Sterling College Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Launch EcoGather

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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Apr
15

VBSR Champion Member King Arthur Flour extends benefits, launches Goodness Bakes, and sews masks to support community

VBSR Champion Member King Arthur Flour have assembled a portfolio of benefits and policies to help protect the jobs and income of employee-owners. Those include – significantly extending the length of guaranteed paid time off, extending new time off benefits to cover caring for dependents facing health or schedule disruptions, including children whose schools have closed or other […]

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Apr
15

Lake Champlain Chocolates donates chocolate amid COVID-19

An update from Lake Champlain Chocolates: “A highlight for us last week was donating over 150 pounds of chocolate eggs to the UVM Medical Center, Home, Health & Hospice (formerly VNA), Spectrum Youth Center, and Meals on Wheels. We are continuing our operations in a modified way in hopes that we can provide some small moments […]

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Apr
15

VBSR Members Respond to Crisis pt. 2

VBSR members continue to innovate, inspire, collaborate and utilize a community forward ethic of goodwill to respond with resilience in rapidly changing times.  Below are examples of this transformative work. Burton Snowboards is supporting health care workers by donating half a million N95 masks to the state of Vermont, Maine & New Hampshire.   Their first shipment of 200,000 […]

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Apr
15

Concept2 is making protective masks for health care workers

Concept2 is making protective masks for health care workers utilizing it’s supply chain contacts in Asia. They are paying for the mask supplies and plan to give some masks to Copley Hospital in Morrisville and to local first responders and nursing homes before turning the rest over to the state Department of Public Safety.  The company is […]

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