Tuesday, January 6, 2015

One Earth Film Series - Inequality For All - January 21st, 7pm

Transition Town Manchester's One Earth Film Series presents Inequality For All,Wednesday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Manchester Community Library in Manchester, Vermont.
In this award winning film American economist, author and professor Robert Reich examines widening income inequality in the United States—currently at historic highs—and explores what effects this increasing gap has not only on the U.S, economy but also American democracy itself. At the heart of the film is a simple question: What is a good society and what role does the widening income gap play in the deterioration of the nation's economic health?
There will be a short discussion afterwards. Suggested donation is $5.00. Students free.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

TTM Meeting January 11th at 10am - Sunday Brunch Potluck!

Our first meeting of the New Year will be a Sunday brunch potluck on January 11th at 10am at Bill and Lisa Laberge's house at 5145 Route 30 in Dorset. We will be organizing our spring planting project, discussing our "eating on the wild side" talks, and our film series with a pollinator emphasis in the spring, and more.  We hope you can join us!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

TTM Meeting - November 24th at 6:30 PM

We hope you can join us for our next meeting which will take place at Carol and Steve Berry's house at 
55 Dillingham Ave. in Manchester at 6:30 PM on Monday, November 24. It will be potluck and we will be discussing our film series, our spring planting project and more...

Wild & Scenic Film Festival - November 13th - Manchester Community Library

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is coming to Manchester, VT again this year. This popular evening event will benefit the Batten Kill Watershed Alliance, a local non-profit. The film festival is a program of inspiring films about adventure and conservation related to rivers, oceans, and fisheries. 

The event will be held at the new Manchester Community Library on Thursday, November 13th, 2014 at 7pm, Manchester Center, VT. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students under 18. Refreshments will be served by Transition Town Manchester and prizes will be raffled. All proceeds will benefit the Alliance.

The Batten Kill Watershed Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to good stewardship of the river and its tributaries in both Vermont and New York. The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is sponsored by Mountain Goat Outdoor Clothing and Gear in Manchester Center, and Patagonia, Inc. Door prizes and raffle Prizes will be offered and drawn at intermission. You must be present to win a raffle prize.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at The Mountain Goat, 4886 Main St in Manchester. The new Manchester Community Library is located at 138 Cemetery Avenue. Doors will open at 6:30 PM.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

TTM Meeting - Monday October 20th at 6:30 pm

Our meeting this month will be held Monday, October 20th at 6:30 pm, potluck, at Carl Bucholt's house at 116 Sleepy Hollow Drive in Manchester (off Manchester West Road, turn up Wideawake Lane, when road turns to gravel turn right onto Sleepy Hollow Drive. House is second on the right.)  We will be discussing the film series, spring planting project, re-skilling classes and more... Hope you can make it.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

TAPPED at Mark Skinner Library, on Wednesday, October 15, at 7:00 pm

Transition Town Manchester’s One Earth Film Series presents the movie TAPPED at Mark Skinner Library, on Wednesday, October 15, at 7:00 pm

Is access to clean drinking water a basic human right, or a commodity that should be bought and sold like any other article of commerce? Stephanie Soechtig's debut feature is an unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water.

From the producers of Who Killed the Electric Car and I.O.U.S.A., this timely documentary is a behind-the-scenes look into the unregulated and unseen world of an industry that aims to privatize and sell back the one resource that ought never to become a commodity: our water.

From the plastic production to the ocean in which so many of these bottles end up, this inspiring documentary trails the path of the bottled water industry and the communities which were the unwitting chipson the table. A powerful portrait of the lives affected by the bottled water industry, this revelatory film features those caught at the intersection of big business and the public's right to water.

There will be a short discussion afterwards. Suggested donation is $5.00.  

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Transition Town Manchester News

After taking the summer months off, we will be holding our first fall meeting of Transition Town Manchester. It will be Monday, September 15 at 6:30 pm at Bill and Lisa Laberge's house at 5145 Route 30, Dorset VT. It will be a potluck and Dan Scarnecchia will be treating us to a couple new recipes for a signature "Riverwalk" cocktail... should be a good meeting! We will be discussing a few things noted below as well as our fall film series. Hope you can make it!

People’s Climate March Sept 21

September 21 we will join a massive, history making march in New York City. We'll be in the streets together to tell world leaders to turn decades of climate talk into immediate climate action in what might be the  biggest climate march ever.  Peoplesclimate.org has all of the information you need. We want this moment to be about us - the people who are standing up in our communities, to organize, to build power, to confront the power of fossil fuels, and to shift power to a just, safe, peaceful world.

To make that happen, we need everyone - so invite your friends, family, colleagues, and whoever else to come with you this September.  Click here share the march on Facebook

If you're looking for more detailed information about the march, check out one of the links below:

To see bus, train, and housing information, click here.
To get involved in the organizing efforts, click here.
To volunteer to help out the day of the march, click here.
You can also get the most up to date information about the march route by visiting the website at http://peoplesclimate.org.