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REV2017 is coming!

What: 17th Annual Renewable Energy Vermont Conference & Expo Where: Sheraton Hotel, 870 Williston Road, Burlington, VT 05403 When: October 2nd & 3rd

For more than a decade, the Renewable Energy Vermont Conference has been the leading event for the renewable energy sectors in Northern New England. Organized by the nonprofit trade association, Renewable […]

Help safeguard Vermont’s forestlands and outdoor recreation economy

In June, Governor Scott launched the Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative (VOREC) to engage stakeholders in a public conversation about recreation, the Vermont economy, and stewardship of our natural resources.

Over the next two months, VOREC is hosting seven public forums to gather input from the public – you! – about how to leverage and […]

Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Events in Rutland County

Hazardous waste collection event in Jericho shut down as precautionary measure

A household hazardous waste collection event was forced to shut down early on Saturday, September 2nd, when a resident brought material for collection without realizing it was explosive. The event, hosted by the Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD), was held at the Highway Garage in Jericho. Upon identifying the material as diethyl ether – […]

CSWD Launches Grant Program to Fund Innovations in Recycling

The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) is launching a new grant program to help create or improve markets for hard-to-recycle products and packaging from Chittenden County.

The Recycling Market Development Grant Program will invest up to a total of $30,000 into projects that support or develop recycling markets for targeted materials — those that make […]

Vermont Climate Change Research News:

VT Climate Action Commission, Outbreak of Tent Caterpillars, and Rediscovery of Winged Loosestrife

Forest tent caterpillar. wikipedia.org

by Kirsti Blow, Center for Research on Vermont

Following 14 states’ creation of the U.S. Climate Alliance in a vow to uphold the 2015 Paris Agreement, Governor Phil Scott has established a Vermont offshoot—the Vermont Climate Action […]

Problems with the Addison Natural Gas Project

 

Natural gas pipeline being buried. Image: geography.org.uk

By George Harvey

Ever since it was first proposed, the Addison Natural Gas Project (ANGP) has been drawing opposition. For example, 305.org, after listing a series of environmental and safety issues, concluded, “It will also lock Vermont into fossil fuel use for the foreseeable future–the pipeline […]

Vermont’s Opportunity to Act on Climate

New Climate Action Commission Creates Potential Venue for Real Progress

By Johanna Miller

In June, the Trump administration abdicated their responsibility to act on climate change when they withdrew the United States from the Paris Agreement. That left the U.S. in isolation from every other nation in the world who has committed to […]

Events Focus on Climate Action’s Economic Opportunity

While the new creation of the Vermont Climate Action Commission is an important step, it’s not charting new territory. There has been needed, growing momentum for this type of challenge-to-opportunity response. Here are a few specific opportunities for you to learn more about and get engaged in two of those important efforts, including:

Save the date for the annual Vermont Rail Action Network dinner!!

Vermont By Rail Vermont Rail Action Network’s Annual Award & Dinner Celebration Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 Rutland, Vermont

The VRAN Board is pleased to introduce its new Executive Director, Larry Lewack, two new board members, Ben Elmore and David Schilling, new offices in downtown Burlington, website improvements, and ambitious rail […]