In collaboration with Vermont Partnership for Fairness & Diversity, The Alchemist has released an Action Plan to dismantle systemic racism in their community and beyond.

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In collaboration with Vermont Partnership for Fairness & Diversity, The Alchemist has released an Action Plan to dismantle systemic racism in their community and beyond.

The Alchemist brewery, based in Waterbury and Stowe, Vermont, has made public an Action Plan to help dismantle systemic racism in their community and beyond. Jen and John Kimmich, co-owners of the world renowned craft brewery, have acknowledged the part that businesses have historically played in upholding and enabling systems of institutional racism. The Alchemist team “has made a […]

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Jul
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STERLING COLLEGE FARM CREATES FOOD HUB TO HELP SMALL GROWERS AND REDUCE FOOD INSECURITY

CRAFTSBURY COMMON, Vt.––July 1, 2020––Throughout the pandemic, the Rian Fried Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems at Sterling College––home to the campus farm––, has been busy, growing and expanding its Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program while observing COVID-specific health and safety procedures. But of all the adaptations implemented during this unprecedented time, “perhaps the […]

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Jul
01

Ice Cream that Gives Back! Lake Champlain Chocolates & Vermont Creamery create Benefit Batch 2020

Burlington, VT –  Certified B Corporations Lake Champlain Chocolates (LCC) and Vermont Creamery have teamed up to create a limited-edition Benefit Batch of ice cream to support the Vermont Foodbank.  Maple Crème Fraiche and Chocolate Crème Fraiche will be available only on July 3rd, with 100% of the proceeds going to the VT Foodbank. During this time of […]

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Jun
29

CEOs, Speaking Out on Racial Justice is Expected from You! (Frank Sadowski)

Once upon a time, we may have fooled ourselves into believing that business leaders just needed to pay attention to their businesses and let others focus on the social issues of the day. If that ever was true, it is crucial for you and your business to know that time is long gone. Today, the […]

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Jun
25

Vermont Senate Votes to Approve Critical Climate Bill

A coalition of business and environmental organizations released the following statement today after the Vermont Senate overwhelmingly voted to approve the Global Warming Solutions Act. The groups commend President Pro Tem Tim Ashe, Majority Leader Becca Balint, Chairman Senator Bray, members of the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee, and the Climate Solutions Caucus for […]

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Jun
23

Lend Your Voice to Vermont/National Commute Survey

From CATMA, CCRPC and VTrans:  The commutes of many Vermonters have changed significantly due to COVID-19, with many shifting to telecommuting. Now that workplaces are starting to open back up, transportation planners in Vermont are interested in understanding the potential changes in work travel. Transportation partners across Vermont invite you to provide feedback on how […]

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Jun
22

NOFA-VT: Where we’re going, and how to get there

An update from NOFA-Vermont:   Both the pandemic and the Movement for Black Lives are asking that we get to work in through bold, collaborative efforts towards a healed future. We have the opportunity to emerge stronger, and to deepen our commitment to equity and justice. In order to move with intention and purpose through […]

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Sterling College Announces Living & Learning Pods  for the Fall Semester

Reopening with health and quality of education in mind CRAFTSBURY COMMON, VT,  June 16, 2020—Sterling College is embracing the attributes that make it unique—small enrollment, rural location, field programs, and professional studies opportunities—and welcoming students back to campus for the Fall Semester under a creative, multifaceted plan that values both the health and welfare of […]

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Jun
17

Cannabis Businesses Start Fundraising Campaign For Social Justice

Local companies give back to communities impacted by racist drug war. BURLINGTON, Vermont – Conscious of the need to take responsibility for addressing hundreds of years of racial injustice, and recognizing the many links between cannabis prohibition, direct repression of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), and institutionalized racism in this country, four Vermont cannabis […]

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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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