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

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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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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