Deadline Extended: Mortgage Assistance Program for Vermonters

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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CATMA Telework Tools to Assists Now & In the Future

At this time, employers are faced with redefining, adapting and rebuilding their work places and work force. Many employees, including essential workers, have continued to commute to work. There is also a large employee population who have been working from home for months and will likely continue to do so indefinitely. As employers move forward with an increase in employees working remotely, CATMA has been evaluating how we can best support businesses […]

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Sep
01

UP for Learning’s Getting to Y (GTY) Program Awarded National Best Practice Designation

UP for Learning is proud to announce that Getting to ‘Y’ (GTY) has received national designation as a Best Practice by the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP). The Vermont Department of Health (VDH) has also recognized GTY as an Evidence-based Practice. The AMCHP Review Panel, comprised of experts in public health and […]

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Aug
31

Sugarsnap’s Emergency Feeding Operation

An update from Sugarsnap, by Abbey Duke: We recently received a voicemail that has given me perhaps more satisfaction than any other feedback I’ve gotten in my 16 years of running Sugarsnap. The anonymous caller, who is currently living in one of the hotels where we are delivering meals, phoned to thank us for providing “quality […]

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STERLING COLLEGE ANNOUNCES THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS

STERLING COLLEGE ANNOUNCES THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS Craftsbury Common, Vt. –– Aug. 14, 2020 –– Six members of the Sterling College Board of Trustees have been elected to serve as officers. Peter Chehayl, MBA, CPA; Chair. An alumni parent, Chehayl was first elected to the board in 2005, and served four terms as treasurer before […]

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