Same Storm, Different Boats: The Pandemic's Outsized Impact on Marginalized Communities (Change the Story)

May
20

Same Storm, Different Boats: The Pandemic’s Outsized Impact on Marginalized Communities (Change the Story)

Clockwise from top left: Kismet restaurant in Montpelier will remain closed for the time being; Facemasks made at the Vermont Glove factory for local hospitals; A class at the Heartworks Preschool in Shelburne; Cynthea Hausman at work in her eponymous spa on Burlington’s Church Street; Stephanie Seguino, a University of Vermont economist; Anne Audy was […]

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May
19

Tips for Maintaining a Safe & Healthy Workplaces during COVID-19 (ReArch Company)

By Holly LeClair, Health & Safety Manager, ReArch Company The objective to decrease the spread of COVID-19 is to focus efforts on reducing transmission among employees, maintain healthy business operations, and maintain a healthy work environment. Here are a few Best Practice Tips: Have a specific plan for your workplace-both a written plan that will be revised as […]

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May
18

ECFiber: New Towns, Net for Kids, Finishing Towns, New Officers

Royalton VT, May 14: ECFiber’s governing board voted unanimously to add four towns to its coverage area: Windsor along its southern edge, and Fairlee, West Fairlee, and Corinth along its northern edge. The action came at the annual meeting of the East Central Vermont Telecommunications District, the municipality that delivers world-class broadband as ECFiber. The […]

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May
14

PP&D now has Online Brochures Displays with Visitortips.com

Bill Orleans, president of PP&D Brochure Distribution and longtime member of Businesses for Social Responsibility, is excited to announce they have joined with Visitortips.com and now have ten different region’s brochure displays online. Click here to see. This is a free bonus for PP&D brochure distribution clients! The website allows users to access and download brochures and publications by […]

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May
12

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, VOSHA TO HOLD VIRTUAL TOWN HALL

Montpelier – The Vermont Department of Labor and the Vermont Occupational Safety and Health Administration (VOSHA) will hold a Virtual Town Hall event on Thursday, May 14 at 3:30pm.   THURSDAY, MAY 14 Protecting the Safety and Health of Workers Time: 3:30pm Overview: Details around VOSHA and CDC guidance to protect Vermont workers as workplaces […]

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May
12

Vermont Evaporator Company sews masks for COVID-19 Fundraising Campaign

An update from Vermont Evaporator Company’s CEO, Kate Whelley McCabe: Vermont Evaporator Company has been manufacturing and selling high quality equipment and supplies for the DIY maple syrup maker since 2015. Check us out here! We are a small, family-owned business with big dreams that were more or less coming true! Until COVID-19. The pandemic hit […]

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May
05

Slow Living Summit will be Virtual This Year

BRATTLEBORO, VT – The tenth annual Slow Living Summit has been reimagined as a virtual conference.  Presented by Strolling of the Heifers and Windham Grows, the Summit’s theme is “Take a Bite Out of Climate Change” with live keynote presentations by Bill McKibben, Frances Moore Lappé, Tom Newmark and Sandra Steingraber. “These past few months […]

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May
05

4 Ways VBSR Members are Leading with their Values in the time COVID-19

4 Ways VBSR Members are Leading with their Values in the time COVID-19 Over the last 2 months VBSR members have proven that their commitment to the triple-bottom-line business ethic (People, Planet, Prosperity) laid the foundation for them to swiftly take action in addressing the pandemic and give back to their communities as they navigate […]

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May
01

Retreat Farm Transforms into Free Family Park and Accelerates Plans to Grow Food for the Community

Instead of the familiar farm education program and large community gatherings that Retreat Farm has become known for, the Farm will tackle two essential challenges of the moment — feeding families and connecting them to the land. “This summer, we will use our lands, buildings, and animals to grow food for the community and provide […]

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Press Release: VBSR Supports Essential Employees Hazard Grant Program

May 1, 2020 Media contact: Jordan Giaconia Public Policy Manager 860-304-2251 www.vbsr.org Today Senate lawmakers are poised to act on legislation that would provide hazard pay to at-risk, essential workers, including grocers, pharmacy workers, trash collectors, janitors, child care professionals, assisted living and nursing home caregivers, and others facing increased risk of infection as they […]

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