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Save the date for the annual Vermont Rail Action Network dinner!!

Vermont By Rail Vermont Rail Action Network’s Annual Award & Dinner Celebration Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 Rutland, Vermont

The VRAN Board is pleased to introduce its new Executive Director, Larry Lewack, two new board members, Ben Elmore and David Schilling, new offices in downtown Burlington, website improvements, and ambitious rail […]

Plug In to Electric Vehicles at Upcoming Expo

Local Groups Host Electric Vehicle Expo in White River Junction

Vital Communities, Upper Valley Sierra Club, and volunteers from several Upper Valley energy committees are joining forces to host the Upper Valley Electric Vehicle Expo on Saturday, September 9, from 12 to 4 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Dothan Brook School […]

August and September 2017 Resilience Events

Three Events You Should Know About:

No-Pipeline-Here Rally | 8/12 @ 12:00 PM – Lebanon, N H Hartford, VT Resilience Week | 8/18 – 8/25 Deep Change 2017 Conference | 9/16 – 9/17

 

No Pipeline Here Rally, Saturday, August 12th

On the Green in Lebanon, NH Noon till 2:30 PM Stop the fracked […]

Personal Development Training Opportunities with VEEP

PD in Practice: Teacher Learning Teams

Explore NGSS and develop three-dimensional learning for your classroom with a regional cohort and […]

VEEP: One-Day Summer Science Trainings

Learn how to use our NGSS-aligned kits and curricula in your classroom! Trainings begin August 8, and some training days may be canceled if there is not enough interest, so sign up soon. Here’s the lineup:

Tuesday, August 8: Solar Challenge for grades 5–12, Morrisville Monday, August 14: The Electricity Grid for grades 4–12, Burlington […]

Exclusive Pre-Screening: An Inconvenient Sequel

Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017 Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Location:Majestic 10, 190 Boxwood St, Williston, VT 05495

Join VPIRG and our friends at Ben & Jerry’s and Seventh Generation on Thursday July 27 at 7:00pm for an exclusive free screening of AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL before the film is released nationwide.

A decade […]

Thinking of snow

Ok, so it’s the middle of July. Skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing are probably the furthest things from a lot of people’s minds. But for those who cherish Vermont’s snowy winters and everything they bring with them, global warming and the failure of our national leaders to grapple with this crisis is alarming no matter […]

Vermont Governor announces plan to establish Climate Change Commission

By Rick Wackernagel*

On Tuesday, June 20, at a press conference in Burlington, Vermont Governor Phil Scott announced his intention to establish a Vermont Climate Change Commission. In making the announcement, Scott noted Vermont’s commitment to achieving the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, and his administration’s commitment to meeting Vermont’s goals for reducing emissions […]

Solar Projects are Growing in New Hampshire and Vermont

By George Harvey

Vermont and New Hampshire are both seeing much larger solar developments than any previously undertaken. NextEra Energy Resources (NEE) is developing one in New Hampshire, and it will likely be the largest solar array in New England. GroSolar, working with Green Mountain Power (GMP), is also developing what might, at least […]

The Sound of Wind Turbines and the Horror of Genocide

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By George Harvey

In May, as debate was going on before the Vermont Public Service Board on the sound of wind turbines, we got an email from Sarah Wolfe, VPIRG’s Clean Energy Advocate. It began, “Last night, someone compared sound from wind turbines to […]