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The RENDEZVOUS on August 17th & 18th

July 13, 2013
In Irasburg, Vermont

The RENDEZVOUS on August 17th & 18th

Visit and follow the blog: therendezvousvt.wordpress.com for camping details, directions to Irasburg & the Rendezvous, for updates on the event schedule, and the event’s workshops and presenters and music info, all coming soon!

Not to be missed at the RendezVous: the renowned Bread & Puppet!!

Tell your friends! fill a car! Be there! Hope to see you!

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SOLARFEST 2013! July 12th, 13th, & 14th

July 13, 2013

Visit http://www.solarfest.org for ticket info, sustainability workshops schedule, directions and more!

Quoted from their newsletter:
“Factoid: Enough sunlight falls on the earth’s surface every hour to meet world energy demand for an entire year.”
Come out to Solarfest. Forget-Me-Not Farm in Tinmouth VT. $15 day admission and LOTS to see and do and learn! Great Music! Local Food! Great Ideas!

Hope to see you there!

NEWS from the Mountain Occupiers!!

June 25, 2013

NEWS from the Mountain Occupiers!!

Please visit therendezvousvt.wordpress.com for more
information on this great event on August 17 and 18.
ENERGY * CULTURE * TRUTH * JUSTICE

From their webpage:
The Rendezvous
August 17 and 18, 2013 | Irasburg, Vermont
What is the Rendezvous?
The Rendezvous is a bold beginning to reorder human life on the planet, starting with our own region. It is an event for anyone who cares about maintaining a livable planet. It is a time to explore a collective vision for the future guided by the Truth about finite resources; Culture grounded in a right relationship with the Earth; Peace and environmental and social Justice; and Energy generation that protects the natural systems on which we depend.

The Rendezvous is organized by the northern Vermont coalition, Mountain Occupiers; along with members of regional groups such as Rising Tide, 350 Vermont, and the Vermont Workers Center. Attendees will include members of environmental and social justice groups from across New England and Québec.

The Setting:
The Rendezvous will take place in a 50-acre field near Irasburg village. The location has expansive views of the surrounding ridgelines, including the controversial Lowell Wind Project. Beneath the field is a 73 year old pipeline that is under consideration to carry tar sands oil. Participants will camp onsite, sharing food, ideas, and knowledge. A natural amphitheatre will be the venue for local musicians, a Bread and Puppet performance, and keynote speaker Peter Brown, Ph.D. (Author of Right Relationships: Building a Whole Earth Economy). Attendance is by donation.

See you at The Rendezvous!

“We are participants in a conflict between two cultures. The dominant culture regards the Earth as a natural resource to be dominated for the purpose of extraction of personal wealth. We regard the Earth and all creation as a set of right relationships and our role is to understand and live by and within those relationships” (Peter Brown).

Land Owner Tells His Story About Dealing With Wind Developer

May 29, 2013
D Saari Video

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Derek Saari Talks in West Rutland about the Grandpa’s Knob Wind Development, May 20, 2013

Email: Derek Saari Update

May 24, 2013

**Update May 24, 2013

Due to several issues related to the potential threat of inclement weather,  he is regretfully postponing the May 26th event (refer to Derek Saari’s  invitation letter below).
Derek’s Power Point presentation slides are attached below as “Vermont Presentation”

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Good Evening Mr. Eisenberg,

When I arrived home late last evening from the presentation I see that you sent via regular mail your response from the other day. I’m assuming the letter is dated May 15, 2013 and not March 15, 2013. Totally accustomed to your error filed writing. Thank you but I had already made 100 copies and dispersed your letter at the meeting. In fact, I modified my presentation to read your letter into the record. By far Mr. Eisenberg, your anticipated weak response, I must rate, as one of the top three worst letters you have produced in the last year. But this observation makes sense. Since informing the public on December 21, 2012 that you were experiencing episodes of “hiatus” and that this condition was still present on April 8, 2013 and even more disturbingly, in your above-mentioned letter to me regarding this meeting, the resulting symptoms really have impacted your already compromised writing skills. Best of luck dealing with this self-identified issue.

I have attached to maintain continuity with my extensive work on this hiatus project, a copy of the presentation from last evening. I totally understand that the individual slides may or may not be completely obvious as to their individual or collective meaning, so to overcome that perception, you will receive a CD copy of the presentation, in addition the following, the Governor, Attorney General, Public Service Board, the four affected Town SelectBoards/Committees, numerous State officials, and the lengthy list goes on. The presentation was professionally taped for your viewing convenience. There is a slide missing relative to the return phone call from Burlington Electric that I received after completion of the slides but that discussion can wait until you receive the CD.

In addition to the presentation being on the CD, this Sunday May 26th between 10:30AM and 1:00PM, the same professional video company will be on my property and the surrounding area within the limits of granted permission, to bring the presentation from last night into true environmental reality. As you recall, I warmly welcomed you on my property on October 7, 2012 similar to the invite on April 14, 2012. Unfortunately you rudely declined my October invite in your letter dated October 6, 2012. Inviting you and your development staff should never be considered what you commonly refer to as a “so-called fear tactic”, I have nothing to hide. I have done more work at 80 Payson Hill Rd in Rindge NH then you have ever done at 82 Elm St in Manchester Center VT. So once again, I’m reaching out to you and any other development team member to come to my property this Sunday. Now, I understand the repetitive statement that not even a conceptual site plan rendering remotely exists for the Grandpa’s Knob project even after seven long years but your extensive and successful development background in renewable energy as cited on your Reunion Power website, as well as, your Ruby Renewable Resource website, would be a tremendous value to the on-site portion on the CD production

To provide you and any of your invitees the legal comfort in gaining access to my property and as was the case for the no-show in October, I will waive the “Order Of No Trespass” for Old Hubbardton Road that was sent to you on July 9, 2012. This brief waiver will be between the above-listed timeframe for May 26, 2013 only, after that, the Order reverts to being in full force in effect. There will be a social period after 1:00 PM but your invite to this portion is not extended.

This invite is open to the public. I’m trying Mr. Eisenberg to allow you so many opportunities to promote the environmental and community benefits as you stated in your letter. Another no-show says so much. My property is tranquil and may ease the hiatus symptoms so please consider the opportunity.

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Derek Saari’s Power Point Presentation Given in West Rutland Monday May 20, 2013:

Vermont Final Presentation

Email: Derek Saari to Steve Eisenberg 5/21/13

May 23, 2013

**Update May 24, 2013

Due to several issues related to the potential threat of inclement weather,  he is regretfully postponing the May 26th event (refer to Derek Saari’s  invitation letter below).

——————-

Good Evening Mr. Eisenberg,

When I arrived home late last evening from the presentation I see that you sent via regular mail your response from the other day. I’m assuming the letter is dated May 15, 2013 and not March 15, 2013. Totally accustomed to your error filed writing. Thank you but I had already made 100 copies and dispersed your letter at the meeting. In fact, I modified my presentation to read your letter into the record. By far Mr. Eisenberg, your anticipated weak response, I must rate, as one of the top three worst letters you have produced in the last year. But this observation makes sense. Since informing the public on December 21, 2012 that you were experiencing episodes of “hiatus” and that this condition was still present on April 8, 2013 and even more disturbingly, in your above-mentioned letter to me regarding this meeting, the resulting symptoms really have impacted your already compromised writing skills. Best of luck dealing with this self-identified issue.

I have attached to maintain continuity with my extensive work on this hiatus project, a copy of the presentation from last evening. I totally understand that the individual slides may or may not be completely obvious as to their individual or collective meaning, so to overcome that perception, you will receive a CD copy of the presentation, in addition the following, the Governor, Attorney General, Public Service Board, the four affected Town SelectBoards/Committees, numerous State officials, and the lengthy list goes on. The presentation was professionally taped for your viewing convenience. There is a slide missing relative to the return phone call from Burlington Electric that I received after completion of the slides but that discussion can wait until you receive the CD.

In addition to the presentation being on the CD, this Sunday May 26th between 10:30AM and 1:00PM, the same professional video company will be on my property and the surrounding area within the limits of granted permission, to bring the presentation from last night into true environmental reality. As you recall, I warmly welcomed you on my property on October 7, 2012 similar to the invite on April 14, 2012. Unfortunately you rudely declined my October invite in your letter dated October 6, 2012. Inviting you and your development staff should never be considered what you commonly refer to as a “so-called fear tactic”, I have nothing to hide. I have done more work at 80 Payson Hill Rd in Rindge NH then you have ever done at 82 Elm St in Manchester Center VT. So once again, I’m reaching out to you and any other development team member to come to my property this Sunday. Now, I understand the repetitive statement that not even a conceptual site plan rendering remotely exists for the Grandpa’s Knob project even after seven long years but your extensive and successful development background in renewable energy as cited on your Reunion Power website, as well as, your Ruby Renewable Resource website, would be a tremendous value to the on-site portion on the CD production

To provide you and any of your invitees the legal comfort in gaining access to my property and as was the case for the no-show in October, I will waive the “Order Of No Trespass” for Old Hubbardton Road that was sent to you on July 9, 2012. This brief waiver will be between the above-listed timeframe for May 26, 2013 only, after that, the Order reverts to being in full force in effect. There will be a social period after 1:00 PM but your invite to this portion is not extended.

This invite is open to the public. I’m trying Mr. Eisenberg to allow you so many opportunities to promote the environmental and community benefits as you stated in your letter. Another no-show says so much. My property is tranquil and may ease the hiatus symptoms so please consider the opportunity.

————————

Derek Saari’s Power Point Presentation Given in West Rutland Monday May 20, 2013:

Vermont Final Presentation

Landowner holds forum on wind project

May 17, 2013

http://www.rutlandherald.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130517/NEWS01/705179951

Landowner holds forum on wind project
May 17,2013

WEST RUTLAND — A landowner who terminated his easement agreement with a wind project developer is hosting a public forum at 7 p.m. Monday at the West Rutland Town Hall.

The event is hosted by Derek Saari, who last year pulled out of his agreement with Reunion Power, the developer of the proposed Grandpa’s Knob Wind Farm. According to Saari, the forum will focus on his experience and prior involvement with the project. He said he has invited the project’s developer to the forum.

For more information, email biddieknobvt@yahoo.com.