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The Sound of Wind Turbines and the Horror of Genocide

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By George Harvey

In May, as debate was going on before the Vermont Public Service Board on the sound of wind turbines, we got an email from Sarah Wolfe, VPIRG’s Clean Energy Advocate. It began, “Last night, someone compared sound from wind turbines to […]

Meet Sierra Club President Loren Blackford and a Special Film Screening on June 22 in Burlington

Join film Producer Sidney Beaumont, National Sierra Club President Loren Blackford and Institute for Sustainable Communities Vice President of U.S. Programs Steve Nicholas, for a sneak peek of the documentary film From The Ashes.

When: Thursday, June 22 at 6:00 pm Where: Main St Landing, 60 Lake St Burlington, VT 05401 Reception: 6:00-6:45 p.m. Film […]

Explore Vital Communities’ New Valley Quest at Farm-Way

Check out the brand new Farm-Way Quest! You’ll explore the property—did you know it includes 18 cleaned-up acres of once-polluted land, plus a large solar array?—and learn about the history of this unique family-run store and Local First Alliance member in Bradford, Vermont. You’ll find some great Farm-Way merchandise along the way!

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FREE Basic Bike Maintenance workshop

It’s not too late to get your bike ready for the road! Sign up for our FREE Basic Bike Maintenance workshop at the Upper Valley Food Co-op on Thursday, June 29, from 6-7:30 pm. E-mail Bethany to register, and visit the Vital Communities website to learn more.

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Business, Low Income, Environmental Groups Thank Governor Scott; Ask for Further, Strong Action on Climate Change

Last Friday, 13 business, low income, faith and environmental organizations denounced President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement and sent a letter to Governor Scott urging swift action to stem the negative consequences of this shortsighted move. We are pleased that Governor Scott has decided that Vermont will join other […]

Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Recruiting for a Wood Energy Coordinator

The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) would like to announce that we are currently recruiting for a Wood Energy Coordinator (3 year limited service), which will be housed within the Wood Products Utilization and Markets Program and located in Montpelier. Starting salary is $46,800 with full […]

ACTION ALERT: Your Community in Vermont

Community members from across Vermont will come together on Wednesday June 7th to tell Gov. Phil Scott to stop holding the budget – and Vermont – hostage. The state budget invests in creating more affordable housing, increasing access to child care, maintaining the Vermont state colleges, protecting clean water, and giving more resources to mental […]

Green Mountain Power Teams Up with Freedom Nissan to give customers $10,000 off Leaf purchases

Reduce emissions and lower your transportation costs with 2017 Nissan Leaf

Green Mountain Power (GMP) customers who bring their energy statements and a special code to Freedom Nissan in South Burlington now through September 30 will get $10,000 off the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of a 2017 Nissan Leaf. The newly dubbed “Leaf Power […]

United States Climate Alliance

The Republican governors of Vermont and Massachusetts have come out in support of the Paris Climate Agreement (PCA), joining governors of a growing number of other states.

On June 1, only a short time after President Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the PCA, several states started taking a stand in […]

Vermont Delegation Announces $3 million in AmeriCorps Funding

Vermont’s congressional delegation announced Thursday that Vermont has received $3 million in AmeriCorps funding.

In a joint statement, Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) said, “AmeriCorps continues to make an enormous impact on the lives of people in Vermont and throughout the United States. We are pleased these […]