Past Activities

Hanover's Second Annual Energy Forum: Achieving 100% Renewable EnergyWednesday, April 24, 6:00-8:00 PM, Richmond Middle School Auditorium

Come to learn what’s happening. Pick up new ideas to make your energy profile leaner and greener.


Poster Exhibit will showcase eco-friendly, cost saving energy projects that have been done by Hanover residents, businesses and non-profits.


Speakers will report on Sustainable Hanover, Town, and Dartmouth accomplishments since last year’s forum, preview 2019 -20 initiatives and answer your questions.


Come early for a free LED light bulb from Liberty Utilities (while supply lasts).



Going Out Green: Two Presentations by Lee Webster

Wednesday, March 27, 12:00-1:30 PM




Wednesday, May 22, 10:00-11:30 AM

Wednesday, March 27, 12:00-1:30 PM:

Osher Brown Bag lunch at the Black Center: “Going Out Green: Exploring Sustainable & Meaningful Funeral Options”




Wednesday, May 22, 10:00-11:30 AM at D-H Aging Resource Center: “Home Funerals, Green Burials and Everything in Between”

Energy-Saving Trees 

Hanover Parks and Recreation is partnering with Liberty Utilities and the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize and celebrate Hanover's 40 years of Tree City USA accomplishments.  We are offering one free tree sponsored by Liberty Utilities to Hanover/Etna customers through Energy-Saving Trees, an Arbor Day foundation program that helps conserve energy and reduce energy bills through strategic tree planting. 


Liberty Utilities customers can reserve their free trees using the Arbor Day Foundation's online tool that helps customers estimate the annual energy savings that will result from planting trees in the most strategic location near their homes or businesses.  Customers can choose a Serviceberry, Magnolia, Sweetgum or Tuliptree and are expected to care for and plant them in the location provided by the online tool.  These varieties were chosen to add beauty to the landscape and attract native songbirds and pollinators. 


The program will continue until all 100 trees are reserved.  The 2-4 ft. tall trees will be available for pickup on Saturday, May 11th at Pine Knolls Cemetery in Hanover, 9am to 12pm. 


Click this link to sign up:

Mascoma Valley Energy and Sustainability Expo

Saturday, September 29, 2018

10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Please join us for some or all of the exciting classes and keynote speaker that we have lined up at this regional educational Expo.  Read more...

Achieving 100% Renewables: First Steps

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

6:30-8:30 PM

Do you wonder what's happened since Hanover residents voted overwhelmingly to transition to 100% renewable energy at Town Meeting Last May?  Read more...

Click here to view video of the event.

Click here to see photos from the Ready for 100 Forum.
Hanover/Norwich Spring Cleans Yard SaleSaturday, May 12, 2018, 9 AM-1PMCalling all residents, neighborhoods, groups and organizations. May 12th is going to be the second annual neighborhood yard sale day.  Read more...
8th Annual Hanover/Dartmouth Community Yard Sale

September 2, 2017

Neighbors helping neighbors through re-use and recycling.
Introducing the Sustaining Landscapes Initiative

Monday, June 12, 2017

7 PM, Howe Library Mayer Room

Create sustainable landscape demonstration sites using Perma-culture principles to address environmental issues.  Read more...
Hanover Spring Cleans Neighborhood Yard Sales

Saturday, May 13, 2017

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

The first annual Hanover Spring Cleans Town Wide Yard Sale was a big success for both the 35+ sellers and the many shoppers who came looking for bargains.  Thanks to all the participants, surplus goods of all sorts were kept out of the landfill and were given new homes and uses.
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..
Ready for 100 EndorsementFebruary 6, 2017Selectboard endorses Ready for 100 movement to 100% clean renewable energy by 2050, previously endorsed by Sustainable Hanover.  Please read the revised endorsement here.
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...
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 PerspectivesWednesday, January 20, 2016, 7 to 9 pm at Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall, Dartmouth CollegeEnvision a future powered 100% by renewable energy. Read more...
Hanover Button Up WorkshopThursday, October 22, 2015, 7-9 PM at R.W. Black Community CenterSave money and increase the energy efficiency of your home with energy training manager Andy Duncan. Read more...
Green Cleaning WorkshopThursday, June 25, 2015, 5:30-7:30 PM at Co-op Food Store in Lebanon, NHFREE 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, VTApril 4, 2015, 10 am - 1 pmJoin the re-use movement-buy/sell/give away used equipment.