy projects with their homes. Hosted by the Clean Energy Team
Community conversation on 100% renewable goals
Oct. 22 at 6:30 p.m. | Keene State College, Putnam Science Center, room 101
Panelists include Julia Grifffin, Town Manager, Hanover; Henry Herndon, Director of Local Energy Solutions, Concord; Profesor Tom Webler, Keene State College Department of Environmental Sciences. Discussion to be followed by Q&A. Open dialog among participants encouraged. All are welcome. Learn more about the event
Keene Housing solar ribbon-cutting and tour
Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. | Harper Acres Community Center, 105 Castle St.
Keene Housing is a clean energy leader in the Monadnock Region. Join them for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the solar transition of 17 buildings across two properties. Over 1,000 solar panels will offset 223 tons of carbon pollution annually and will save the nonprofit more than $2.5 million in electric costs. The event is at the Harper Acres Community Center. A walking tour with complimentary shuttle service will also be available.
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“Blowing in the wind” Doug Bogen on the potential for offshore wind to power New Hampshire
Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. | Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St.
A vision for a more sustainable future has been coming into focus in the past few years here in New England. This slide presentation will provide a look at the huge potential of offshore wind power, which could transform our region’s power system and create thousands of green jobs for the region’s economy in the coming decades. That vision involves the installation of hundreds of huge floating offshore wind turbines, which both the U.S. Department of Energy and the State of Maine calculate could feasibly provide most of the electric power our fuel-poor region needs within a couple decades. The presentation by Doug Bogan, The Seacoast Anti-Pollution League executive director, will lay out the reasons for this transformation and next steps needed to make it happen, as well as current projects in this region laying the foundation for building a sustainable energy future.
“Before the Flood” film screening
Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. | Keene Public Library, 60 Winter St.
If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, traveling to five continents and the Arctic to witness climate change firsthand. He goes on expeditions with scientists uncovering the reality of climate change and meets with political leaders fighting against inaction. He also discovers a calculated disinformation campaign orchestrated by powerful special interests working to confuse the public about the urgency of the growing climate crisis. With unprecedented access to thought leaders around the world, DiCaprio searches for hope in a rising tide of catastrophic news. Learn more about the film.
“Green drinks” talk on electric vehicle charging stations
Postponed until a later date | Machina Arts, 9 Court Street
Hear from Jessica Wilcox, NH Department of Environmental Services, about how New Hampshire could develop a network of charging stations for electric vehicles – and mingle at a fun new venue in downtown Keene. Hosted by Monadnock Energy Hub. Contact us for updates.
“Young voices for the planet”
Postponed until a later date | Antioch University, Community Room
Screening of a series of short films hosted by Alliance for Youth Climate Leadership.
Questions, ideas, RSVPs? Contact the Clean Energy Team
Photo credits: Windmill photo -Pixabay by Pexels; Solar panels – City of Keene; Offshore wind photo by Nicholas Doherty