Social Responsibility News

Sep
28

CCS short-listed for global impact award

Champlain Community Services (CCS), a VBSR member nonprofit based in Colchester, recently advanced to the short-list for the prestigious international Zero Project Award 2021, recognizing innovative practices and policies in employment for people with disabilities. Each year, the Zero Project finds and shares Innovative Practices and Policies that help improve the lives of persons with disabilities. CCS […]

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Sep
09

The Skinny Pancake’s ShiftMeals Launches Women in Food Systems Webinar Series

The Skinny Pancake’s ShiftMeals program launches 6-part webinar series celebrating women leaders in Vermont’s food system ShiftMeals announces “A Force to be Reckoned With: Womxn in VT’s Food System” a webinar series running from September 10th to October 15th. The 6-part series will highlight the work, leadership and experiences of women in Vermont’s food system […]

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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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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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