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Program & Events Committee

The VBSR Program Committee is open to all members!

The Program Committee works to plan effective, educational, and fun events throughout the year. The committee works closely with VBSR's Executive Director and Jacob Park, the Committee Chair and a member of the VBSR Board.

How to Join

As a VBSR member, you are welcome to join this committee. We look for these qualities in Committee members:

  • Interest in brainstorming member-to-member education
  • Creative thinking and problem solving
  • Availability to attend monthly 1.5 hour meetings and do occasional work outside of meetings

To join, please email RUSS ELEK or call (802) 862-8347.

What the Committee Does

Examples of topics covered during meetings includes:

  • Brainstorming content for annual conferences
  • Discussing ideas for additional events
  • Planning annual Get-Togethers
Program & Events Committee Members

Name Company

Jacob Park, Chair

Green Mountain College

Yola Carlough

B Lab

Rachel Carter

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

Jed Davis

Cabot Creamery Cooperative

Pat Heffernan

Marketing Partners

Chris Miller

Ben & Jerry's

Stephen Morris

Green Living Journal

Sara Newmark

New Chapter

Ashley Orgain

Seventh Generation

Duane Peterson


Markey Read

Career Networks, Inc

Liz Schlegel

Institute for Sustainable Communities

Judy Warriner Walke

Judy Warriner Walke Collaboration & Planning Consultant

Champion Members!

Sponsor: All Earth Renewables Sponsor: Ben and Jerrys Sponsor: Dinse/Knapp/McAndrews Sponsor: Gardeners Supply Sponsor: Green Mountain Power Sponsor: Keurig Green Mountain Sponsor: Marketing Partners Sponsor: New Chapter Sponsor: NRG Systems Sponsor: Seventh Generation Sponsor: SunCommon Sponsor: Villanti & Sons, Printers, Inc. Sponsor: Vermont State Employees Credit Union