The Green Record Project

An Audio Time Capsule of Vermont for Future Humans

What does Vermont sound like to you? Grab your phone or audio recorder! Become a Community Audio Explorer!  

Youth and Adults of Earth! Join The Vermont Folklife Center for an exciting summer voyage in an audio exploration of your community. The Green Record is a series of audio stories that represent life in Vermont to the universe at large. Inspired by The Voyager’s Golden Record, the collection is produced by local youth, families, friends, neighbors, and you! You and/or your team will create "a kind of time capsule, intended to communicate a story of our world," to future humans and beyond. Whether your Green Record is self-organized, created in our workshops, or put together by your team, Vermont Folklife Center and Fletcher Free Library are your ground control.


Create your audio piece any time between June 2nd - August 2nd, 2019. Attend workshops and collaborate with your team throughout the summer. Final release party at The Fletcher Free Library on August 9th from 3-5 pm.

How to participate

Click below to sign up (it’s free!) and you will receive full instructions for the project via The Manual. You’ll be able to use The Manual to self-produce your audio piece or you can drop in to an Audio Lab workshop at Fletcher Free Library for hands-on support.

Eventbrite - The Green Record Project
This is a present from a small distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts, and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours.
— President Carter, 1977

Sign up as a team or individual
Teams can be a combination of youth and adults, families, only youth, or only adults

Sign up to produce a full piece or a single track
Full record is 30 minutes long, single tracks can be anywhere from 3-10 minutes

Attend an audio lab workshop

Friday 7.12 @ 3-5 pm — Green Record: Audio Time Capsule
Learn how to produce audio for The Green Record format

Friday 7.19 @ 3-5 pm — Green Record: Place-based Audio
Go out into the field to collect the voice and sounds of community

Friday 7.26 @ 3-5 pm — Green Record: Interviewing & Vox Pops
Use audio equipment to interview community members

Friday 8.2 @ 3-5 pm — Green Record:
Digital Storytelling

What are examples that can inspire your Green Record?

Drop-in to the library to pick up a hard copy of The Community Audio Explorer MANUAL or take an AUDIO LAB workshop for hands-on support. For further information contact GROUND CONTROL at