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VT Environmental Advocates Call for Implementation of Clean Water Rule

The new film, Dark Waters, really brings the need for clean water throughout VT and every state! We encourage all to watch it.

Environmental Advocates Call for Implementation of Critical Clean Water Rule

Will achieve Vermont’s water quality obligations and protect state’s tourist economy

The Conservation Law Foundation, the Connecticut […]

NY: Climate Emergency, Halt New Fossil Fuels – January 8th

Climate Activists to Stage Rally and Die-in at Cuomo’s State of the State Address. Climate activists from the Hudson Valley and the Capital District will hold a die-in in the War Room of the State Capitol at noon. The groups are urging Governor Cuomo to declare a Climate Emergency, starting with a halt to […]

Vermont Files Suit Against Manufacturers of PFAS Chemicals to Protect Drinking Water and Natural

Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced that the State of Vermont has taken a major environmental action to protect Vermont’s drinking water and natural resources by filing two lawsuits against companies for the manufacturing and distribution of PFAS chemicals and PFAS-containing products in Vermont. The lawsuits name the 3M Company (3M) and E. I. du […]

Make this school year lead-free

Do you know if the water at your kid’s school is safe from lead?

Check out the Back to School Toolkit to get the lead out of our schools.

Lead is highly toxic, especially for children. There is no safe level for lead in water—even small amounts can have major consequences. The only way […]

Poultney, 9/29: Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions to Hold Annual Summit

Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions to Hold Annual Summit in Poultney — Caring for Vermont’s Waters: What We Can Do!

The Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions (AVCC) will hold its Annual Summit on Saturday, September 29 at Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT. Caring for Vermont’s Waters: What We Can Do! is a day-long educational […]

Microplastics in Our Fish

Bait fish

George Harvey

We have seen a number of articles about microplastics, or microbeads, in Green Energy Times before. Two examples are Larry Plesent’s article, “Microbeads are in the News!” which appeared in December 15, 2015 (bit.ly/GET-microbeads), and “Garbage Patches in our Oceans,” which appeared in August 15, 2015. (bit.ly/GET-ocean-trash)

Vermont Needs a Clean Water Commitment

Lake Champlain hosts blue-green-algae blooms that close beaches every summe. Image:www.vermontbiz.com

By Mark Curran

Vermont faces numerous environmental challenges, but there are two that need our immediate attention. Greenhouse emissions and resulting climate changes are things all Vermont businesses need to address. Unfortunately, Vermont cannot go it alone, and it requires an […]

Cover Crops Help Farmers Stand Up for Clean Water

Farm along the Connecticut River. Runoff from chemicals like Round-Up®, with known carcinogens, run off into the river wreaking havoc on the environment and are threats to human and wildlife health as well as to the health of our waterways. Image: Flickr.

By Jessie Haas

This spring I watched a beautiful cover crop of […]

Save the Date: November 11 – Vermont Crossroads Conference

If I told you that VPIRG was teaming up with groups as varied as the ACLU, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, the Vermont NEA, Rights & Democracy, Main Street Alliance, Toxics Action Center, Justice For All and the Vermont Natural Resources Council to a host conference together you might say, “that’s out of […]

Roadmaps to Slow Climate Change and Eliminate Air Pollution

By George Harvey

In May of 2015, a team of researchers headed by Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson of Stanford University published a paper, “100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for the 50 United States.” It proposed a set of roadmaps to eliminating of our use of fossil fuels, […]