Local Energy Action

Join hundreds of your neighbors doing their part to get our communities to 100% renewable energy by 2050.

Upper Valley Energy Committees

Energy committees are volunteer groups working on energy-related projects within their own communities. These groups take many forms: formal town committees, ad-hoc volunteer groups, small nonprofit organizations, individual energy coordinators, and even multi-town volunteer groups.

2020 Energy Committee Updates

A summary of what groups across our region are up to this year, including contact information

2020 Partner Updates and Resources

From organizations who support energy committees year-round

Energy Committee Roundtable

An annual gathering of energy committee volunteers from across the Upper Valley. View video and resources from past events in 2017, 2018, and 2019. There was no Roundtable in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Vital Communities Can Help!

Contact us today (energy@vitalcommunities.org or 802-291-9100 x109) – we’d love to help you:

  • Join your local energy committee
  • Collaborate with other energy committees 
  • Start a NEW energy committee

Using the Strategic Energy Action Toolkit, Vital Communities also offers free consultations and facilitation for new and existing energy committees, to help with group organization, goal setting, project prioritization, action planning, and more.

Newsletters and Discussion Lists

UV Climate Action Discussion List

VECAN eNewsletter

NH Energy eNewsletter

Other Local Energy Action Resources

Local Energy Success Stories

Sharon’s Energy Survey – Survey Results and Slides (May 2019)

“Window Dressers” energy-saving window inserts for low income residents in Thetford, Strafford, and surrounding towns (March 2020)

Woodstock’s Weatherization Guide – Guide and Slides (May 2019)