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Sep
06

Renewable Energy Vermont Conference & Expo: Renewables for All

For more than a decade, the Renewable Energy Vermont Conference has been the leading event for the renewable energy sectors in Northern New England. Organized by the non-profit trade association, Renewable Energy Vermont, this annual forum brings together business leaders, system operators, architects, builders, manufacturers, engineers, scientists, policy makers, and regulators. Additionally, you can earn American […]

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Aug
07

Everyone’s Economic Opportunity In Climate Action

Learn More or RSVP here Everyone’s Economic Opportunity In Climate Action A community discussion about growing jobs by fighting climate change. Co-hosted by Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and the Vermont Natural Resources Council When: 9/12 @ 6pm-8pm Where: 118 Elliot St, Brattleboro, VT Free and open to the public Coffee provided by Mocha Joe’s How […]

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Aug
03

Everyone’s Economic Opportunity In Climate Action

Everyone’s Economic Opportunity In Climate Action A community discussion about growing jobs by fighting climate change. Co-hosted by Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility and the Vermont Natural Resources Council When: 8/24 @ 5:30pm-7:30pm Where: Montshire Museum, Norwich, VT Free and open to the public How do we turn the challenge of climate change into economic […]

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Jul
31

SustyBiz 17: Advancing Sustainability in the Trump Era

Government often makes bad decisions about climate, infrastructure, health care, taxes, regulations and other priorities because a few unsustainable mega-influencers insist that’s “what business wants.” Responsible business leaders know better. At SustyBiz17, on October 22-24 in Washington, D.C., you’ll get the tools to tell your representatives what your business really wants from government to create […]

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Jul
20

Kids Out Loud!

This fall, 1,000 advocates will join local musicians on Burlington’s Church Street Marketplace for a peaceful walk, flash mob and concert performance of our new anthem for kids as a show of support for a strong start for all Vermont children—our future leaders, teachers, thinkers and innovators! The event features a meet-up with music at […]

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Jul
17

Green Drinks with 1% for the Planet

Green Drinks provides a platform to a different socially conscious organization each month while providing attendees local craft beer from local sponsors. 1% for the Planet is the July nonprofit organization! Come throw back a pint and learn more about our global movement dedicated to accelerating smart environmental giving. Whether you’re an interested individual, a leader […]

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Jul
17

Socially Responsible Business Advocacy 101

The voice of socially responsible businesses in public debates is now more important than ever. But how does a company effectively advocate at the local, state, or federal level? Our panel of experts will reveal the varying roles that businesses can play in shaping legislative debates and how to build strong relationships with your elected […]

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Jul
17

Investing in a Clean Water Economy

Vermont’s reputation as a green state is threatened with continuing news of dangerous lake algae blooms, sewer overflows into our rivers, and toxic run-off from poorly planned development and agriculture. Cleaning up our vital lakes and rivers is not a burden – this is an opportunity for Vermont to invest in a clean water economy […]

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Jul
17

The Third Plumber: Hiring Independent Contractors and Creating a Portable Benefit Economy

Misclassification is a major problem in our economy – it hurts workers, businesses that are following the rules, and the sustainability of state programs. At the same time, new business models are challenging the traditional employment system as more Vermonters work as independent contractors. How can Vermont balance the need for a fair and equitable […]

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Jul
17

Work Without Poverty: Fighting Income Inequality with Good Jobs

The growing gap between the rich and the poor has disastrous consequences for our economy and communities. Can Vermont be a leader in encouraging the creation and development of jobs that have strong benefits and pay a living wage? What role does a higher minimum wage and enhanced family policies play in rebuilding the middle […]

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