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Online Lecture: Vermont’s Heart and Sustainable Soul

Join us at 12:00 p.m. (ET) on Monday, July 19 for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn how central Vermont became an artist’s retreat and has prospered sustainably by keeping it local.
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Online Program

Online Lecture: Vermont’s Heart and Sustainable Soul

Join us at 12:00 p.m. (ET) on Monday, July 19 for a one-hour lecture and Q&A to learn how central Vermont became an artist’s retreat and has prospered sustainably by keeping it local.
Length
1 hour
Starts at
25
Program No. 24324 RJ
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In the first of a 'Sustainability of Place' series, Megan Epler Wood explores the earliest stories of beautiful Windham County where the historic monument villages of Newfane and Grafton charted a path which created a paradise of both architecture and the arts. Once the railroad came in, Newfane and its neighboring village Grafton began to attract famous writers such as Rudyard Kipling as early as the 1890s, and a cast of famous politicians including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, and Woodrow Wilson. This episode will also explore how central Vermont became an artist’s retreat and retains an extraordinary devotion to the arts of place. This “centered” piece of Vermont’s historical soul maintains a signature quest to keep commerce and the arts local and of the highest standards - to allow local people to both prosper and live in harmony with their place. This is the definition of sustainable development and certainly makes Vermont one of the more sustainable places to visit in the world.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll and a reminder email one week, one day, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the instructor live using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted in the lecture description, all those who enroll in this program can attend the live event and will also receive a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within two weeks following the live event.
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Megan Epler Wood
Megan Epler Wood is a thought leader, pioneer, teacher, speaker, and consultant on questions of managing sustainable tourism for destinations, business, and civil society. Since 2010, her research and on-line courses with Harvard Extension and Cornell universities vetted a wide range of solutions to help protect destinations using science-based, technology-powered measures together with socially and environmentally responsible business development techniques designed to meet local economic development goals, and global SDG and Paris Climate standards. She is the author of “Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet.”

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Megan Epler Wood is a thought leader, pioneer, teacher, speaker, and consultant on questions of managing sustainable tourism for destinations, business, and civil society. Since 2010, her research and on-line courses with Harvard Extension and Cornell universities vetted a wide range of solutions to help protect destinations using science-based, technology-powered measures together with socially and environmentally responsible business development techniques designed to meet local economic development goals, and global SDG and Paris Climate standards. She is the author of “Sustainable Tourism on a Finite Planet.”





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Important registration tip:
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