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Capital City Community Calendar

Welcome to the Capital City Community Calendar. This is a comprehensive events calendar connecting our community with the wide array of events offered at in our vibrant city. If you are hosting an event in Montpelier, you are invited to list your event details here on our community calendar. Before submitting a community event, please refer to the calendar policy.

May 22, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes Room
Montpelier, VT 05602
Free and open to the public.
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Film Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai and discussion with Shawn White, Project Manager at Friends of the Winooski River

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

How do trees affect rain, rivers, soil quality, nutrition, climate and peace? Planting trees for fuel, shade, and food is not something that anyone would imagine as the first step toward winning the Nobel Peace Prize. But this is how Wangari Maathai won in 2004, by leading thousands of women in the Green Belt Movement of Kenya. These women planted 35 million trees, reclaimed their country’s land from a century of deforestation, and enabled families to feed their children healthier food. Join Shawn White for a viewing of the film, followed by a discussion about how planting trees in Montpelier can improve our rivers, soil quality and climate.