Green Real Estate Crash Course
Join the 49 Upper Valley Realtors who have already completed Vital Communities’ new Green Real Estate Crash Course. This dual-state, three-credit continuing education course helps Realtors understand the resources available to homeowners to make energy efficiency improvements and increase their comfort in their new homes. Realtors also learn everything they […]
Record Number of EV Events Scheduled in Vermont
Join the nationwide celebration of EVs – from their growing availability to their widespread financial and environmental benefits – at a Drive Electric Week event near your community. Events include speaking with local EV owners about their experiences, test drives, presentations, music, games, and more. […]
July 4th event offers old-fashioned family fun
[East Meredith, New York, June 19, 2019] It’s going to be a BYOF celebration at Hanford Mills Museum on July 4th. That’s bring your own frog for the frog jumping contests. No frog? No problem. Organizers say that watching the contests are just as much fun. The Independence […]
1. Public Service Commission Hearing on new proposed gas pipeline: Wednesday, April 10 , 2-4 and 6-8 National Grid has just publicly proposed to build a new fracked gas pipeline, called the Pipeline E37 Reliability and Resiliency Project, traversing Bethlehem, East and North Greenbush. (This plan has been two years in the making.). They have […]
Vital Communities Updates Last month, we hosted our Weatherize kick-off events, drawing more than 150 people to learn about our eight-town campaign. Don’t worry if you didn’t make it to your town’s kick-off event—residents of Andover, Canaan, Enfield, Newbury, New London, Sutton, Warner, and Wilmot can request their $100 home energy audit any time before […]
Transportation Efficiency & Electrification New Tools, Programs and Funds
Kia Niro EV
This workshop will be presented by Dave Roberts of Drive Electric Vermont and Ross MacDonald of Go! Vermont.
There is much buzz about leveraging the state’s VW settlement funds to expand electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure and buses. Paired together with Go! […]
Municipal Solar: Opportunities and Challenges
SunGen Sharon Solar Farm in Sharon (Wikimedia Commons)
This workshop will be presented by Olivia Campbell Andersen of Renewable Energy Vermont, Chad Farrell of Encore Renewable Energy, and Geoff Urbanik of the Town of Colchester.
Municipal solar energy is an important cost- and carbon-saving option for many municipalities. This […]
Land Use, Transportation, and Housing for Low Carbon Communities
Solar-Power-at-Scott-Farm-in-Dummerston, Vermont. Wikimedia Commons.
This workshop will be given by Kate McCarthy of the Vermont Natural Resources Council, Deb Sachs of EcoStrategies, and Eileen Peltier of Downstreet Housing
Smart growth approaches to land use are a cornerstone to decarbonizing our communities. At the center of […]
Communicating Beyond the Choir: Persuading Policy Makers and More People to Act
People’s Climate March 2014 (Wikimedia Commons)
This workshop will be presented by Michael Shank, Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance / Urban Sustainability Directors Network.
Want to learn to make the choir sing but also dramatically expand the chorus on climate action? Want tested […]
Harnessing the Power of Digital Tools to Advance Climate and Energy Goals
Pollution (When this image was new, a Google search I did on it guessed it was Donald Trump. – GHH)
Presented by Bob Farnham, Bob the Green Guy; Rob Fish, Energy Action Network; and Ian Hitchcock, Vermont Natural Resources Council
At this […]