The Skinny Pancake to Pledge 10% of Earth Day Sales to Burlington Non-Profit 1% For the Planet

Apr
16

The Skinny Pancake to Pledge 10% of Earth Day Sales to Burlington Non-Profit 1% For the Planet

Spoiler Alert: the Earth needs our help. Since 2012, the Skinny has been a member of 1% for the Planet, pledging 1% of revenues from participating locations to environmental non-profits. But, for Earth Day this year, we decided our 1% just wasn’t enough. We think Earth Day should be every day. While we spend all […]

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Apr
15

Ready for 100% Renewable Energy, REV Applauds GMP Vision, Calls for State to Remove Barriers

In advance of Earth Day, Vermont’s largest electric utility, Green Mountain Power announced its commitment to achieve 100% renewable electricity within the next 11 years.  GMP’s announcement follows plans and proposals in dozens of other jurisdictions including Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Massachusetts, California, Iceland, Sweden, Costa Rica, and Scotland to achieve 100% renewable electricity. […]

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Apr
05

Melinda Moulton speaker at CCS Awards Lunch

Champlain Community Services (CCS) holds its Annual Lunch & Awards Presentation on Thursday, April 25th from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton, Burlington. The event features keynote speaker Melinda Moulton, CEO of Main Street Landing Company and the dedication and presentation of four new Community Impact Awards, each honoring a trailblazer in […]

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Apr
03

Chelsea Green Founders Margo and Ian Baldwin Complete the Sale of Their 35-year-old Progressive Indie Press to the Perfect Buyers: Their Employees!

While marking over three decades of publishing books on sustainable living and environmental stewardship and a recent completion of an ESOP buyback, this Vermont-based publisher is now 100% employee-owned and poised to take on the next 35 years. Chelsea Green Publishing, the independent publishing house best-known for its editorial focus on organic food and agriculture, […]

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Apr
02

No profit in cancer prevention

Cancer epidemic benefits corporations at the cost of human health By: Rae Carter Corporations without commitments to social and environmental impact focus on turning a profit and producing products as cheaply as possible. While this sounds reasonable from an economic perspective, human health is the primary cost. Genetics and gene mutations cause cancer, but what […]

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Mar
25

Intervale Center Completes $1 Million Capital Campaign

With the help of almost two hundred generous donors and community support, the Intervale Center is pleased to announce the completion of Celebrate Intervale, a $1 million capital campaign to increase the productivity, accessibility and beauty of the Intervale. The Intervale Center, a food and farming non-profit, manages 340 acres of open space in the […]

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Mar
14

UVM Mentoring Network: Mentors Sharing Their Experience and Expertise

Are you an entrepreneur, bringing your idea to the marketplace? Are you innovating novel solutions to problems that need to be solved? Are you an established entrepreneur that wants to take your idea or service to the next level? Do you have urgent questions that are slowing down your progress? We can help. We have […]

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Mar
12

NEK ENERGY FORUM: Transforming Our Energy Use at the Grass-Roots Level

Learn how you can help your community save energy and money by starting an energy committee! Hear success stories from existing energy committee members, discuss available resources, and talk with your neighbors about what you would like to do in your own community. Agenda   Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 5:00 pm-7:30 pm Northwoods Stewardship Center 154 Leadership Drive East Charleston, Vermont […]

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Mar
07

VBSR Member Launches Free Spring “Cleaning” Challenge for Unhealthy Power Dynamics in Socially Responsible Businesses

You’re invited to participate in Round Sky Solution’s FREE 5 Day Spring “Cleaning” Challenge to explore and transform the power dynamics in your team. Explore collaborative processes that help you to walk the talk. We all want humanizing processes and healthy power flows. However all too often, our socially responsible, cooperatives, and mission driven organizations […]

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Mar
06

New Report Presents Strategies to End Childhood Hunger in Vermont

A new report funded by the National Life Group Foundation, “Evidence-Based Strategies to End Childhood Food Insecurity and Hunger in Vermont,” details what’s working well, gaps and opportunities to address this issue. Published by the Urban Institute, an independent research organization based in Washington, D.C., the report highlights key contributing factors to childhood food insecurity […]

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