Members in the News

Jul
01

STERLING COLLEGE FARM CREATES FOOD HUB TO HELP SMALL GROWERS AND REDUCE FOOD INSECURITY

CRAFTSBURY COMMON, Vt.––July 1, 2020––Throughout the pandemic, the Rian Fried Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems at Sterling College––home to the campus farm––, has been busy, growing and expanding its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program while observing COVID-specific health and safety procedures. But of all the adaptations implemented during this unprecedented time, “perhaps the […]

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Jul
01

Ice Cream that Gives Back! Lake Champlain Chocolates & Vermont Creamery create Benefit Batch 2020

Burlington, VT –  Certified B Corporations Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) and Vermont Creamery have teamed up to create a limited-edition Benefit Batch of ice cream to support the Vermont Foodbank.  Maple Crème Fraiche and Chocolate Crème Fraiche will be available only on July 3rd, with 100% of the proceeds going to the VT Foodbank. During this time of […]

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Jun
23

Lend Your Voice to Vermont/National Commute Survey

From CATMA, CCRPC and VTrans:  The commutes of many Vermonters have changed significantly due to COVID-19, with many shifting to telecommuting. Now that workplaces are starting to open back up, transportation planners in Vermont are interested in understanding the potential changes in work travel. Transportation partners across Vermont invite you to provide feedback on how […]

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Jun
22

NOFA-VT: Where we’re going, and how to get there

An update from NOFA-Vermont:   Both the pandemic and the Movement for Black Lives are asking that we get to work in through bold, collaborative efforts towards a healed future. We have the opportunity to emerge stronger, and to deepen our commitment to equity and justice. In order to move with intention and purpose through […]

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Jun
17

Cannabis Businesses Start Fundraising Campaign For Social Justice

Local companies give back to communities impacted by racist drug war. BURLINGTON, Vermont – Conscious of the need to take responsibility for addressing hundreds of years of racial injustice, and recognizing the many links between cannabis prohibition, direct repression of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and institutionalized racism in this country, four Vermont cannabis […]

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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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