Rooted in Vermont: Uniting all Vermonters around Local Food

Jul
05

Rooted in Vermont: Uniting all Vermonters around Local Food

The Rooted in Vermont grassroots movement celebrates how all Vermonters acquire and enjoy local food and intends to increase consumer demand so more Vermont food can be available and accessible where most Vermonters shop Montpelier, VT – Vermonters were farming, gardening, fishing, and hunting long before there were craft beers and gourmet burgers. Traditions like […]

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VBSR to Honor Beth Sachs with Lifetime Achievement Award

 Organization will also Award Benjamin Adler, Milk Money, SunCommon on September 14th Burlington, VT – Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is proud to announce the awardees of the 2017 VBSR Awards, which will be given out at the organization’s 16th Annual Awards Ceremony and Dinner on September 14 at Basin Harbor in Vergennes. This […]

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New Program Takes Benefits Approach to Climate Action

Socially responsible employers and their like-minded employees can act together to help save the planet. Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) has recently launched a new HR benefits program – Sustainability Benefits – that gathers data about employees’ carbon footprints, and helps employers design and administer a program to help encourage action. The program is based […]

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DRM Adopts Paid Parental Leave Policy

New parents to receive up to 12 weeks of paid leave. (Burlington, Vt.)  The northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC has adopted a new policy that awards up to 12 weeks of paid leave to new parents. The policy was approved by directors in March and announced by Deputy Managing Partner Peter […]

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Jun
23

Rock Art Brewery Toasts Vermont’s First Solar-Powered Beer

SunCommon helps brewery fully offset electricity with solar   SunCommon of Waterbury has helped Rock Art Brewery of Morrisville become the first Vermont brewery to fully offset its power needs with a 200-panel rooftop solar array. Rock Art Brewery unveils Vermont’s first solar-powered beer, Sun Rocked IPA, as a toast to the 20-year-old brewery reaching […]

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Jun
21

Norwich Solar Technologies and Upper Valley Aquatic Center’s Solar Project Is Up and Running

White River Junction– June 7, 2017– Upper Valley Aquatic Center (UVAC) and Norwich Solar Technologies (NST) have completed the commissioning of a 500-kilowatt solar project just down the road in Hartford, for the benefit of UVAC and its members and guests. The system was turned on May 23rd and is now producing power. We are […]

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Jun
20

New program for trainers, facilitators, and consultants

Marlboro College Center for New Leadership announces the new Training, Facilitation and Consulting Certificate Program, which will kick off in October. This six-month professional development program is designed for anyone who provides training, facilitates and manages teams, or works with groups in any way, either as an employee or an independent consultant. Participants receive five […]

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Jun
20

City Market Selects Artists for South End Co-op

Two Co-op Member artists selected for storefront murals Burlington, VT – Last summer, City Market issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for three murals on the exterior of the new South End store, set to break ground in late fall 2017 at 207 Flynn Avenue, Burlington. The murals are meant to continue the theme of […]

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Jun
20

BURLINGTON’S ESC4PE ROOM GAME OFFERS VBSR MEMBERS 50% OFF!

BURLINGTON, VT – Esc4pe is a local independent business that opened 1 year ago on June 15th, 2017 to bring the escape room phenomena to Burlington. Interactive, entertaining and immersive, escape rooms challenge groups to complete a mission by solving a series of physical and mental puzzles in just 60 minutes. During their first year […]

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Jun
20

VT Clean Energy Report Signals Opportunities for Job Growth

The 4th annual Vermont Clean Energy Industry Report (VCEIR) released today by the Department of Public Service underscores the importance of Vermont’s climate economy as a “promising source of economic growth and employment opportunity.” Overall, the clean energy sector saw a 7.7 percent increase in employment over the last year and a 29 percent increase […]

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