Environment & Agriculture


Vermont’s Initial Climate Action Plan Provides Important Foundation for Progress

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2021 Contact: Ben Edgerly Walsh, VPIRG, 802-734-7680, bwalsh@vpirg.org Lauren Hierl, VCV, 860-670-2620, lhierl@vermontconservationvoters.org Jordan Giaconia, VBSR, 860-304-2251, jordang@vbsr.org Peter Sterling, REV, 802-595-5373, peter@revermont.org Johanna Miller, VNRC, 802-371-9611, jmiller@vnrc.org Montpelier, VT — Earlier today, Vermont’s Climate Council adopted the state’s first-ever statutorily required Climate Action Plan. Established by the Global Warming […]


Vermont’s Work to Forge a More Clean, Affordable, and Equitable Transportation Future Must Continue

Vermont climate advocates respond to Massachusetts and Connecticut withdrawal from the Transportation & Climate Initiative Program  November 22, 2021 (Montpelier, VT)–Last week, both Governors Charlie Baker of Massachusetts and Ned Lamont of Connecticut announced their withdrawal from the Transportation & Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P) — a regional cap-and-invest program designed to reduce pollution from gasoline […]


2021 Legislative Session Recap

On May 21st, Vermont’s first (and hopefully last) fully remote legislative session adjourned, following passage of a $7.35 billion budget for fiscal year 2022. The FY2022 budget, signed by Governor Scott on June 8th, includes nearly $600 million in federal funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). As detailed below, the budget includes significant […]


Rebuilding a Resilient Vermont

We can create a more resilient, equitable, inclusive and vibrant Vermont The COVID-19 pandemic is having profound impacts on Vermonters across the state. Every day people face new obstacles and for many the future feels daunting and uncertain. But we believe the future for Vermont is greater than what lies behind—if we move forward in […]


With Business Support, Global Warming Solutions Act Becomes Law!

Last week, in the eleventh hour of what has been the longest legislative session in Vermont’s history, House and Senate lawmakers overrode Governor Scott’s Veto of the Global Warming Solutions Act—officially making the bill law. The Solutions Act sets binding deadlines for Vermont to cut climate pollution and requires the state to create a diverse […]


Op-Ed: Crisis = Change

Opinion Editorial by David Blittersdorf, AllEarth Renewables We are in the beginning of the largest crisis our world has seen in almost a century. COVID-19 has rapidly triggered a human health and economic disaster in our fragile modern society, the likes of which we have never experienced before. Crises are chaotic and disruptive, but in […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Investing in a Clean Water Economy

VBSR Policy Paper approved by the VBSR Board of Directors on November 30, 2018. Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility: CLEAN WATER ECONOMY Clean water is essential for life. Vermont’s abundant fresh water resources support the human, animal and plant populations that make this state unique.  No economy can thrive without clean water; it is vital […]


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