Social Responsibility News

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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May
20

The Skinny Pancake to Expand their ShiftMeals Program by Launching Several “Victory Farms” Across Vermont

The Skinny Pancake to extend their ShiftMeals program by launching several “Victory Farms” across Vermont The Skinny Pancake is launching a new initiative called the ShiftMeals GrowTeam in response to Vermont’s increasing food insecurity related to the COVID-19 pandemic. An extension of their ShiftMeals community meals program, ShiftMeals GrowTeam invites unemployed restaurant workers and others […]

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May
05

Slow Living Summit will be Virtual This Year

BRATTLEBORO, VT – The tenth annual Slow Living Summit has been reimagined as a virtual conference.  Presented by Strolling of the Heifers and Windham Grows, the Summit’s theme is “Take a Bite Out of Climate Change” with live keynote presentations by Bill McKibben, Frances Moore Lappé, Tom Newmark and Sandra Steingraber. “These past few months […]

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May
05

4 Ways VBSR Members are Leading with their Values in the time COVID-19

4 Ways VBSR Members are Leading with their Values in the time COVID-19 Over the last 2 months VBSR members have proven that their commitment to the triple-bottom-line business ethic (People, Planet, Prosperity) laid the foundation for them to swiftly take action in addressing the pandemic and give back to their communities as they navigate […]

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Apr
15

VBSR Members Respond to Crisis pt. 2

VBSR members continue to innovate, inspire, collaborate and utilize a community forward ethic of goodwill to respond with resilience in rapidly changing times.  Below are examples of this transformative work. Burton Snowboards is supporting health care workers by donating half a million N95 masks to the state of Vermont, Maine & New Hampshire.   Their first shipment of 200,000 […]

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Mar
13

VBSR Offers Resources & Webinar for COVID-19 Planning & Practices

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility is offering suggested employer practices, employee practices, organizational planning resources and other resources related to planning and preparation for the effects of COVID-19. The primary goals of the organizational approaches are: caring for employees and their families taking actions necessary to maintain mission-driven organizations. VBSR has developed a planning checklist […]

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Feb
18

VBSR Announces Newest Champion Member Mamava

Mamava joins leading Vermont businesses for People, Planet and Prosperity Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announces this week that Mamava will join the organization’s Champion Members. VBSR is a business association with over 730 members who work to foster a business ethic that sets a high standard within the Vermont professional community for protecting […]

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Jan
21

‘Making Spaces Safer’ Workshop and Book Discussion Feb. 18, Fletcher Free Library

Big Heavy World, the Fletcher Free Library, and the Vermont Department of Libraries invite you to read ’Making Spaces Safer’ a handbook that empowers people of any age to be helpful in the face of public harassment that is gender or LGBTQ-related. Author Shawna Potter sings in the Baltimore punk band War On Women and […]

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Dec
17

Climate & Transportation Advocates React to State’s MOU for Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI)

Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI) Proposed Framework Would Result in Meaningful, Though Partial, Progress in Tackling Transportation-Related Climate Pollution Montpelier, VT – Today, Vermont joined other New England and mid-Atlantic states, along with Washington, DC, in issuing a draft Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Transportation & Climate Initiative (TCI). Modeled on the successful Regional Greenhouse […]

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Nov
26

VBSR Announces resignation of Executive Director Jane Campbell

After years of service, career non-profit leader and advocate Campbell exits Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility  After serving as the Executive Director for Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) for 14 years, Jane Campbell will be resigning her position to embark on the next chapter of her career. Campbell served as Executive Director of VBSR […]

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