Local Organizations to Host Food and Necessities Drive for At-risk Neighbors

Sep
23

Local Organizations to Host Food and Necessities Drive for At-risk Neighbors

Montpelier, Vermont – National Life Group and The Vermont Agency are joining forces to help those who are struggling by hosting a food and necessities drive on the Maple Tree Place green in Williston. “We’re happy to come together with National Life to help our neighbors during this difficult time,” said Megan Hand, Financial Advisor […]

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Sep
21

Windham Grows Farm & Food Business Accelerator Accepting Applications for BIPOC-focused 2020-2021 Cohort

BRATTLEBORO, VT — Windham Grows, a food and agriculture business accelerator that connects entrepreneurs with mentoring, industry connections and support, is accepting applications for its winter 2020-21 program. This upcoming program is geared toward growing the businesses of BIPOC entrepreneurs. “In the interest of creating equity in our food systems, and our continuing work to […]

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Vermont House Overrides Governor’s Climate Veto

September 17, 2020 (MONTPELIER, VT) – Vermont’s House of Representatives successfully voted to override Governor Scott’s veto of the Global Warming Solutions Act today. The bill will require Vermont to reduce its climate-damaging emissions while simultaneously creating jobs, improving community resilience, and reducing energy burdens for rural and marginalized communities. A coalition of groups in support […]

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Sep
16

Socially Responsible Financial Advisory Firm, Greenvest, becomes a Certified B Corporation

September 09, 2020 – Greenvest, a socially and environmentally responsible financial advisory firm, is proud to announce they have officially become a Certified B Corporation®.  Greenvest joins the rapidly growing movement of more than 3,400 Certified B Corporations from 150 industries, across 71 countries, including companies such as Seventh Generation, King Arthur Baking Company, Patagonia, […]

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Sep
16

Deadline Extended: Mortgage Assistance Program for Vermonters

The Vermont Legislature has approved $5 million for Vermont homeowners who have struggled to make their mortgage payments during the last few months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will provide up to three monthly mortgage payments directly to the servicer of the mortgage with a goal of preventing future foreclosure. Vermont […]

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Groups Call on Legislature to Override Governor’s Veto of Landmark Climate Bill

  September 15, 2020 (MONTPELIER, VT) – Governor Scott has vetoed the Global Warming Solutions Act, which was overwhelmingly passed by both the Vermont House and Senate. The historic climate bill requires Vermont to reduce its climate-damaging emissions while simultaneously creating jobs, improving community resilience, and reducing energy burdens for rural and marginalized communities. Reducing […]

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Sep
14

With Planned Growth on Hold, the Skinny Pancake Doubles Down on Strengthening Local Food Systems

Benjy Adler turned 39 on Friday, March 13. It was an ominous time. Six days earlier, the state of Vermont announced its first case of the coronavirus. Three days after Adler’s birthday, Gov. Phil Scott ordered all restaurants in the state to stop offering in-house dining, effective the next day, to curb the spread of […]

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Sep
09

The Skinny Pancake’s ShiftMeals Launches Women in Food Systems Webinar Series

The Skinny Pancake’s ShiftMeals program launches 6-part webinar series celebrating women leaders in Vermont’s food system ShiftMeals announces “A Force to be Reckoned With: Womxn in VT’s Food System” a webinar series running from September 10th to October 15th. The 6-part series will highlight the work, leadership and experiences of women in Vermont’s food system […]

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Sep
09

Feeling into the DNA of Racism

by Rae Carter, Founder, EmpowR, and VBSR Board Member This summer has been one of listening to BIPOC voices and feeling how racism unintentionally manifests in my thoughts and behaviors. White centering, saviorism, and optical ally-ship are some of the behaviors I need to be mindful of and how they can show up as micro […]

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Sep
09

VBSR Welcomes Gardener’s Supply Company as a new Champion Member

VBSR is pleased to welcome the employee-owned, mission-driven enterprise, Gardener’s Supply Company as a new Champion Member. As a founding member of VBSR, Gardener’s Supply not only believes that social, environmental, and human policies are essential for a regenerative economy but that a business has the responsibility to drive change with their own business practices and platform. […]

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