Social Responsibility News


Radio Interview on You Tree’s Unique Financial Wellness Approach

Lake Champlain Chamber President Tom Torti sat down with Steve Schleupner of You Tree, LLC this summer to discuss You Tree’s unique approach to financial wellness and their money coaching programs. Listen to their conversation on You Tree’s website


VBSR Celebrates National Small Business Week in Vermont

VBSR Member Businesses Support their Communities, our Environment, and our Economy Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility kicked-off National Small Business Week this morning with a tour of Gordon’s Window Décor’s manufacturing facility and showroom in Williston along with representatives from the Small Business Administration, Attorney General T.J. Donovan, and Congressman Peter Welch. Gordon’s Window Décor, […]


People’s United Bank Invests $15 Million with Housing Vermont

People’s United Bank Invests $15 Million with Housing Vermont − Investment will provide capital to create affordable housing − Today the People’s United Bank announced that it was investing $15 million with Housing Vermont to create affordable apartments in several areas of the state. “People’s United Bank has a long-standing and successful relationship with Housing […]


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 […]


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