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Scholarships available for Green School Energy Challenge

Ready to take action on climate and energy with your class? Sign up for Green School Energy Challenge

Vermont Energy Education Program (VEEP) moved the kick-off date for Green School Energy Challenge 2018/19 to October 25, so there’s still time for you to join this year’s cohort and lead your class in saving energy and […]

NH RISES for Climate, Jobs, and Justice A Just and Fair Transition to Fossil Freedom

A Just and Fair Transition to Fossil Freedom

KEENE, NH – Hundreds attended the public rally to support a just and fair transition to renewable energy at Keene’s Central Square on Saturday, September 8th in conjunction with hundreds of others and just days before New Hampshire’s primary day.

Speakers at the Rally in Keene […]

September 8th is “Rise for Climate” Day of Action Across VT

This Saturday, September 8th, join VT Natural Resources Council (VNRC) and organizers from 350VT as we celebrate a global day of action calling for more aggressive steps to break free from fossil fuels.

September 5th, 2018 | Tags: , , | Category: Climate Change, Events, Vermont | Leave a comment

What Kind of America Do We Want?

Arctic tundra burning. Image: Western Arctic National Parklands.

Dr. Alan K. Betts

As I write in late July, wildfires are burning across the Eurasian Arctic as temperatures soar. These climate extremes remind us every month of the urgency of the global renewable energy transition. Unfortunately, the global rise of nationalism is undermining the […]

Second Deadliest Birthrate in India Affects All of Humanity

Sustainability issues exist among the filth in the Ganges River in India. Image: Wikispaces.com

Frosty Wooldridge

India expects its population to jump from 1.252 billion to 1.55 billion within 33 years. It adds 16 million, net gain, annually. Their human misery index explodes off the charts.

In 1960, India reached 500,000,000 people. Today, […]

As Vermont’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions Continue to Rise, Action on Climate is More Important than Ever

Ian Hitchcock

Things are heating up in Vermont and around the world. This summer, Burlington experienced both the three hottest consecutive days on record, as well as the warmest night ever recorded, with temperatures never dropping below 80 degrees.

Vermont joined a politically bipartisan coalition of states committed to adhering to the Paris […]

Rising Seas: “Florida is About to be Wiped Off the Map”

Many of our cities are at the water’s edge, as Miami is. Image: Wikimedia Commons.

By Casey Coates Danson

Sea level rises are not some distant threat; for many Americans they are very real. In an extract from her chilling new book, Rising, Elizabeth Rush details how the U.S. coastline will be […]

Making it Real: A Forum on Energy and Climate – Vermont Event

While the governors of northeastern states meet with the premiers of the eastern Canadian provinces in a conference sponsored by big energy corporations in Stowe, community activists and experts will discuss the perils fracked gas pipelines, mega-dams and their associated long-distance transmission lines, nuclear power, biofuels, tar sands and other false climate solutions, and propose […]

Our Responsibility to the Earth

“Blue Marble,” January 4, 2012. Image: NASA.

By Dr. Alan K. Betts

Spring came late this year, as the daffodils did not start opening where I live in Pittsford, Vermont until April 18, and the forsythia were ten days later. Rain for days on end from slow moving weather systems led […]

Coal is Just Bad, Bad, Bad

Merrimack Station. Photo: SayCheeeeeese, Wikimedia Commons

By George Harvey

The President wants to save coal and nuclear plants from closing, citing security issues. One estimate in the Caspar Star-Tribune, published in Wyoming, where coal is still king, said the cost of subsidies could be as high as $30 billion. (bit.ly/ST-coal-reprieve) The reason […]