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Vermont Council on Rural Development Celebrates “Graduation” of Second Class of Climate Catalysts – Application For Next Round Closes October 29

Contact: Jon Copans, VCRD Program Director Phone: (802) 272-0162 E-mail: jon@vtrural.org

Vermont Council on Rural Development Celebrates “Graduation” of Second Class of Climate Catalysts – Application For Next Round Closes October 29

The Vermont Council on Rural Development is celebrating the graduation of 14 local leaders from the second class of the Climate Catalysts […]

Jobs and Climate Forum • Tuesday, October 19th, 6:30-7:30pm

Join Vermont Council on Rural Development and the Vermont Climate Economy Action Team for an Addison County Jobs and Climate Forum.

On Tuesday, October 19th from 6:30 to 7:30pm, join a virtual forum with local business leaders to hear how confronting the climate crisis can also create economic opportunities for Vermonters. Hear directly from […]

Climate Council Webinar on Sept. 27th at Noon

 

Right now, the Vermont Climate Council is holding a series of public events to gather input on the Climate Action Plan. Your voice matters at this critical moment, and we want to ensure that you feel prepared to stand up and speak up for climate action at these events.

Join the Vermont Climate […]

Why did Ida cause so much less damage than Katrina? Because government did its job

Carl Pope

“A version of this article appeared in Salon“

The most significant images from Hurricane Ida’s devastating landfall on the Gulf Coast are the ones we are not seeing: no refugees huddled in the Superdome, no shots of block after block of New Orleans under water, no miles of overtopped and crumbling […]

Climate Change Is Making the U.S. Poorer Than It Realizes

Carl Pope

“A version of this article appeared in Bloomberg”

The trillion-dollar spending package that the Senate has passed along to the House is being described as a once-in-a-generation fix for America’s deteriorating infrastructure. It should be viewed as only the first in a long series of such big investments, because […]

Our calls are making a difference!

THANK YOU to those who helped make the Senate campaign for climate legislation so successful: over 50,000 contacts in 3 weeks!

News broke a week ago in Bloomberg, The Hill, and NBC that the Senate Finance Committee is considering carbon pricing as part of the reconciliation bill. The Senate heard us when we asked them […]

Climate Action in Vermont: discussions, meetings and webinars: Sept 19-21, 2021

With the superstorms, mass flooding, and wildfires of the last couple of months, it should be hard to find someone who is still a climate change denier; nevertheless, there still is hesitancy from some Vermont government leaders to adequately address climate change. At this moment, Vermont’s Climate Council is in the process of developing […]

Vermont’s Climate Change Plan Meeting/Thetford, VT: 9/11/21

350.orgVT and the VT Renews Coalition will host a meeting on Saturday, September 11 from 10am-noon at the Outdoor Classroom at Thetford Academy.

This fall, the State of Vermont is developing the plan for how we address the climate crisis and what our energy future will look like. This may be our best opportunity to […]

House Climate Action Needed

To friends concerned about preserving a livable world,

In July, U.S. Senators received over 50,000 messages from Citizens’ Climate Lobby members and friends, all asking them to address climate change by putting a price on carbon. That was a big deal!

Those messages moved the Senate and they are talking about it. There’s no way […]

Webinar: Climate Change: Not Too Late?

What are the costs of inaction and what actions can receive national and global support? Bill McKibben will speak about our last best chance to rein in fossil fuels and preserve our planet. Bill McKibben, Professor of Environmental Studies, Middlebury College “We’re Behind at the Top of the Home Stretch, But Starting to Close.” So […]