Members in the News

Nov
12

The story behind Burlington’s Venetian Ginger Ale

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – The holidays are the ultimate time to eat, drink, and be merry. For some, the drink portion needs to be non-alcoholic, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be boring! Venetian Ginger Ale was established in Burlington in 1917. Michael C. Dorn, a Jewish immigrant, ended up settling in the Queen […]

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Nov
10

Vanguard Renewables: Dairy Takes a Leadership Role in Impacting Climate Change as Stonyfield Organic and Cabot Creamery Cooperative Join the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance

Alliance members commit to food waste reduction and repurposing, and decarbonization Boston, Ma.  –  Stonyfield Organic and Cabot are joining forces alongside the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance (FPSA) and Dairy Farmers of America to place dairy as a leader in forging a circular pathway to decarbonization and climate change mitigation. The Alliance, founded in 2020 by Vanguard […]

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Nov
10

For Olivia’s Croutons Founder, Coaching is the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

By Kelly Nottermann, Communications Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Francie Caccavo was a female founder before the term became trendy. Back in 1991 when she started Olivia’s Croutons, she was simply a young mother looking for a creative way to work from home and be present for her children, then two and three years old. […]

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Nov
10

Waste Free Earth is opening a Restock Shop!

We’ve got exciting news…we’re opening a Restock Shop! ♻️ Here at Waste Free Earth, we are focused on helping businesses reduce their overall waste consumption through consulting and education. Marina McCoy (@sustainabilitybosslady), founder and CEO of WFE, is expanding her sustainability mission by opening The Restock Shop in downtown Burlington, VT to help with individual […]

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Nov
10

After a 20-year hiatus, the next generation of DesLauriers are at the helm bringing new ideas, energy, and the labor of love to the resort.

Feature Photo Caption: “We felt strongly that we needed a solid foundation not only for growth, but also for basic sustainability,” said Lindsay DesLauriers, president of Bolton Valley. “That was our first priority.” The Flexible Capital Fund invested $100,000 in the first round and another $50,000 in round two to support the infrastructure improvements. Photo […]

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Nov
09

Union Mutual’s Lisa Keysar Honored with ATHENA Leadership Award

MONTPELIER – Union Mutual is pleased to announce the Company’s President & CEO, Lisa Keysar, was honored by the Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce with the ATHENA Leadership Award in recognition of her guidance, achievement, and community spirit. The ATHENA Leadership Award, named for the Greek goddess known for her strength, wisdom, courage and enlightenment, […]

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Nov
08

VEC powers up two new solar arrays in Jericho in support of 100% renewables by 2030

Vermont Business Magazine: Encore Renewable Energy and Vermont Electric Cooperative announced today the commissioning of two new community-scale solar projects comprising 4.5 megawatts (MW) of new, clean energy generation in Jericho.(link is external) The two new solar arrays include a 2.3MW project on the town’s former gravel pit and a 2.2MW project on the former municipal landfill. These […]

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Nov
04

Norwich Solar: Affordable Housing Provider, Brattleboro Housing Partnerships, Reduces Operating Costs via Solar Net Metering Agreement

White River Junction, Vermont Oct 25, 2021 Norwich Solar, as part of its Community Impact Group, is pleased to announce the start of construction of a Community Solar project in Clarendon, VT with Brattleboro Housing Partnerships as the dedicated net metering customer. The Clarendon project will provide solar net metering credits to Brattleboro Housing’s facilities, […]

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Nov
02

Member Blog: Working Bridges Perspectives on Supporting our Essential Workforce

Essential workers with non-remote job functions keep Vermont strong. Whether it’s the hospital environmental services worker sanitizing rooms, the production employee that manufactures essential goods, the restaurant worker delivering a meal curbside, or a licensed nursing assistant (LNA) providing care in a long-term care residential setting, we rely on their expertise, skill, and ability to […]

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Speaker Krowinski and Pro Tem Balint Announce Final Round of “Investing in Vermont’s Future Community Conversations”

Montpelier, VT – House Speaker Jill Krowinski and Senate President Pro Tem Becca Balint announce the final round of community conversations on the once in a lifetime opportunity facing Vermont to make significant investments that will transform and shape the future of our state. These regional discussions will be held virtually. Washington County Conversation, Thursday, October […]

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