Environment & Agriculture

Environment, Agriculture & Land Use

A healthy environment is essential to a strong economy. VBSR supports: enforcement of existing environmental laws to protect our natural environment, wise land use decisions in order to ensure smart growth and to maintain open space, and development built on a human scale that encourages less-polluting forms of transportation.


2012 Legislative Report

Rebuilding Vermont Right The flooding from Tropical Storm Irene left Vermont with tremendous challenges. VBSR believes we need to see this disaster as an opportunity to make long-lasting investments in our public infrastructure and communities, including using Vermont’s bonding authority to generate the funds for reconstruction.  Vermont’s post-Irene reconstruction should include long-term disaster planning, including […]


Business Leaders Applaud Signing of Vermont Chemical Reform Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC), Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) and Seventh Generation, applauded the signing of Vermont Bill S.239. The bill, which was signed today at the VT headquarters of Seventh Generation, allows state health officials to regulate and ban the use of hazardous chemicals in children’s products. […]


2015 Legislative Agenda

VBSR’s Public Policy team looks forward to working with the Legislature and our members to craft policies that support socially responsible businesses. If you have any questions about our agenda or want to participate in advancing parts of our agenda, please contact VBSR Public Policy Manager Daniel Barlow.   Health Care Reform Pass a fair […]


2015 Legislative Report

The 2015 legislative session opened with some VBSR priority areas carrying over from the 2014 session. In particular, legislation on earned paid leave made it through the House. Other issues such as Clean Water and Rent-to-Own legislation gained new momentum this session, and VBSR worked closely to influence these policies. We received tremendous support from […]


PR: Federal GMO Labeling Bill is Bad for Vermont

June 24, 2016 Contact: Daniel Barlow, Public Policy Manager Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility 802-355-7461 (cell), danielb@vbsr.org VBSR: New Federal GMO Labeling Bill Bad for Vermont Business group says federal ‘compromise’ preempts Vermont’s stronger law Montpelier, VT (June 24, 2016) – Vermont should be incredibly proud of the work it has done to bring transparency […]


Testimony: Toxic Chemicals, 3.12.14

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility Testimony to Senate Economic Development, Housing and General Affairs Re: S.239, An act relating to the regulation of toxic substances Daniel Barlow, VBSR Public Policy Manager March 12, 2014 Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility is a statewide business association with over 1000 members–large and small from a variety of business […]


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