Social Responsibility News


‘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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


SunCommon offers free daycare to support small business.

Need a break from the kiddos? SunCommon has your back. These are busy times, and as parents, SunCommon knows just how hard it is to find some peace, that’s why they’re giving you a chance to drop the kids and make headway on your to-do list. SunCommon, founded and based in Waterbury, are a Champion […]


NYT Best Selling Author / TED Talker ADAM MINTER kicks off latest book tour at University of Vermont November 14

Bestselling Author Launches Book from Vermont UVM Davis Center, Sugar Maple Room, 2:30PM, November 14. World traveler, Bloomberg columnist, recycling expert, and best-selling author ADAM MINTER will kick off his second book’s world tour in Burlington, Vermont By: Fair Trade Recycling [WR3A] Secondhand By Adam Minter – Vermont November 14, 2019 BURLINGTON, Vt. – Oct. 17, 2019 – PRLog — On […]


Weinberger proposes revenue-neutral Vermont carbon pollution fee and rebate, cut emissions, create jobs, and boost Vermont’s economy

Friday, Mayor Miro Weinberger, joined by a coalition of environmental and business leaders, proposed a statewide carbon pollution fee that would cut emissions by 37 percent by 2040 when combined with existing clean energy policies, create new jobs, and boost state economic growth. The Mayor’s proposal is based on a newly-completed component of the City’s […]


VBSR is Hiring an Education & Events Manager

VBSR is a business association with over 700 members, advocating for policies which support workers, communities and the environment. The Education and Events Manager will provide leadership and execution for VBSR’s educational and events programming, including managing the Vermont Intern Program, coordinating external events and internal meetings, developing educational programming, and facilitating professional trainings. This position […]


Support the Global Climate Strike

Businesses throughout Vermont and across the world are looking for ways to support their employees and communities in advance of the September 20, 2019 Global Climate Strike. As a business owner you can sign this joint business statement on the global strike with SunCommon, Ben & Jerry’s, Patagonia, Seventh Generation, Burton, MegaFood and others. The intent […]


Guru Earns B Corporation® Certification

BURLINGTON/SAUSALITO – August 6, 2019 – Guru—a bi-coastal creative agency that catalyzes the heroes: purpose-driven, conscious, sustainable brands, organizations and movements who are sparking transformation for the greater good—is proud to announce that it is now a certified B Corporation® (“B Corp”). “Certified B Corporations are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social […]


The Skinny Pancake to Pledge 10% of Earth Day Sales to Burlington Non-Profit 1% For the Planet

Spoiler Alert: the Earth needs our help. Since 2012, the Skinny has been a member of 1% for the Planet, pledging 1% of revenues from participating locations to environmental non-profits. But, for Earth Day this year, we decided our 1% just wasn’t enough. We think Earth Day should be every day. While we spend all […]

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