News

Jul
05

Rooted in Vermont: Uniting all Vermonters around Local Food

The Rooted in Vermont grassroots movement celebrates how all Vermonters acquire and enjoy local food and intends to increase consumer demand so more Vermont food can be available and accessible where most Vermonters shop Montpelier, VT – Vermonters were farming, gardening, fishing, and hunting long before there were craft beers and gourmet burgers. Traditions like […]

DETAIL

VBSR to Honor Beth Sachs with Lifetime Achievement Award

 Organization will also Award Benjamin Adler, Milk Money, SunCommon on September 14th Burlington, VT – Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is proud to announce the awardees of the 2017 VBSR Awards, which will be given out at the organization’s 16th Annual Awards Ceremony and Dinner on September 14 at Basin Harbor in Vergennes. This […]

DETAIL

New Program Takes Benefits Approach to Climate Action

Socially responsible employers and their like-minded employees can act together to help save the planet. Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) has recently launched a new HR benefits program – Sustainability Benefits – that gathers data about employees’ carbon footprints, and helps employers design and administer a program to help encourage action. The program is based […]

DETAIL

DRM Adopts Paid Parental Leave Policy

New parents to receive up to 12 weeks of paid leave. (Burlington, Vt.)  The northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC has adopted a new policy that awards up to 12 weeks of paid leave to new parents. The policy was approved by directors in March and announced by Deputy Managing Partner Peter […]

DETAIL
Jun
23

Rock Art Brewery Toasts Vermont’s First Solar-Powered Beer

SunCommon helps brewery fully offset electricity with solar   SunCommon of Waterbury has helped Rock Art Brewery of Morrisville become the first Vermont brewery to fully offset its power needs with a 200-panel rooftop solar array. Rock Art Brewery unveils Vermont’s first solar-powered beer, Sun Rocked IPA, as a toast to the 20-year-old brewery reaching […]

DETAIL
Jun
21

Norwich Solar Technologies and Upper Valley Aquatic Center’s Solar Project Is Up and Running

White River Junction– June 7, 2017– Upper Valley Aquatic Center (UVAC) and Norwich Solar Technologies (NST) have completed the commissioning of a 500-kilowatt solar project just down the road in Hartford, for the benefit of UVAC and its members and guests. The system was turned on May 23rd and is now producing power. We are […]

DETAIL
Jun
20

BURLINGTON’S ESC4PE ROOM GAME OFFERS VBSR MEMBERS 50% OFF!

BURLINGTON, VT – Esc4pe is a local independent business that opened 1 year ago on June 15th, 2017 to bring the escape room phenomena to Burlington. Interactive, entertaining and immersive, escape rooms challenge groups to complete a mission by solving a series of physical and mental puzzles in just 60 minutes. During their first year […]

DETAIL
Jun
20

Share the Road with Farmers: Be Alert. Be Patient. Be Kind.

Be alert. Be patient. Be kind. That’s the message state officials are sending to Vermont drivers this season, as farmers return to the roads with tractors and heavy equipment. The Agencies of Agriculture, Transportation, and Department of Public Safety have teamed up to create a new public safety message that reminds Vermonters to take extra […]

DETAIL
Jun
07

Vermont Must Lead on Climate Change as Washington Turns a Blind Eye

President Trump’s decision to remove the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement is bad for business, the environment, and our way of life. Last week, VBSR joined 12 other organizations in thanking Gov. Phil Scott for urging President Trump not to leave the Climate Agreement (read that letter here), and we asked him to […]

DETAIL
May
24

New Network Launches for Vermont Climate Economy Businesses

Vermont Climate Economy Business Network kick-offs with networking event for entrepreneurs and innovators who are passionate about developing business solutions to address the impacts of climate change Burlington, VT – The new Vermont Climate Economy Business Network will launch this June at a networking event for Vermont businesses whose products and services aim to reduce, […]

DETAIL

Contact Us

PO Box 1274
Burlington VT 05402

(802) 870-0868
info@vbsr.org

 

E-Newsletter

Keep up with the latest socially responsible tools, trends and happenings. Email our coordinator to sign up for the newsletter today!

EMAIL TO SIGN UP

 

Privacy Policy

See our privacy policy below.

View Policy

 

ADA Compliance

See our ADA policy below

View Policy