VBSR News

At VBSR, we believe in the power of sharing insights, achievements and perspectives. Here, we bring you news that not only includes VBSR-generated communications but also exciting news items – and inspiration – shared by our valued members. This space is a dynamic showcase of sustainable business practices, corporate responsibility initiatives and the latest updates from the Vermont business community.

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Explore the latest from VBSR members: Darn Tough Vermont, Casella Waste Systems, Lawson's Finest Liquids, Evernorth, Champlain Housing Trust, Vermont Housing Finance Agency, and more.

Explore the latest from VBSR members: Local Motion, Casella, UVM, Green Lantern Solar, Green Mountain Power, Vermont Electric Cooperative, Hula, Darn Tough Vermont, Vermont Foodbank, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain and more.

Explore the latest from VBSR members: Vermont Arts Council, VSECU/NEFCU, SunCommon, Vermont Professionals of Color Network, EverNorth, Adventure Dinner, Vermont Energy Education Program, Solaflect Energy, and more.

Explore the latest from VBSR members: BCBSVT Mountain Days, CATMA bikeshare, Gardener's Supply Company new location, VEOC conference, and a Vermont marketplace in NYC.

34th Annual VBSR Conference: Photos and Recap – Explore photos and highlights of the sold-out 34th Annual VBSR Conference where participants explored the transformative power of nature and technology, agency, and joy.

Vermont Architect Secures CDFI Funding to Build Sustainable Affordable Housing after Pandemic and 2023 Flood: With support from Flexible Capital Fund, L3C, Up End This built five accessory dwelling units (ADUs) which were purchased by the City of Burlington, VT, as part of the community they built for their unsheltered population. These units were built with cold winters in mind- they are highly insulated and energy efficient.

VBSR business and nonprofit leaders, policymakers, students, and inspired individuals will gather for a full-day event that will include a keynote address by Ferene Paris, six timely sessions, two innovation labs focused on the leading edge of social and environmental impact, and ample opportunities for networking and meeting exhibitors.

Explore the latest from VBSR members: Beta Technologies advances green aviation, Burlington's new park project nears completion, ClimateReadyVT aids small businesses, UVM pushes for forest protection, NOFA-VT advocates in DC and local nominees for the James Beard Awards.

Learn about the four new board members at VBSR and how their unique perspectives will drive social and environmental change in Vermont.

Explore how VBSR members like Up End This and Lawson's Finest Liquids are making strides in affordable housing and sustainability. Learn about their latest projects and partnerships in our March roundup.

The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) announces the selection of the Energy 2024 cohort of the Vermont-based DeltaClimeVT climate economy business accelerator.

Vermont’s Businesses Call for the Passage of Flood Recovery Assistance Program; 200+ Business Signatures Urge Legislators to BACK THE FRAP

Discover how Vermont's Baby Bonds program proposes to invest in the state's children, offering a solid foundation for wealth-building and a brighter, more equitable future.

Leadership from Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR), Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG), Seventh Generation, SunCommon, and more called for bold climate action this legislative session at the State House in Montpelier.

Learn about the collaboration efforts to minimize food waste and support local communities by repurposing surplus farm produce for food shelves and senior meal programs.

Explore the latest strides in sustainability and social responsibility from VBSR members in Vermont. Discover how local businesses and organizations are leading change in January 2024.

Discover Vermont's strategic plan for food security by 2035, developed with input from over 600 Vermonters. Learn about the initiatives for sustainable, equitable access to nutritious food for all.

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) is now accepting applications for the 2024 offerings of its residential summer programs.

Get inspired by the collective efforts of VBSR members in areas like education, organic farming, and social responsibility. From UVM's job fair to advocacy for improved childcare, see how we're making a difference.

Discover how a VBSR member agency is aiding youth with intellectual disabilities and autism in achieving their career goals through strategic partnerships and support services.

High 5 Adventure Learning Center announces Jennifer Ottinger as its new Executive Director, marking a new chapter in leadership and commitment to experiential learning.

VBSR welcomes Jeremy Gerber as its new Membership and Development Manager, bringing a diverse skill set in nonprofit development and digital marketing to the team.

Discover how VBSR members are making strides in sustainability, from unionizing efforts to climate action awards and advancements

Matthew Bushey steps into the role of Managing Principal at TruexCullins Architecture + Interior Design, bringing a fresh vision for sustainable design and innovation.

From Efficiency Vermont’s flood recovery rebates to the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund’s energy initiative, explore how VBSR members are driving positive change and innovation in their communities.

Learn how Salvation Farms is revolutionizing school menus with locally-sourced, surplus crop-based frozen foods, backed by the New England Food Vision Prize for their impactful work.

Explore how VBSR members like King Arthur Baking and Lake Champlain Chocolates are addressing sustainability, workforce challenges and more.

Celebrating Emilie Kornheiser's recognition as VBSR's 2023 Legislator of the Year for her impactful work in supporting socially responsible business and policy in Vermont.

Beginning January 2024, Maclay Architects joins forces with Vermont Integrated Architecture, ushering in a groundbreaking chapter in sustainable design. Explore the future of architecture with VIA Maclay Studio.

Explore lessons from Janice St. Onge's 10 years of impact investing in rural communities by the Flexible Capital Fund, focusing on sustainable food, forestry and climate solutions.

Uncover how VBSR members are driving sustainability forward through innovative projects like solar energy adoption, waste reduction, and supporting local communities.

Explore the latest sustainable business practices and community impacts by VBSR members in Vermont, including renewable energy initiatives, innovative recycling programs and more.

DeltaClimeVT's Climate Economy Accelerator is on the lookout for entrepreneurs with groundbreaking energy innovations. Join our 2024 cohort to drive Vermont's renewable goals forward.

Delight in Vermont's rich agricultural heritage and community values at the 16th Annual Taste of Vermont in D.C., with Senator Bernie Sanders, showcasing more than 30 leading brands.

Engage in VBSR's comprehensive JEDI Spring 2024 Training Series. Enhance your understanding of Unconscious Bias, Microaggressions, Class & Classism, and Power Dynamics with expert facilitators.

Dozens of VBSR CEOs and business leaders gathered in Montpelier on Thursday, March 16, to deliver a decisive call for climate action.

In the wake of challenging SCOTUS decisions, VBSR advocates for Vermont to lead with a values-led approach, emphasizing the impact on public health, human rights and the environment.