Sustainable Hanover Committee


The Sustainable Hanover Committee supports the efforts of the community to assure that the Town of Hanover thrives for present and future generations.

UPDATE 2/6/17: Selectboard  endorses Ready for 100 movement to 100% clean renewable energy by 2050, previously endorsed by Sustainable Hanover.  Please read the revised endorsement here.

Click here to view the North American Dialogue-100% Renewable Energy in Cities PowerPoint presentation.

Current and Ongoing Activities

Hanover Spring Cleans Neighborhood Yard Sales

Saturday, May 13, 2017

10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

May 13 is going to be yard sale day all over Hanover and Etna.  Now is the time to sign up to participate.  Click here to learn more and to download the registration form.
Community Solar Workshop

Thursday, April 27, 2017

6:00 - 7:30 P.M.

Richmond Middle School

Learn about community solar in NH, group net metering, legal aspects and funding opportunities for landowners, non-profits and businesses.  Read more...
Panel Presentation: How Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Can Save You Money: Success Stories from Our Community

Thursday, March 2, 2017

6:30 - 8:30 P.M.

Kilton Library Community Room (West Lebanon)

This panel presentation will cover examples of financial savings and reduced energy consumption through renewable energy projects and energy efficiency. Read more..
Upper Valley Green Power ChallengeLIMITED TIME OFFER. Sign-up ends Oct. 31, 2016A unique opportunity to buy Green-E Certified 100% renewable power at a group rate for your NH home or small business. Read more...
Sustaining Landscapes Initiative2016-2017

Create sustainable landscape demonstration sites using Perma-culture principles to address environmental issues. Read more...

Green Power CommunityOngoing from 2014Hanover electricity gets greener and cleaner in 2016.  22% of the electricity consumed in Hanover is green-e certified on-site solar generated! Read more...
Building Sustainability/Resiliency into the DNA of the Hanover Master PlanOn-going from Summer 2014

Review and initial thoughts/questions for Hanover's upcoming Master Plan revision. Read more...

8th Annual Hanover/Dartmouth Community Yard SaleTo be announcedNeighbors helping neighbors through re-use and recycling. Time, location, and other details to be announced late summer 2017.

Completed Activities


Plastic Plant Pot Recycling2016-No collections

A note from the Sustainable Hanover Recycling Committee:

The special collection days sponsored by Longacre's Nursery and the Sustainable Hanover Committee have been suspended for 2016. Hanover residents may put clean plastic pots marked with humbers 1 through 7 in their curbside bins.

We regret this development and will pick up the program in the future if it becomes practical to do so.

What Does a 100% Renewable Energy Future Look Like? National, State & Local Perspectives

Wednesday, January 20, 2016, 7 to 9 pm at Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall, Dartmouth College

Envision a future powered 100% by renewable energy.

Hanover Button Up Workshop

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 7-9 PM at R.W. Black Community Center

Save money and increase the energy efficiency of your home with energy training manager Andy Duncan. Read more...

Green Cleaning Workshop

Thursday, June 25, 2015, 5:30-7:30 PM at Co-op Food Store in Lebanon, NH

FREE workshop on household cleaners.  Learn what cleaners to avoid and how to make your own homemade cleaners

Solarize Hanover

Enrollments: Oct to Jan 2015

Installations: Spring to Summer 2015

62 residents and businesses signed contracts through Solarize Hanover to generate their own clean, renewable electricity

Gear-to-Go Sale at Tracy Hall, Norwich, VT

April 4, 2015, 10 am - 1 pm

Join the re-use movement-buy/sell/give away used equipment.


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Peter Kulbacki Director of Public Works (603) 640-3371

Appointed Officials - by the Board of Selectmen (3 year term)

NameTitleTerm Expiration



Larry Litten


MaryAnn Cadwallader


Christopher Kennedy


Susan Edwards

Recycling Subcommittee contact


Mary Donin






Jenna Musco

Sustainability Program Manager, Dartmouth College

Rosilie Kerr

Dartmouth College Sustainability Director

April Salas