Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Save the Date: November 11 – Vermont Crossroads Conference

If I told you that VPIRG was teaming up with groups as varied as the ACLU, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, the Vermont NEA, Rights & Democracy, Main Street Alliance, Toxics Action Center, Justice For All and the Vermont Natural Resources Council to a host conference together you might say, “that’s out of […]

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 […]

Energy Independent Vermont: Educational Forum

With the start of the 2016 Legislative Session only two months away, momentum is building for Vermont to support decisive climate policy. Energy Independent Vermont is helping to build a foundation for a Carbon Pollution Tax that will help turn this proposed bill into a significant step to decrease Vermont’s carbon production, while helping Vermonters […]

Celebrate Solar Tours

June 20!

You may remember that last year, VPIRG worked to update the state’s net metering law, which allows Vermonters to go renewable and get credit on their electric bills for the power they produce. Well I’m happy to report that net metering has been a huge success.

You’ve probably seen solar […]

URGENT: Call your senators:

Tell them raiding efficiency funds is unacceptable

You may have seen the news that the Vermont Senate is scrambling to plug a hole in the budget – and we’ve learned there are plans to raid funding for heating efficiency to do that.

A vote on these cuts is expected on the Senate floor FRIDAY.

Please, […]

A note from Ben Walsh at VPIRG:


825 – that’s how many bus tickets have already been reserved by Vermonters going to next Sunday’s People’s Climate March in New York City, with many more traveling by van or carpool. I’m one of them, and I hope you’ll join me.

Click here to find a ride to the largest climate rally in […]