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It Takes Roots to Weather the Storm

Vermont Workers’ Center leaders are joining a grassroots delegation at Paris climate talks calling for system change, not just climate change.

Shela Linton and Senowa Mize-Fox, of Brattleboro and Burlington, head to Paris this week to attend the United Nations’ COP21 global climate negotiations from December 3rd to December 11th. The two VWC representatives will […]

Climate Action on November 30:

Grassroots Activists to Deliver Thousands of Calls for Bold Climate Action

Montpelier, VT – On Monday, November 30, representatives of the Energy Independent Vermont coalition will deliver thousands of postcards and petitions to legislators at the Statehouse demanding that they “tackle global warming and save Vermonters money by reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.”

Vermonters […]

Where do Republican Presidental hopefuls stand?

November 1, 2015

Dear Earthtalk: Where do the leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination stand on environmental issues? — Susan Wollander, Raleigh, NC

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump calls climate change a “hoax.” Credit: Gage Skidmore, FlickrCC

In recent decades, Republicans have certainly been far less sympathetic to environmental causes than the Democrats, […]

VPR News examines the rise and record of Bernie Sanders.

Listen Tuesday, October 6 at noon and 7 p.m. for ‘Becoming Bernie’, a look at the rise and record of Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

In the hour-long program, VPR News explores the forces that shaped the life and politics of the self-described democratic-socialist, from his early days in Brooklyn through his […]

Let’s Celebrate the 4th with a goal for Energy Independence!

Have we have missed the boat? True independence for our country will occur when we are energy independent, as well… […]

End Polluter Welfare Act

WASHINGTON, April 22 – As the nation marked Earth Day, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) introduced legislation to close tax loopholes and eliminate other subsidies for the oil, gas and coal industries.

Subsidies for polluters now in place are projected to cost taxpayers more than $135 billion in […]

SATURDAY!!! Toxins and pollinators at Vt Law School

WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 2015: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon and 1:30 to 4:00 pm WHERE: Chase Hall, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT WHAT: ” BEES, or not to BE”, a FREE public presentation at VT Law School

Honey bees are dying at alarming rates, with reported yearly loses of 20 to 50% in […]

Act of War: Congress Authorizes Keystone XL Pipeline

By Bill Moore

Known as the Sioux, the Lakota of America’s Great Plains have fought fiercely for their rights, especially when it endangered their wellbeing, first Red Cloud’s War and the Lakota War of the 19th century, then the siege of Wounded Knee in 1973. Now they see the authorization […]

Energy Independent Vermont Petition

Sign the Energy Independent Vermont petition with the Sierra Club

Dear Friends,

As Vermonters, we know the damage global warming can cause. Climate change is no longer a thing of the future, it is affecting Vermont now. Tropical Storm Irene took lives, leveled homes, and cost hundreds of millions of dollars. According to the Vermont […]

November 15 Green Energy News

Resilience and Sustainability:

The first article in a new series in The Guardian about individuals helping to make cities more resilient: There are many lessons to be learned from Alex Wilson’s farm in Vermont. Building durable, well-insulated buildings with simple, redundant systems out of easy-to-fix local, renewable materials in strong, caring communities makes sense just […]