Clean Energy & Efficiency

Mar
25

VBSR: An Urgent Call to Action on Climate Change

Introduction: Climate change represents a major threat to Vermont’s economy and environment. The purpose of this document is to encourage and enable VBSR members to spread the word that we can address climate change at a state level.  Our objective is to create a groundswell of support for action – we need such strong public […]

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Testimony: Workforce Development, House Commerce Committee

Workforce Development  House Commerce Committee March 14, 2019 Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is a non-profit, statewide business trade organization with a mission to advance business ethics that value multiple bottom lines- economic, social, and environmental.  We strive to help members set a high standard for protecting the natural, human and economic environments of […]

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Feb
24

VBSR Testimony: Economic Growth through Climate Action

Testimony to the House Appropriations Committee Thursday, February 21, 2019 Daniel Barlow, VBSR Public Policy Manager Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is a non-profit, statewide business trade organization with a mission to advance business ethics that value multiple bottom lines- economic, social, and environmental. We strive to help members set a high standard for […]

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Feb
21

Vermont CEOs call for Urgent Climate Action

VT can grow the economy by tackling climate change, business leaders say  Business leaders from some of Vermont’s most iconic companies on Wednesday called on the Governor and the Legislature to pass a comprehensive climate action package this session that moves the state off of fossil fuels and to local, renewable energy. The CEOs and […]

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Jan
24

Coalition of 25 Diverse Groups Unveils Shared Priorities and Recommendations for Climate Action in 2019

Today a coalition of 25 organizations – representing youth, low-income, business, public health, environment and others – outlined a platform of policy priorities for Vermont legislators to advance in 2019 on climate change. View the platform here: http://vnrc.org/actonclimatevt/.   In a press event at the Vermont State House today, the coalition urged action on several of Gov. Scott’s Climate Action Commission’s recommendations and […]

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VBSR’s 2019 Legislative Agenda

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility is proud to represent our members at the Vermont State House during the 2019 legislative session. Our goal is to pass laws and regulations that support triple-bottom line businesses in Vermont and foster an economy that supports our businesses, environment, and communities. Among the issues that VBSR will lobby on […]

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Dec
10

VBSR Letter of Support for Burlington Mayor’s Climate Action Plan

Monday, December 10, 2018 Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility 255 South Champlain St. Suite #10 Burlington, VT 05602 Mayor Miro Weinberger, Climate change represents an economic and environmental threat to Vermont and that is why our organization was so pleased to see your announcement this week in support of a state-based carbon pricing mechanism. VBSR […]

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Apr
09

State House Report April, 9th

VBSR Asks VT Senate Leaders to Fund Climate Change Studies VBSR sent a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee last week requesting that legislators maintain funding for an important economic analysis of decarbonization policies in Vermont. Read the testimony to the Senate Committee. Climate change is a complex problem and the Vermont Legislature needs good […]

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Mar
20

State House Report March, 19th

Universal Health Care Moves to Senate Floor The Universal Primary Care bill is heading to the floor of the Vermont Senate this week for an important vote – but VBSR is concerned that a last-minute amendment could derail this important progress Please call or email your senators today and ask them to: Vote ‘YES’ on S.53, the […]

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Feb
16

Connecting our Sustainable Heritage to Economic Development and Jobs for Vermonters

By: Rachel Carter Most Vermonters would agree we live here among the Green Mountains so we can enjoy a quality of life as individuals, families, and businesses that affords us a decent standard of living, our independence, and the use of our natural resources now, and for generations to come. Our deep rooted Yankee ingenuity, […]

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