Local Family Business and Community Step up to the Plate to Feed Friends

Local Family Business and Community Step up to the Plate to Feed Friends

In response to the escalating food insecurity being experienced in our community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Burr family, who owns and operates The Woods Lodge, has partnered with CERV, the organization that runs the Northfield food shelf, with the help of generous donations from members of the local community and Northfield […]

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Jun
09

Sterling’s Office of Professional Studies Hires Video, Audio Experts 

  Sterling’s Office of Professional Studies Hires Video, Audio Experts  Building a Team to Enhance Ground-Breaking Online EcoGather Program   CRAFTSBURY COMMON, Vt.––June 9, 2020––Sterling College’s Office of Professional Studies announces the hiring of two audio and video production specialists––Will Casela of Sharon, VT and Dakota LaCroix of Hampton, NY––to expand and enhance the staff […]

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Jun
08

Acorn Energy and CEAC Team Up to Create Climate and Energy Resource Guide

Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op (Acorn Energy) and the Climate Economy Action Center of Addison County (CEAC) are developing an online guide offering free listings to local businesses and organizations doing work related to climate and renewable energy in our region. The guide will be modeled after the successful “Champlain Valley Guide to Food and Farms” and will be entitled “Champlain Valley Climate and […]

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Jun
08

Ben & Jerry’s Foundation announces 2020 Vermont Economic Justice Grant program

The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation is very pleased to announce the opening of our 2020 Vermont Economic Justice Grant program with an allocation of $250,000. Beginning this summer, the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation will offer competitive grants of up to $20,000 to Vermont-based, non-profit organizations working to address the economic, social and environmental impacts of […]

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Jun
04

Baker-Entrepreneur Ren Weiner on Paying It Forward

From Seven Days article on June 2nd: Ren Weiner, aka Miss Weinerz, imagined being a kindergarten teacher in Vermont, with a pottery studio and maybe a side gig as an EMT. As it turned out, Weiner is a baker in Burlington who approaches their work with the creativity and resourcefulness of the kindergarten teacher we all […]

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Jun
04

A Call for Racial Justice (Roxanne Vought, VBSR)

A Statement from VBSR’s Executive Director, Roxanne Vought As our nation mourns the loss of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other Black lives lost needlessly and senselessly, we find ourselves in a moment that demands our attention. To quote Anthea Kelsick, Co-CEO, B Lab U.S. & Canada, “We cannot credibly build an inclusive economic system […]

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Jun
03

Ben & Jerry’s: Silence is NOT an Option

Statement from Ben & Jerry’s:  All of us at Ben & Jerry’s are outraged about the murder of another Black person by Minneapolis police officers last week and the continued violent response by police against protestors. We have to speak out. We have to stand together with the victims of murder, marginalization, and repression because […]

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Jun
02

Talking With New American Youth About Racism

From VPR on June 2nd: Protests around the country against police brutality following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis have often been led by young people, especially young people of color. That was the case at a protest in Burlington on Saturday, where hundreds of people gathered outside the city’s police headquarters. Aden Haji is […]

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Jun
02

Template For Holding Your Employer Accountable For Racial Justice

Official Post from Rachel Cargle: Hello everyone. It has been a long and grueling week but we must continue to show up, we cannot back down and everyone must be an active part of the solution. Attached below you will find a template that will support you in being intentional about holding yourself and other […]

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Jun
02

Scott Asks Vermonters To Confront Racism After A Weekend Of Protests

From VPR on June 2nd: After a weekend of protests against police brutality across the country and in Vermont, Gov. Phil Scott called on residents to confront and dismantle racism in the state. “We can fix this without waiting for a vaccine,” Scott said at a press conference. “It just takes us uniting to make […]

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