Policy

Oct
15

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 […]

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Sep
11

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 […]

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Jan
22

New study provides road map for strengthening the Vermont economy, addressing income inequality and protecting the environment

 The highly-respected and nonpartisan Vermont Legislative Joint Fiscal Office released a strategic road map for actions Vermont policy makers can take to strengthen the local economy, create jobs, lower the cost of living, reduce income inequality, improve public health and limit the pollution causing global warming. The Decarbonization Study was a primary recommendation of Gov. Phil […]

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Jan
22

SECOND ANNUAL CANNABIS IN THE CAPITOL FEBRUARY 13, 2019

Day includes activist training, address from Lt. Governor, networking with legislators, storytelling booth, and a hemp/CBD education fair in the cafeteria. In the thick of the 2019 legislative session, Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman, legislative leaders, and a coalition of cannabis reform advocacy groups, medical marijuana patients and caregivers, farmers and local business representatives are gathering in […]

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Oct
23

VBSR Announces Access to BRS Association Health Insurance

In Partnership with Business Resource Services, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Brings Alternate Health Insurance Options to Local Employers Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announces a new partnership with Business Resource Services (BRS) that allows VBSR members access to BRS’s new association health insurance plans. VBSR members located in Vermont with fewer than 100 […]

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Jun
12

Vermont Arts Council Releases Special Project Grants

Montpelier – The Vermont Arts Exchange, The Vermont Folklife Center, and choreographer Hannah Dennison have been awarded grants for arts projects that are deeply engaged with community. These Vermont Arts Council special project grants exemplify the Council’s new strategic goals to expand access to the arts, inspire creative placemaking, and energize Vermont’s creative economy.   “Engagement […]

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VBSR Supports The ESSEX Plan

Climate change is a threat to Vermont’s environment and economy. That’s why VBSR believes we need to take bold action to curb emissions and move to a future without fossil fuels. The ESSEX Plan, a proposal to use a rising price on carbon pollution to reduce Vermont’s green electricity rates. The ESSEX Plan was developed […]

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Jan
12

Workforce development critical to sustain local food economy

2017 Farm to Plate Annual Report shows successful implementation of Vermont’s food system plan has created need for more farm and food workers to meet food business expansion goals due to increased consumer demand Montpelier, Vt. – Representatives of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network and staff at the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund presented the […]

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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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Dec
12

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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