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Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversations: How to get at the truth of things without causing or receiving harm. We experience difficult conversations in our community, personal and work lives and witness them through news and social media outlets writ large. At their best, difficult conversations are gateways to truth telling, looking at ourselves, another person or a situation […]


Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund expands business assistance services

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund’s economic development approach packaged in a suite of client services, directed by Geoff Robertson The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, a nonprofit organization focused on sustainable economic development, announces the expansion of its suite of services for clients from private sector businesses in the early and growth stages of development. Services have […]


Free Crepe Day!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/26/18 Michael Cyr, Director of Marketing The Skinny Pancake 802-343-4148 SKINNY PANCAKE CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL CREPE DAY WITH ‘FREE CREPE DAY’ ON FEBRUARY 1ST.   Each year, the Skinny Pancake celebrates International Crepe Day with the gift of free crepes. Please join the Skinny Pancake on Thursday, February 1st at their Burlington […]


The Skinny Pancake Pledges a “Newtella” For Their Annual Oath of Action

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/15/18 Contact: Michael Cyr, Director of Marketing The Skinny Pancake        802-343-4148   THE SKINNY PANCAKE PLEDGES A “NEWTELLA” FOR THEIR ANNUAL OATH OF ACTION   In 2017, The Skinny Pancake introduced an annual Oath of Action initiative in collaboration with 1% For the Planet, a Burlington based environmental non-profit. The […]


City Market Donates Proceeds from 20th Annual Tree Sale

For the past 20 years, City Market has held a COTS Tree Sale to benefit Burlington’s Committee on Temporary Shelter. This year, City Market once again sold fresh balsams from Moffatt’s Tree Farm in Craftsbury, Vermont. The Co-op sold 660 trees from Wednesday, November 29 through Friday, December 8 and the net proceeds were donated […]


Legal Scholars Release 2018 Top 10 Environmental Watch List

Environmental law scholars and editors of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law (VJEL) at Vermont Law School today announced publication of the 2018 “Vermont Law Top 10 Environmental Watch List,” highlighting critical law and policy issues they believe will escalate in the coming year. The list, in its eighth year, features articles co-authored by VLS students and […]


ENRLC, Neighbors See Win in Graniteville Pollution Case

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., Dec. 18, 2017– This month Neighbors for Healthy Communities (Neighbors), with the support of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic (ENRLC) at Vermont Law School, achieved their latest victory in a six-year battle against polluting industry in Graniteville, Vt. On Dec. 1, Susan Baird of the District 5 Environmental Commission issued a jurisdictional […]


New Center for Justice Reform at VLS Offers Training, Degrees in Restorative Criminal Justice

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., Dec. 14, 2017––Vermont Law School officials today launched a new Center for Justice Reform to address deficiencies in the criminal justice system and other responses to harm and conflict. The center offers degree and training programs for law and master’s students as well as criminal justice professionals, educators, and other community members […]


KSV Recertifies as B Corporation

NYC & Burlington, VT Marketing Agency  Focuses on Sustainable Energy New York, N.Y. and Burlington, Vt. – KSV, a marketing and advertising agency with considerable expertise in sustainable energy marketing, recently won recertification as a B Corporation, meaning the company voluntarily meets a higher standard of public transparency, legal accountability and verified performance. Certified B – the […]


National Life Foundation Doubles Budget, Launches Main Street Grants

Montpelier, Vermont – National Life Group announced Tuesday that the annual budget of its charitable foundation will double to $2 million next year, reflecting the company’s strong sales and earnings growth over the past decade. Part of the National Life Group Foundation’s increased funding will go toward launching Main Street Grants, a new project designed to support revitalization of downtowns. Another […]

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