Category Archives: Taking Action

Winter 2019 Newsletter from Vermont Ibutwa Initiative

Of particular interest are the “Action Steps to a Better World for the Women and Families Ibutwa Supports” – 3 things you can do! “If you would like to extend your support of Ibutwa and the clients we serve to a broader “big picture” level, here are three things you can do: Help us educate […]

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The “Story Of Plastic” A Mini Documentary

Are you ready for the next chapter in The Story of Plastic? With the release of the full film just around the corner, we’re excited to share our latest mini-documentary with you today. Neighborhoods in Manila, Philippines have a bold new solution to plastic pollution. Check out how this decentralized model works and how it’s holding companies […]

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Fletcher Free Library News in January

 WELCOME NEW LIBRARY STAFF!  Kate Belluche is a former elementary school teacher and environmental educator.  When Kate isn’t matching kids with books, creating fun displays and activities, and developing and promoting exciting new library programs, she can be found wrangling her own teen boys and two fur babies, cooking, dreaming of unicorns and planning adventures. Maxamed […]

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Application for Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy 2019 Now Open

9th Annual Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy // uicsise.com In partnership with Argonne National Laboratory; Clean Energy Trust; Institute for Sustainability & Energy at Northwestern (Northwestern University); Loyola University; UI LABS; University of Chicago; Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (Illinois Institute of Technology) About SISE The Summer Institute on Sustainability and Energy (SISE) is a two-week “boot camp” […]

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News & Events from the Peace & Justice Center

The PJC works within Vermont but we can impact Yemen, Iran, Palestine, and more. Click here for quarterly Peace & Justice Newsletter. In This Issue Abolish Ice Legal Fees Keep Families Together Fundraiser Voices from Palestine From the blog: Medea Benjamin PJC Internships The Greatest Silence: Rape in Congo Community Calendar Action Highlight: Yemen & Saudi […]

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It’s time to take on the beverage industry

Plastic bottles are a major source of plastic pollution but they don’t need to!  Tell Coca-Cola, PepsiCo & Nestlé: stop blocking container deposits! TAKE ACTION! We pulled off something extraordinary last month. Together with our #breakfreefromplastic movement allies, we mobilized 10,000 people to pick up 187,000 pieces of plastic pollution and then record and report the brands […]

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Peace & Justice Center news & upcoming events

Our Annual Meeting is next Sunday. See details below. Click here for quarterly Peace & Justice Newsletter. In This Issue Upcoming PJC Events Voices from Palestine Flynn Vouchers Abolish Ice Banner Drop From the Blog: Sexism, Intersectionality, and Action Community Calendar Action Highlight: Avoid Unethical Chocolate PJC Educational Programs & Events People of Color in VT […]

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I Bike I Vote: Early Voting

Graphic courtesy of the National Conference of State Legislators.  Hello Citizen Cyclists, Last week I wrote about the benefit of having a voting plan. Determining where, when, and how you are going to vote ahead of time leads to voting success! Many of you wrote last week to remind me to suggest early, absentee, and […]

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Congressional Education Day – Nov. 12-13

Empowering diverse voices to set the climate agenda for the next Congress! On November 12-13, Citizens Climate Lobby and Citizens Climate Education will further educate ourselves and then our 535 Members of Congress on the need to pass bipartisan climate legislation in general, and 100% revenue-neutral, border-corrected carbon fee and dividend in particular. Just one […]

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