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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

From the Vermont Natural Resources Council

Fantastic news! Yesterday, the Vermont House passed the Vermont Global Warming Solutions Act (H.688) with 102 representatives taking a stand for real climate action in Vermont. The 102-45 vote margin means we expect there will be enough votes to override Governor Scott’s decision – if he chooses to veto this pollution-reducing, job-creating bill.

This […]

From the Vermont Natural Resources Council

Contact your lawmakers today to urge them to support the Global Warming Solutions Act!

Earlier this week, lawmakers reconvened for the final days of the 2020 legislative session, with a primary focus on finalizing a FY 2021 budget. That said, a few key policy priorities remain in play, including the important, job-creating, pollution-reducing, Global Warming […]

Webinars this week (Aug 5 and 6): All about wetlands, and climate policy in the Legislature

Climate Policy with Legislative Leaders (Wednesday at noon) The Energy Action Network (EAN) is offering an exciting opportunity to engage with legislative leaders on climate this Wednesday, August 5 at noon.

Join Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe and House Speaker Mitzi Johnson for a discussion about which climate priorities they expect to make […]

Earth Mirth: A comedy show benefitting VNRC on August 2

What’s happening to our environment isn’t funny, but now there’s a reason to laugh. You’re invited to Earth Mirth, a comedy show benefitting VNRC!

Next Friday, August 2, join VNRC at the Revelry Theater in Burlington, VT for an evening of performances by some of Vermont’s funniest people, including Tracy Dolan, Gladys Dee, and […]

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 […]

Renewable Energy Siting Bill Fixed and Passed

Yesterday, the Vermont Legislature successfully fixed and passed legislation to correct unintended errors in the energy siting bill, S.230. Lawmakers addressed and replaced concerns over wind energy sound standards and added the required funding for local and regional participation in energy siting decisions.

VNRC applauds the Legislature, and the leadership of Senators Chris Bray […]

Vermont rally for safe roads

Dear Members, Activist and Friends,

Tomorrow you can join the call to make our roads and streets safe places for everyone to walk, run and ride. Together with the Vermont Highway Safety Alliance, AAA, Ride Safe Vermont, and many others, Local Motion is organizing Vermont’s first-ever statewide rally for safe roads tomorrow evening, Friday, September […]

Senate Raid on Weatherization-Vote Tomorrow!

Greetings,

You’ve likely heard that the Vermont Senate is scrambling to fill the budget shortfall. We just learned that there are plans to raid funding for weatherization to help fill that gap.

A vote on these cuts is expected on the Senate floor TOMORROW – May 1.

It’s a tight economic climate and finding fixes […]

VNRC and Vermont Land Trust Go Solar

Buying Green Juice From Local Solar Array

VNRC and the Vermont Land Trust, with offices across the street from each other but with no space to put up their own panels, recently teamed up with Green Mountain Power to buy solar energy from a nearby array, lowering both organizations’ energy bills and greening their electric […]

Be Part of the Button Up Video Contest

(BARRE, VT) Be part of the Button Up Video Contest! Capstone Community Action is looking for very short videos that inspire viewers to take action to lower their heating costs and do something positive for the planet. The competition runs September 2 to October 19, there is no entry fee, and […]