Saturday, June 23, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New discussions at the Ripton church

The Ripton Community Church is modifying its Sunday services. Starting this past Sunday, June 17th, discussion format changed. From here on, there will a different discussion topic each month
Services are held the third Sunday of the month, March through December.

(thanks to Charles Billings)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

This Sunday, Birds of Ripton

"Birds of Ripton" is the subject of this Sunday's Ripton Community Church presentation.

Warren King will present “Birds of Ripton” on Sunday, June 10th at 4:00 pm at Ripton Community Church. He will use 83 PowerPoint slides to illustrate more than 60 bird species, from robins to red-tailed hawks, that make Ripton’s forest their home. The presentation will be a virtual tour of Ripton’s roads and trails, following the same route used for the annual birdathon walks.

More on the presenter:

Warren is a conservation biologist with a background in ornithology. He worked as an ornithologist for the Smithsonian Institution, which published his book “The ICBP Bird Red Data Book: The Endangered Birds of the World” in 1980. He was an environmental educator for the Keewaydin Environmental Education Center in Salisbury, Vermont, for 13 years. He serves on the board of Audubon Vermont and the board of the Otter Creek Audubon Society. He also serves on the board of the Vermont chapter of The Nature Conservancy and was chair from 1998 to 2000. He received the 2002 Vermont State Award of the New England Wildflower Society. He and his wife Barry live in Ripton, where he is chair of the Ripton Planning Commission and the Ripton Conservation Commission. His interests include botanizing, bird watching, animal tracking and canoeing. He has received awards and recognition from Audubon and the Nature Conservancy.

That's this Sunday, June 10, 2012, at 4:00 pm.
The event is sponsored by Friends of The Ripton Community Church

Friday, June 1, 2012

Ripton school considers solar power

Ripton's elementary school is thinking about using solar power in the fear future, according to the Addison Independent.  Four county schools (Cornwall, Salisbury, and Weybridge, in addition to Ripton) are exploring a partnership with All Earth Renewables and Green Lantern Development.  AER and GLD could provide legal frameworks, technical knowledge, and investment.