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Sanders Statement on Hottest Year Announcement

BURLINGTON, Vt. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders issued the following statement after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration released new analyses today confirming that 2015 was Earth’s hottest year by the widest margin:“The debate is over. Fourteen of the last 16 years have been the hottest ever recorded. […]

Climate Deceit and Climate Deniers

By George Harvey

Knowledge of human-caused climate change has been around for a long time. An early scientific paper on the connection between carbon dioxide (CO2) and changes in the Earth’s climate, based on scientific measurement of CO2’s ability to absorb infrared emissions, appeared in 1896.

Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil. […]

We CAN Prevent Climate Disaster

By Jim Stiles

Our future is in danger, but we have a powerful solution. We have the ability to face climate change head on. A carbon compensation fee levied upon polluters can be an important tool to reduce carbon emissions. This will help nearly everyone both in their pocketbooks and with their health. […]

It Takes Roots to Weather the Storm

Vermont Workers’ Center leaders are joining a grassroots delegation at Paris climate talks calling for system change, not just climate change.

Shela Linton and Senowa Mize-Fox, of Brattleboro and Burlington, head to Paris this week to attend the United Nations’ COP21 global climate negotiations from December 3rd to December 11th. The two VWC representatives will […]

Toward a Price on Carbon Pollution

VPIRG joined with other members of the Energy Independent Vermont coalition to deliver 25,241 postcards and petition signatures to Vermont lawmakers – all supporting a price on carbon pollution.

At the delivery on the State House steps, we heard from:

Fran Putnam, chair of the Weybridge Energy Committee, who said she was inspired […]

Climate Action on November 30:

Grassroots Activists to Deliver Thousands of Calls for Bold Climate Action

Montpelier, VT – On Monday, November 30, representatives of the Energy Independent Vermont coalition will deliver thousands of postcards and petitions to legislators at the Statehouse demanding that they “tackle global warming and save Vermonters money by reducing our dependence on fossil fuels.”

Vermonters […]

Animals of the North & Climate Change

Saturday, Nov 21st, 2pmTrumbull Hall, Etna NH Kids and the curious of all ages won’t want to miss wildlife expert Sue Morse’s program, Animals of the North & Climate Change on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 2pm at Trumbull Hall in Etna. Co-sponsored with the Etna Library, the Hanover Conservancy and Sierra Club Upper Valley Group. […]

Free Film Showing   

“This Changes Everything”

Friday November 20th at 7:00 pmBugbee Senior Center, Main St., White River Junction, VT “This Changes Everything”, the award-winning film from the book by Naomi Klein, about the changes in our lives resulting from climate change, are real and will be long-lasting. Many of the already appearing climate events are simple […]

VECAN Conference

VECAN’s 8th Annual Vermont Community Energy & Climate Action Conference

December 5, 2015 from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m Lake Morey Inn in Fairlee, Vermont

Register Here! ( Keynote Speaker: Richard Heinberg!*

The theme of the day is: A Common Agenda: Transforming Vermont’s Energy Future. The day is aimed at supporting and growing the statewide network […]

Webinar by the Union of Concerned Scientists

The U.S. Role in International Climate Negotiations

Next Tuesday there will be a webinar so people can learn more about how UCS and supporters have helped mobilize U.S. action – such as increased fuel economy standards, dozens of state renewable energy standards, and the Clean Power Plan – to pave the way to the upcoming […]