Environment & Agriculture


Vermont Needs a Clean Water Commitment

By Mark Curran Vermont faces numerous environmental challenges but there are two that need our immediate attention.  Greenhouse emissions and resulting climate changes are something all Vermont businesses need to address. Unfortunately, Vermont cannot go it alone and it requires an International effort to slow global warming. Clean water should be our next priority and […]


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 […]


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, […]


VBSR’s 2017 Legislative Agenda

Based on feedback from our members and development from our Public Policy Committee, VBSR worked on the following key issues at the Vermont State House this year, as well as on a number of secondary issues.   Effective Use of State Contracting                                                                                                                                   The state of Vermont is a big purchaser of goods and services. We […]


2014 Legislative Report

Bills and Policies Influenced by VBSR Advocacy The 2014 legislative session opened with some VBSR priority areas carrying over from the 2013 session, in particular legislation on the labeling of genetically modified food and expansion of Pre-K education. Other issues, such as net metering, a minimum wage increase, and toxic chemical reform, were new to […]


2016 Legislative Report

The 2016 legislative session was a successful one for VBSR: Our four-year campaign to pass a bill expanding paid leave policies across the state concluded successfully, and we played the lead role in expanding employment opportunities for Vermonters with criminal convictions. VBSR also tackled several environmental and energy issues in this second-half of the biennium, […]


2013 Legislative Report

VBSR entered the 2013 legislative session with priorities related to the continued roll-out of state and federal health care reform efforts, the labeling of genetically engineered food and to block efforts to pass a moratorium on new renewable energy development. The session was marked by further budget and revenue difficulties and strong disagreements between Gov. […]


VBSR 2009-10 Legislative Scorecard

How did the legislators vote on key VBSR legislative priorities? We graded them according to their level of support during the session. Read the VBSR_2009-2010_Scorecard to learn more.


VBSR 2013-14 Legislative Scorecard

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) has released a scorecard members of the Vermont Legislature on recent votes at the State House that were important to its members. The scorecard gives members of the Vermont House and Senate scores from 100 percent to 0 percent, depending on how they voted on a number of important […]


VBSR 2015-16 Legislative Scorecard

A number of legislators worked hard on several key VBSR issues, Check out the 2015-16 scorecard to see which issues your senators and representatives supported. We grade members of the Vermont Legislature on recent votes at the State House that were important to our members. The scorecard gives members of the Vermont House and Senate […]


Contact Us

PO Box 1274
Burlington VT 05402

(802) 870-0868



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



Privacy Policy

See our privacy policy below.

View Policy


ADA Compliance

See our ADA policy below

View Policy