Public Service Board Chooses Utilities ; Stalls Climate Action and Renewable Energy Progress

Jul
07

Public Service Board Chooses Utilities ; Stalls Climate Action and Renewable Energy Progress

Renewable Energy Vermont, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Vermont Conservation Votes, Vermont Natural Resources Council, Vermont Public Interest Research Group MONTPELIER, VT – Environmental, climate, and sustainable business groups joined together this week to express grave concern over proposed changes to net metering, the program that allows Vermonters to choose renewable energy.  The diverse organizations are […]

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Jul
05

Red Wagon Plants Hosts Networking Night

Mike Reilly Photo From left, Sas Stewart and Will Flemming of Stonecutter Distillers work at VBSR’s June Get-Together in Hinesburg. Article originally posted on Business Vermont, written by Mike Reilly HINESBURG — Guests were treated to an ideal early summer evening when Red Wagon Plants in Hinesburg hosted a Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) networking […]

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May
26

Advocates Call for Investigation Into Exxon for Misleading the Public on Climate Change

Montpelier, VT – A group of environmentalists and businesses delivered more than 1600 petition signatures to Attorney General Bill Sorrell today encouraging him to build on his work as part of a recently formed coalition of Attorneys General focused on climate issues by joining the nationwide effort to investigate Exxon. Representatives from 350Vermont and Vermont […]

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Vermont Business Group Praises Signing of Ban the Box Bill

New law gives Vermonters with criminal histories a “second chance” at getting a good job Montpelier, VT (May 3, 2016) – A new employment bill signed into law by Gov. Shumlin on Tuesday will help Vermonters with criminal histories rebuild their lives by eliminating a common barrier to employment, according to Vermont Businesses for Social […]

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May
04

“A Bill Defining Independent Contractors Meets A Contentious Demise”

Stowe Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, shown above in 2015, says it was upsetting to see a bill that would have broadened the definition of an independent contractor fold under pressure from labor groups. But members of the business community also voiced concerns. This Article originally appeared on VPR. Find original article can be found here. An […]

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Apr
22

Vermont Business Leaders and Citizens Converge on Montpelier to Call for Action on Climate Change

Montpelier, VT (April 22, 2016) – Executives from some of Vermont’s most iconic brands and companies converged in Montpelier on Earth Day to call on legislators to support a speedy transition to the low carbon economy of the future. New science suggests that the impacts from climate change may come sooner and be more destructive […]

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Vermont Business Leaders Converge on Montpelier to Call for Action on Climate Change

Business Leaders call on Legislators to support rapid transition away from fossil fuels and to the clean energy economy of the future. Montpelier, VT (April 22, 2016) –Executives from some of Vermont’s most iconic brands and companies converged in Montpelier on Earth Day to call on legislators to support a speedy transition to the low […]

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Apr
06

Northshire Bookstore to Host VBSR Networking Get-Together Next Week

Networking and Education Series to Come to Manchester Center. Burlington, VT – What does supporting your neighbor have to do with growing Vermont’s economy? Everything! Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is pleased to announce that Northshire Bookstore is welcoming VBSR members and friends for a special night of networking and education around socially responsible […]

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Mar
09

VBSR Celebrates Signing of Paid Leave Law

Business organization supported bill at the Vermont State House. A new Vermont law extending paid time off benefits to tens of thousands of workers is good for the state’s economy and will result in a healthier and more stable workforce, according to Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR), a statewide business association with more than […]

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Notes from Montpelier: Businesses benefit from paid sick leave

Written by State Rep. Carolyn Partridge , D-Windham. She welcomes emails at cpartridge@leg.state.vt.us. I’d be willing to bet that we have all experienced a situation where a coworker comes to work sick and several days later the entire workplace is down with it. Another common scenario is that a child, despite being ill, is taken […]

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