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Ideas and education

2020 Rich Earth Institute Virtual Summit - Reclaiming Urine as a Resource (Online): Join us to discuss the future of urine diversion and its re-use as a fertilizer! For the past five years, the Institute’s annual urine diversion summit has brought together researchers, practitioners, industry leaders, policy makers, students, catalyzing new partnerships/ collaborations as we grow the body of knowledge about this innovative practice. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nancy G. Love, Borchardt and Glysson Collegiate Prof. of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the U. of Michigan and adjunct Professor at the Institute of Biotechnology at Addis Ababa U. In collaboration with students, she works at the interface of water, infrastructure, public health in domestic/global settings. As Principal Investigator of the National Science Foundation's INFEWS project: Advancing Technologies and Improving Communication of Urine­-Derived Fertilizers for Food Production within a Risk­ Based Framework, she'll discuss this project and her vision for the future of urine diversion and reuse. . By donation. Online. Information: RSVP: https://forms.gle/vTmFqEvBG5oW3tj7A.

Well-being

Advance Care Planning Information Meeting (via Zoom): Create a written healthcare plan (Advance Directive). Anyone over 18 years old should have one. It's how people care for one another. Do you have questions? We have answers: Where do I find the forms? Who should be named as my healthcare agent? Who do I give the completed form to? How do I talk with my family about my healthcare wishes if I am unable to speak for myself?. 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. Free. Zoom. To receive a Zoom invitation, contact Taking Steps Brattleboro at Brattleboro Area Hospice: Don Freeman: 802.257.0775 x 101, don.freeman@brattleborohospice.org.

BRATTLEBORO Brattleboro Senior Center Tai Chi: Tai Chi is a powerful tool in healing and strengthening the body, mind, and spirit. Flowing movements improve balance, increase flexibility and joint mobility and reduce stress. Steve is certified by the Arthritis Foundation in the instruction of Tai Chi for health and arthritis. Taught by Steve Green. 9-10 a.m. on Wednesdays (Gibson Aiken dance floor). Physical distancing/face masks. Special needs/more info contact Sarah at 802-257-7570 or sclark@brattleboro.org. Through Wednesday, September 23. Drop-in: $5 ($7 non-Brattleboro residents). Gibson-Aiken Center, 207 Main St. Reservations required: 802-257-7570, www.brattleboro.org.

Community building

Green Commons of Vermont! (via Zoom): What is the future of the Putney Community Garden and Farmers' Market? Some members of the garden and farmers' market, along with several community members have joined forces to create a new nonprofit corporation, Green Commons of Vermont. Windham and Windsor Housing Trust is purchasing the property currently held by Putney Gateway Associates to build housing. Our goal is to purchase a portion of the land and preserve it for public use. Our basic mission is to acquire and preserve green spaces for the community, to promote local agriculture, and to make food accessible to everyone. This includes the continued success of both the community garden and farmers' market. Beyond that, we are striving to provide a public space for recreation and relaxation where our whole community can thrive! We expect to gain tax-exempt status from the IRS in the fall and will begin fundraising to buy the property. 7 - 9 p.m. RSVP for Zoom link on Facebook/sign up for our newsletter: www.facebook.com/groups/1382120075511015. Zoom. Information: Questions/comments: greencommonsvt@gmail.com.

Activism

BRATTLEBORO AA: . 134 Elliot, 134 Elliot St.

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