Jericho Energy Task Force

The Jericho Energy Task Force is a volunteer committee in charge of tackling energy-related projects within the Jericho community, including energy efficiency, transportation, and renewable energy.

Meetings take place on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm. Scroll down to see news and updates.

Have a home energy question for the JETF? Use our new Q and A tool by clicking the "Ask the JETF" tab below...


Jericho's energy use is shown on our page of the
Community Energy Dashboard.


To learn more about the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission's energy efforts, CLICK HERE.

The Jericho Energy Task Force is a volunteer committee in charge of tackling energy-related projects within the Jericho community, including energy efficiency, transportation, and renewable energy.

Meetings take place on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7pm. Scroll down to see news and updates.

Have a home energy question for the JETF? Use our new Q and A tool by clicking the "Ask the JETF" tab below...


Jericho's energy use is shown on our page of the
Community Energy Dashboard.


To learn more about the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission's energy efforts, CLICK HERE.

  • Another Successful Repair Cafe

    The Jericho Energy Task Force held their second Repair Cafe on Saturday, April 13 at the Jericho Community Center. Volunteers included three with sewing expertise (one of whom is an expert knitter), two sewing machine specialists, and three general fix-it folks including a father/son team.

    Eleven people made reservations and we accommodated three walk-ins. Repairs included a wide variety sewing and knitting projects, a lesson in darning, several sewing machines, a headless doll which one of our repair people took home to fix, a lamp, and a CD player. A coffee maker and a vacuum cleaner were unfixable although the owner of the latter now has a better idea of where the problem probably lies.




    JETF wants to thank the Community Center for use of the building and our fantastic volunteers for taking time out of their Saturday to help their neighbors.



  • Spring Repair Cafe

    The Jericho Energy Task Force will be hosting our second Repair Cafe on April 13. It will take place from 9 am to 1 pm at the Jericho Community Center. At this point we have the following skills to offer:

    - Two people who repair sewing machines
    - Two people who will work on bicycles and possibly electronics
    - One who wants to help with electronics and will also try his hand at other things
    - Three who can help with an assortment of clothing repairs

    There is also someone at Jeri-Hill hardware who is willing to look at broken items when he has spare time there during the day.

    If you would like to bring something to be repaired, please email me directly at vtphyl72@gmail.com. You'll need to tell me what you're bringing and pick one of the time slots (9-10, 10-11, 11-12, or 12-1) so we can make sure people aren't waiting around unnecessarily. If the time slot you've picked is full, I'll let you know so you can change it

    We'd love to have additional volunteers with repair skills of any kind. Please let me know if you think you can help out.

  • JETF Presentation - March

    The Jericho Energy Task Force is inviting all those interested in local weather and climate to join the Task Force in welcoming Conor Lahiff to an open Q an A on local climate and weather at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library on March 28, 2024 at 7PM.

    Conor has been a Jericho resident for nearly 20 years and has been working for the National Weather Service for 22 years. He also has served on Jericho's Planning Commission and is a photographer of nature including the night sky. He will discuss such topics as will the weather allow us to see the eclipse; how fast is Jericho's annual rainfall increasing; is higher rainfall Jericho's most likely climate change; what about temperature extremes, particularly the last few winters, including this one with limited snowfall making white Christmases less likely than the past

    Light refreshments will be served. This is a waste free event, please bring your own cups.

  • JETF Film Series - February







  • JETF Film Series - January

    Jericho Energy Task Force and the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library present:
    With unprecedented access to the nuclear industry in France, Russia and the United States, filmmaker Oliver Stone explores the possibility of overcoming the challenges of climate change and energy poverty through the power of nuclear energy**.


    Join us for a film and discussion on nuclear energy as a solution to our climate issues.

    Thursday Jan 25th @ 7pm at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library, 8 River Road, Jericho, VT


    **JETF is presenting this film to show a variety of viewpoints and does not take a position on the viability of nuclear energy.


  • Consider Joining the Energy Task Force!

    The Jericho Energy Task Force will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday November

    20 at 7pm via Zoom.

    Although the name says energy, climate is also at its core as energy use and climate are

    connected. We are always looking for new members interested in these subjects.

    One of the topics that will be discussed and finalized is the winter movie series. See posts below for previous movie selections.

    The Task Force would also like to know if there is interest in starting a climate and energy book group.

  • Repair Cafe a Resounding Success!

    The Jericho Energy Task Force's first ever Repair Cafe on October 28th was a success. We had a cadre of incredibly accomplished and generous volunteers who worked on items ranging from clothes needing zippers and jewelry needing a light touch to dehumidifiers, oscillating fans, knives needing sharpening, a scythe, a musical teddy bear and oh so many sewing machines.

    We had a steady stream of roughly 20 customers bringing in items and our tireless volunteers did what they could to make repairs. The JETF intends to hold another Repair Cafe next spring. We've learned from the first one and believe we can make the next one even better.

    Photo credits: Chantal O'Connor


  • Jericho Repair Cafe - October 28, 2023

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    On October 28, the Jericho Energy Task Force will do its best to impede planned obsolescence by holding our first ever Repair Cafe from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Community Center. Our goal is to promote and teach the lost art of repair to all ages, keep perfectly good stuff out of the landfill, and build our town's sense of community by working together to meet each other's needs.

    Need something fixed? Use this link to register in advance: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PTM-ZG7JwmXbEbFnwkxGc2m-24v4PYSJziemZIe_wKo/edit


    To volunteer as a repair person please contact the committee directly.

    We're hoping for people with the following skills:

    Repair lamps–replace switches and cords, tighten wobbly bases
    Repair jewelry (no soldering), replace watch batteries, fix watch bands,
    Replace eyeglass screws
    Repair camping and fishing gear
    Repair furniture, clocks, dolls, favorite toys (wooden, metal, or plastic)
    Troubleshoot and/or repair small appliances, electronics, radios, fans, heaters, (de)humidifiers, and sewing machines (I already know of two people who would like their sewing machines repaired)
    Sharpen garden tools, replace wooden handles, repair electric trimmers
    Sharpen knives, scissors, axes
    Mend clothing by hand or sewing machine and repair holey knits
    Replace zippers
    Any other types of repair work that people might have expertise in

    Please reach out to the committee if you think you can help.


  • Electric Vehicle Event

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    You have seen the ads, now come see the cars and talk to their owners.

    The Jericho Energy Task Force and Underhill Energy Committee have partnered with GMP and Drive Electric to showcase EVs on Thursday, June 29 from 4-6 pm at the Browns River Middle School.

    From 5:30 - 6:30 pm at the Deborah Rawson Library fireplace room, there will be an opportunity to hear more about current incentives, charging stations and the ability to talk to owners about the pros and cons of EV ownership including traveling cross country.

  • Soil Conservation Presentation

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    On April 26th at 7:00 the Jericho Energy Task Force will present a lecture by Seth Itzkan on The Role of Ruminants in Reversing Global Warming: How Local Farmers and Ranchers can be Climate Heroes at the Deborah Rawson Memorial Library. Itzkan is the co-founder and co-director of Soil4Climate, a global movement championing soil as a climate solution. Soil4Climate is a non-profit which advocates for soil restoration as a climate solution. They promote regenerative land management practices to capture atmospheric carbon and encourage collaboration with the larger body of climate activism.

    Light refreshments will be served but this will be a waste-free event so please bring your own mugs and plates.

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