Slow Living Summit will be Virtual This Year

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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Sterling College Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Launch EcoGather

This first-of-its-kind, online tool will connect local communities focused on ecological thinking and action.   CRAFTSBURY COMMON, VT,  April 28, 2020—Just as the world confronts the coronavirus pandemic and economic pandemonium, and the American educational system struggles to transition to meaningful online education, Sterling College is poised to confront all three challenges simultaneously with the […]

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Apr
28

ANCOR names Judy Ververs of CCS Vermont DSP of the Year

VBSR member Champlain Community Services (CCS) is honored and proud to announce that ANCOR, the American Network of Community Options and Resources, has named our own Judy Ververs the Vermont Direct Support Professional (DSP) of the Year. We congratulate her on this well-deserved award. In announcing Judy’s award, ANCOR said: “Judy learned one of the young men she supports was […]

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Apr
27

City Market accepting applications for Co-op Seedling Grants

Are you or anyone you know part of a non-profit that is working on a project that fits that description? If so, we’re still accepting applications for our Co-op Seedling Grants through Friday, June 26 at 5pm! We’re also accepting applications for our 2020 Member Grants Committee. This committee is responsible for reviewing and recommending […]

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Apr
24

Op-ed: A touch of environmental optimism amidst COVID-19

Opinion Editorial by Marina M. McCoy As many people go without jobs, not being able to make ends meet, wondering what the future may hold; talking about the health of the environment may not seem relevant when you are trying to get food on the table.  Which has people wondering, is climate change linked to […]

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Apr
23

Chippers: “We Stand Together with Our Communities”

An update from VBSR Member Chippers: We Are Open to serve our clients in New Hampshire and Vermont during this crisis. However, we certainly recognize that this is not and cannot be business as usual. It’s hard to believe how much the world has changed in a very short time, and yet here we are. Our […]

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Apr
21

Official New Chapter Statement: COVID-19

The Coronavirus disease outbreak (COVID-19) has been declared a global pandemic and it’s a stressful time right now. As a company devoted to delivering the wisdom of nature to everyone on their self-care journey, New Chapter sends our consumers, retailers, and all those affected by this disease a sincere dose of love, hope, and compassion. […]

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