Category Archives: Climate

Join us! Caring for our Home Grounds–A Commons Conservation Congress for Vermont’s Center-West Ecoregion

Calling all Commoners! Roll up your sleeves and join the conversation~ CARING FOR OUR HOME GROUNDS A Commons Conservation Congress for Vermont’s Center-West Ecoregion Saturday, November 2, 8:30am – 1:00pm Mount Abraham Union High School, Bristol, VT Suggested donation $15, includes t-shirt and lunch Register via Eventbrite We’re in a time of climate crisis. The natural communities we live in […]

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VT Interfaith Power & Light newsletter – October 2019

Green Mountains, Blue Water Earth Care News October 2019 In this newsletter: VTIPL’s Annual Conference Happening Soon – Register Now! Address Correction – Please Note VTIPL Appreciates Congregational Sponsors of Our Conference! VTIPL Seeks a Coordinator Pledge to be a Faith Climate Voter Vermont Climate Change Policy Priorities Sierra Club/Action Circles Advocacy Training George Lakey […]

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You’re invited! Net Zero Building Tour on 10/17

You’re invited! Net Zero Building Tour: SunCommon Headquarters Thursday, October 17 starting at 5:30pm | Waterbury, VT Please join the Vermont Green Building Network for our autumn net zero building tour of SunCommon Headquarters, recipient of the 2017 Vermont’s Greener Building Award, Net Zero Award and People’s Choice Award. This net positive office and warehouse building […]

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Vermont Research Newsletter: Wal-Mart, women legislators, new spider spotted and more

Short constitutions equal more trust Vermont has the shortest constitution of any state, at 1,433 words. A recent article finds that trust in the government correlates to constitution length, with higher levels of trust associated with shorter constitutions. The study also finds that there is a relationship between social capital and constitution endurance, the amount of time […]

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Join Us in Mobilizing Climate Action for Health! 🌎 Sept. 23

Monday, September 23, 7:30–9:00pm @ The Silver Maple Ballroom, UVM Davis Center All Welcome — Free to Attend RESERVE YOUR SEAT As people gather for the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, get inspired and motivated locally by stories of successful action against climate change and for human health. Panelists will share stories of how they’re fighting to protect human […]

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VT Interfaith Power & Light newsletter – September 2019

Green Mountains, Blue Water Earth Care News September 2019 In this newsletter: Registration for VTIPL’s Annual Conference Now Open! Congregational Sponsors of VTIPL’s Conference VTIPL’s Coordinator Retiring at End of Year Celebrate Sacred Waters at Shelburne Bay Park Sept. 7 Vision for Vermont Summit: Sept. 14, Bread Loaf Campus, Ripton Two Vermont Events during National […]

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AASHE’s 2019 Sustainable Campus Index

I’m excited to share that AASHE has released the 2019 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI), a publication that recognizes top-performing colleges and universities in 17 sustainability impact areas and overall by institution type, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). The report also highlights innovative and high-impact initiatives from institutions that submitted STARS reports […]

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VCWA Speaker Series on the Future of Climate Change – 9/4

The Green New Deal Economic Implication on US-Germany Relations Do you ever think about how the environment will impact future generations and the economy for years to come? Join the VCWA for a Speaker Series with Dr. Claudia Kemfert Dr. Kemfert is a German expert on the nexus of economics, energy, and the environment with […]

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City of Burlington – Potential Carbon Offset project

Carbon Offsets: Over the past few years, the Parks Trees Team has found ways to nearly double the number of trees planted in Burlington annually to help strengthen the local urban forest. City trees provide tremendous benefits – absorbing carbon, making neighborhoods more beautiful and inviting, helping manage stormwater runoff, and countering heat-island effects in […]

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