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VT Electric Car Webinar

Are you interested in learning more about electric vehicles? Drive Electric Vermont Acorn Energy Co-op and the Climate Economy Action Center of Addison County are hosting a free webinar about electric vehicles (EVs) Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 7:30 to 8:30 PM. Vermont’s incentive program offers up to $4,000 for an EV purchase, but […]

VT 2020 Clean Energy Industry Report Issued

Clean Energy Report Identifies Continued Growth Through 2019 State cautions COVID-19 will have an impact for 2020 Montpelier, Vermont – The Vermont Public Service Department (PSD) announces the release of the 2020 Vermont Clean Energy Industry Report, the seventh annual report describing the status and characteristics of Vermont’s clean energy industry. With pre-COVID total […]

Free SolarFest Workshops via Zoom

Saturday July 25 & Sunday July 26 Advance registration is required! This weekend we are thrilled to offer live, captivating workshops; online as part of our Virtual SolarFest. These 60-minute sessions feature the latest, up-to-date information and interactive Q&A with top experts in their fields: Sat. 7/25 @ 12:00 pm: Is NOW the time for […]

Community Food Scrap Share

The Rutland County Solid Waste District, Solid Waste Alliance Communities and 350 Rutland County are pleased to announce the roll out of the Community Food Scrap Share Program. This spring, over 285 people participated in our Composting 101 Workshops. As an offshoot of this educational project, we have created a community share platform after identifying […]

ButtonUp 2020 Goes Virtual!

This year upended life for just about all of us…and for many Vermonters, it’s been really tough. With all the uncertainty we face, why bring weatherization up on your list of things to make happen in 2020? Well, it’s even more important now that we’re all spending more time at home…

Safety: A professional weatherization […]

Virtual SolarFest Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Online July 25th & 26th

Beginning at noon on both Saturday, July 25th and Sunday July 26th, SolarFest is continuing a tradition in a completely new way with online music workshops and presentations.

“While the pandemic prevented us from gathering in person this year,” according to SolarFest President Bill Laberge, “we are privileged to […]

Virtual SolarFest – Free Registration

Time for some SolarFest fun!Sat. July 25 & Sun. July 26 The need for SolarFest has never been greater— that’s why we’re doing it for FREE —

Be part of the best workshops — live via Zoom:

Perennial Favorite: Renewables 101: Solar & Storage (Bill & Danielle Laberge) Multi-state experts: Is now the […]

VT Food Scrap Ban

Dear neighbors, So much is happening at CSWD! I am not sure where to start. Facilities are reopening, more materials are being accepted, and the July 1st food scrap ban is almost upon us. I’ll focus on the food scrap ban here. But please, keep reading to catch up on the latest in reopenings […]

Vermont Senate Passes Global Warming Solutions Act! What’s Next?

Vermont Senate Votes to Approve Critical Climate Bill *Update, 6/26: Final reading vote on 6/26 was 23-5 in favor of GWSA.

A coalition of business and environmental organizations released the following statement today after the Vermont Senate overwhelmingly voted to approve the Global Warming Solutions Act.

The groups commend President Pro Tem Tim Ashe, […]

Supporting a Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act

2020 Climate Solutions Caucus. Courtesy photo.

Sandra Levine

As Vermont’s legislators are buckling down to provide relief for struggling communities, they are also looking ahead to build a healthier, safer and more resilient Vermont for everyone. Seizing opportunities now will make communities stronger and avoid future damage and suffering.

Setting a model for other […]