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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 […]

Meet Sierra Club President Loren Blackford and a Special Film Screening on June 22 in Burlington

Join film Producer Sidney Beaumont, National Sierra Club President Loren Blackford and Institute for Sustainable Communities Vice President of U.S. Programs Steve Nicholas, for a sneak peek of the documentary film From The Ashes.

When: Thursday, June 22 at 6:00 pm Where: Main St Landing, 60 Lake St Burlington, VT 05401 Reception: 6:00-6:45 p.m. Film […]

Explore Vital Communities’ New Valley Quest at Farm-Way

Check out the brand new Farm-Way Quest! You’ll explore the property—did you know it includes 18 cleaned-up acres of once-polluted land, plus a large solar array?—and learn about the history of this unique family-run store and Local First Alliance member in Bradford, Vermont. You’ll find some great Farm-Way merchandise along the way!

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FREE Basic Bike Maintenance workshop

It’s not too late to get your bike ready for the road! Sign up for our FREE Basic Bike Maintenance workshop at the Upper Valley Food Co-op on Thursday, June 29, from 6-7:30 pm. E-mail Bethany to register, and visit the Vital Communities website to learn more.

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Business, Low Income, Environmental Groups Thank Governor Scott; Ask for Further, Strong Action on Climate Change

Last Friday, 13 business, low income, faith and environmental organizations denounced President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement and sent a letter to Governor Scott urging swift action to stem the negative consequences of this shortsighted move. We are pleased that Governor Scott has decided that Vermont will join other […]

Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

Recruiting for a Wood Energy Coordinator

The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) would like to announce that we are currently recruiting for a Wood Energy Coordinator (3 year limited service), which will be housed within the Wood Products Utilization and Markets Program and located in Montpelier. Starting salary is $46,800 with full […]