Category Archives: Taking Action

Biking IN winter…with prizes!

Don’t just ride out winter, ride IN winter!  In partnership with Local Motion, CATMA, UVM, the Clean Cities Coalition and Go! VT (whew!) we are challenging Vermonters to head outside for a bike ride, a roll, or a stroll to collectively record 1,000 active transportation trips between January 31 and February 11, learn some things […]

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UNH Sustainability Fellowship Opportunities for the summer (Burlington-based project too)

Take your college experience to the next level with an impactful fellowship! The Search is ON for summer 2022 Sustainability Fellows and fall 2022 Semester in the City Fellows.  UNH’s Changemaker Collaborative offers high-impact opportunities to students to engage the tools of business, public policy, science, and activism as a force for good to help address some […]

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UNA Today: The Impact of Your Advocacy

The Impact of Your Advocacy Have you ever wondered what happens after you send a message to your elected officials? Or maybe you’ve wondered whether the phone call you made or the letter you signed onto had an impact.We’re here to tell you that it did. It does. Your advocacy makes a difference.From sending messages to […]

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2022 Compost Changes

As of January 2022, only food scraps and a few select items* are accepted in compost bins around campus and the community. Due to high rates of contamination, the Chittenden Solid Waste District and other waste haulers are no longer accepting formerly ‘compostable’ cups and containers.  As CSWD notes, “These products pose many problems for […]

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Great conference leads into carbon price push

CCL Newsletter, November 2021Table of Contents:CCL’s fall conference a successTake action this weekMedia: Republicans tout solutionsSupporting CCL on Giving TuesdayUpcoming trainingsThis week on the CCL blog With carbon pricing still in play, volunteers gather for CCL’s fall conferenceWith carbon pricing still under consideration in the Senate version of the Build Back Better Act, Citizens’ Climate […]

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Do Your Halloween Dollars Do More?

Inza Sanogo is a cocoa producer and certified trainer at COOP-CA-REFSI in the Koffikro village of Côte d’Ivoire. “Before, our parents worked in the cocoa fields and did the best they could. Now that we’re fair trade certified, we have new infrastructure for the village, as well as trainings to continue improving our skills.” As […]

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News and opportunities for action from the Citizen’s Climate Lobby

Amid major carbon price buzz, register for CCL’s November conference  The prospects for passing a carbon price this year continue to grow, thanks in large part to the advocacy of CCL volunteers. A major story appeared in the New York Times on Friday, where Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, “confirmed that […]

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Inviting Vermont College Students: Community Forums on Climate Change and Its Impact Among Low- and Moderate Income Vermonters – Oct. 5

As the state of Vermont is working to draft its Climate Action Plan, I am working with Vermont CAP Agencies to engage and empower low- and moderate- income Vermonters on the issue of climate change. I am sending this email in this capacity, seeking your help to reach out to college students who are interested […]

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Your voice needed to shape VT’s Climate Action Plan!

Lake Champlain’s Health is Affected by Climate ChangeAttend an upcoming meeting to help shape the Vermont Climate Action Plan. September 20, 2021The state of Vermont is developing its Climate Action Plan and drafters need your input to produce a forward-thinking guidance document that addresses the climate emergency. Seven events to gain public comments will be held throughout […]

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Vermont Youth Launch into Climate Justice – Sept. 25

I am reaching out to invite you to The Youth Launch into Climate Justice event on September 25th from 11:00am- 2:00pm at the VT State House. The Youth Launch into Climate Justice will match young people with the resources and connections we need to make a difference in the state and the world. The event will […]

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