Joni Mitchell sang “paved paradise and put up a nuclear hot spot” on May 6, 1979 when almost 100,000 people marched on Washington DC, calling for an end of nuclear power and promoting renewables. Since that time, not one new reactor has generated power in the United States. To celebrate 35 years of success, “Taking Power: Photographs from the People’s Movement to Shut Down Vermont Yankee” will be opening Tuesday, May 6 from 5:00PM-7:00PM at Green Fields Market, Main Street in Greenfield.
Three outstanding photographers’ work will be on display through the month of May. At the opening, photographers Lionel Delevingne and David Shaw and members of the exhibit’s sponsors, the Safe and Green Campaign, will be on hand to talk about the context of the photos and the successful struggle to close Vermont Yankee. Refreshments will be served. For more info about the photographers, read our event listing here.