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VECAN Summit – June 1

We are less than two weeks away from our 2024 Spring Summit at Vermont Law and Graduate School in South Royalton. There are still some spots available to attend the Summit, so please register TODAY! The Summit is all about lifting up the amazing work you are all doing and finding new ways to […]

VECAN Workshop on Thermal Energy Networks

We hope you join us today at noon for the next webinar in VECAN’s 2023 Winter Workshop Series – Keeping Vermonters Warm… and Cool: The Potential of Thermal Energy Networks.

Geothermal and other kinds of thermal energy networks are some of the cleanest, most efficient, safest, and healthiest ways to heat and cool buildings. […]

Montpelier’s MyRide: Your ride to a more livable community

How can on-demand transit make room for new housing and community-centered development in town? New at the VNRC blog People, Places, and Transportation, we explore an innovative microtransit system taking root in Montpelier, and the land use implications for the Capital City. Read all about it here.

MyRide, operated by Green Mountain Transit, is […]

From the Vermont Natural Resources Council

This week, Governor Scott unveiled his Administration’s proposal for how to spend the $1 billion in federal funds coming into Vermont as a result of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The proposal includes spending $200 million on critical climate and clean energy initiatives including weatherization and electrifying our heating and transportation systems, among […]

A victory for Vermont’s climate and communities!

In case you haven’t heard: The Global Warming Solutions Act is now a law!

Yesterday, the Vermont Senate voted 22-8 to override Governor Scott’s veto, after a similar vote in the House last week. Thank you to everyone who called and emailed your legislators to let them know that climate action is important to you […]

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 […]