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Tag: Community Conversations

Community Conversations: Renewable Energy
By May 4, 2019 Read More →

Community Conversations: Renewable Energy

A Special Greenerborough Edition of Community Conversations! Energy is an economic and environmental problem in our region. To address that problem, many towns are working to create 100% renewable energy in our homes and businesses. This Community Conversation will feature four speakers who are working to implement renewable energy in our region.  Their work includes […]

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Community Conversations: Mental Illness
By October 11, 2016 Read More →

Community Conversations: Mental Illness

“Nearly one in five adults has a diagnosable mental health disorder,” explains Peter Evers, co-chair of the Campaign to Change Direction NH, and CEO of Riverbend Community Mental Health. “Learning the signs of emotional suffering can better open the door to treatment and getting people the help they deserve.” Change Direction was launched by representatives […]

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Community Conversations: Collaboration
By June 14, 2016 Read More →

Community Conversations: Collaboration

In a competitive world, the concept of collaboration can seem a risky proposition. Even between people with common interests, collaboration can be frustrating and challenging. In this conversation we look at for different perspectives, including non-profit and business organizations, and also some examples of those two sectors working together. Presenters Nancy O’Brien is the Coordinator […]

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Community Conversations: Welcoming
By May 10, 2016 Read More →

Community Conversations: Welcoming

How do we welcome people into our community? What are the factors that might influence our reception of newcomers? In this Community Conversation we hear from a number of different perspectives, and we can discuss ways in which we are a welcoming community, and ways we might improve. Presenters: Margaret Nelson ~ Director of the […]

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Community Conversations: Keeping it Local
By April 12, 2016 Read More →

Community Conversations: Keeping it Local

Strong communities try to retain local money in the local economy. But understanding where the money we spend ends up is not always easy. Local businesspeople open our conversation by describing where money spent in local stores goes and how residents can maximize their local spending. Audience members can also describe difficulties they face in […]

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Community Conversations: Turning Neighbors in to Neighborhoods
By February 9, 2016 Read More →

Community Conversations: Turning Neighbors in to Neighborhoods

Sometime in the last few decades, we stopped talking with our neighbors. Now, as more people work from home or have retired, neighborhoods are reviving as communities. A few people who have begun and want to begin neighborhood community-building start our conversation. Our speakers will provide short overviews of community / neighborhood building projects that […]

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Community Conversations: The Power of Generosity
By December 1, 2015 Read More →

Community Conversations: The Power of Generosity

New Hampshire is one of the richest states, in terms of per capita and median household income. Yet the state ranks dead last in per capita philanthropic giving. Part of this Community Conversation will look at this lack of financial support for those in need. But we’ll also take a deeper look at what it means […]

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Community Conversations: Troubled Times for Teens
By November 10, 2015 Read More →

Community Conversations: Troubled Times for Teens

Being a teen has never been easy. But something is clearly wrong when we are seeing so many teens resorting to taking their own lives. What are the factors contributing to this, and how can our community provide better support and intervention, and also – how can we create a culture where teens feel better […]

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Community Conversations: Villages in a Global Economy
By October 13, 2015 Read More →

Community Conversations: Villages in a Global Economy

Villages in a Global Economy: How Can We Compete? As products increasingly vanish into information, software and smartphones, villages see new opportunities and challenges. Warehouses empty as just-in-time deliveries erase the need for storage. Roads become less important than Internet highways. Products become easily available from beyond, yet customers from beyond also become easier to […]

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Community Conversations: Literacy
By September 8, 2015 Read More →

Community Conversations: Literacy

Thanks to all who attended! Subsequent to the meeting, we have compiled a list of resources from presenters and attendees. [click here]. If you have additional resources, especially those relevant to the Monadnock region, please send that information and we will included it. This Community Conversation took place on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. If you […]

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