Talking With New American Youth About Racism

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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Jun
02

SUNCOMMON’S CLIMATE ACTION FILM FESTIVAL RAISED $8800 FOR LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS

Waterbury, VT. — SunCommon hosted their first ‘Climate Action Film Festival’ earlier this year to inspire local climate action among attendees, while raising money for local environmental advocacy organizations. After hosting nearly a dozen local events throughout Vermont and New York’s Hudson Valley, SunCommon is proud to announce that they raised over $8,800 through ticket […]

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May
27

AO Glass creates a locally handblown Vermont Strong Cocktail / Whiskey Glass

Article by VT Digger: AO Glass operates on 416 Pine Street in Burlington Vermont and has been in business since 2007. The glass team is now back in the studio, following all the recommended safety precautions. After a pause in time created by the COVID-19 virus, the creative, skilled, and seasoned team at AO Glass […]

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May
27

NOFA VT Offers Free Seeds to create Resilience Garden for Food Insecure

Through the generous support of High Mowing Organic Seeds, People’s United Bank and the Sustainable Future Fund and Raven Ridge Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation, NOFA-VT is excited to offer a second opportunity to create a Resilience Garden with free seeds. This project aims to reach folks who are food insecure, have lost a job […]

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May
26

Let’s Grow Kids invites VBSR member businesses to join their regional Action Teams

Action Teams are a fantastic way for business leaders to support child care in their communities and connect (now, virtually) with county-wide neighbors – parents, educators, and other employers – who care about Vermont, our youngest children, and our state’s future. Members can register for the action team of their home or business. Each county […]

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RELIEF FUND LAUNCHED TO AID DOWNTOWN MONTPELIER BUSINESSES

Eligible businesses will have access to grants to help offset the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Montpelier, Vt. — The Montpelier Development Corporation (MDC) with one of its partners the Montpelier Foundation (MF) announced today the launch of the Montpelier Economic Need and Distress (MEND) Fund. The MEND Fund was created last week […]

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May
20

The Skinny Pancake to Expand their ShiftMeals Program by Launching Several “Victory Farms” Across Vermont

The Skinny Pancake to extend their ShiftMeals program by launching several “Victory Farms” across Vermont The Skinny Pancake is launching a new initiative called the ShiftMeals GrowTeam in response to Vermont’s increasing food insecurity related to the COVID-19 pandemic. An extension of their ShiftMeals community meals program, ShiftMeals GrowTeam invites unemployed restaurant workers and others […]

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May
20

Gordon’s Window Decor Re-purposing Shade Material to Produce Masks

In our continuing effort to give back to the community that has given us so much, Gordon’s Window Decor has begun re-purposing cellular shade material to produce comfortable masks for personal use (NOT medical grade). Click here to learn more. We’re offering these at minimal cost in an effort to be part of the solution in these uncertain […]

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