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Local Family Business and Community Step up to the Plate to Feed Friends

In response to the escalating food insecurity being experienced in our community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Burr family, who owns and operates The Woods Lodge, has partnered with CERV, the organization that runs the Northfield food shelf, with the help of generous donations from members of the local community and Northfield […]

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Jun
09

Sterling’s Office of Professional Studies Hires Video, Audio Experts 

  Sterling’s Office of Professional Studies Hires Video, Audio Experts  Building a Team to Enhance Ground-Breaking Online EcoGather Program   CRAFTSBURY COMMON, Vt.––June 9, 2020––Sterling College’s Office of Professional Studies announces the hiring of two audio and video production specialists––Will Casela of Sharon, VT and Dakota LaCroix of Hampton, NY––to expand and enhance the staff […]

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Jun
08

Acorn Energy and CEAC Team Up to Create Climate and Energy Resource Guide

Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op (Acorn Energy) and the Climate Economy Action Center of Addison County (CEAC) are developing an online guide offering free listings to local businesses and organizations doing work related to climate and renewable energy in our region. The guide will be modeled after the successful “Champlain Valley Guide to Food and Farms” and will be entitled “Champlain Valley Climate and […]

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Jun
08

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation announces 2020 Vermont Economic Justice Grant program

The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation is very pleased to announce the opening of our 2020 Vermont Economic Justice Grant program with an allocation of $250,000. Beginning this summer, the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation will offer competitive grants of up to $20,000 to Vermont-based, non-profit organizations working to address the economic, social and environmental impacts of […]

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Jun
04

Baker-Entrepreneur Ren Weiner on Paying It Forward

From Seven Days article on June 2nd: Ren Weiner, aka Miss Weinerz, imagined being a kindergarten teacher in Vermont, with a pottery studio and maybe a side gig as an EMT. As it turned out, Weiner is a baker in Burlington who approaches their work with the creativity and resourcefulness of the kindergarten teacher we all […]

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Jun
03

Ben & Jerry’s: Silence is NOT an Option

Statement from Ben & Jerry’s:  All of us at Ben & Jerry’s are outraged about the murder of another Black person by Minneapolis police officers last week and the continued violent response by police against protestors. We have to speak out. We have to stand together with the victims of murder, marginalization, and repression because […]

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Jun
02

SUNCOMMON’S CLIMATE ACTION FILM FESTIVAL RAISED $8800 FOR LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS

Waterbury, VT. — SunCommon hosted their first ‘Climate Action Film Festival’ earlier this year to inspire local climate action among attendees, while raising money for local environmental advocacy organizations. After hosting nearly a dozen local events throughout Vermont and New York’s Hudson Valley, SunCommon is proud to announce that they raised over $8,800 through ticket […]

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May
27

AO Glass creates a locally handblown Vermont Strong Cocktail / Whiskey Glass

Article by VT Digger: AO Glass operates on 416 Pine Street in Burlington Vermont and has been in business since 2007. The glass team is now back in the studio, following all the recommended safety precautions. After a pause in time created by the COVID-19 virus, the creative, skilled, and seasoned team at AO Glass […]

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May
27

NOFA VT Offers Free Seeds to create Resilience Garden for Food Insecure

Through the generous support of High Mowing Organic Seeds, People’s United Bank and the Sustainable Future Fund and Raven Ridge Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, NOFA-VT is excited to offer a second opportunity to create a Resilience Garden with free seeds. This project aims to reach folks who are food insecure, have lost a job […]

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May
26

Let’s Grow Kids invites VBSR member businesses to join their regional Action Teams

Action Teams are a fantastic way for business leaders to support child care in their communities and connect (now, virtually) with county-wide neighbors – parents, educators, and other employers – who care about Vermont, our youngest children, and our state’s future. Members can register for the action team of their home or business. Each county […]

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