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VNRC is Hiring a Part-Time Office Associate

The Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC), a non-profit environmental advocacy organization founded in 1963, is seeking a Part-Time Office Associate to join our team in Montpelier.


One Year After Creation of Climate Commission, We Expect Governor to Act

One year after the creation of the Climate Action Commission, VNRC and allies call for Governor Phil Scott to take action on July 31, when the Commission delivers its recommendations on meeting Vermont’s ambitious clean energy and climate goals.


Johanna Miller Appointed to Vermont System Planning Committee (VSPC)

This week the Vermont Public Utility Commission (“PUC”) made appointments to four of the five public seats on the Vermont System Planning Committee (VSPC). Included among the eight new members is Johanna Miller, VNRC’s Energy & Climate Action Program Director.


Vermont’s Updated Health Advisory for Drinking Water is Just the Beginning

VNRC, VCV, and fellow advocates issued a statement after Vermont’s announcement this week that the state’s health advisory for drinking water will now include test results for three additional PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals.


VNRC is Seeking an AmeriCorps Community Energy Coordinator!

VNRC job alert: We have an opening for an AmeriCorps Member looking for a meaningful opportunity to collaborate with diverse stakeholders and local leaders to help Vermont transition to a clean energy future. Does this sound like you or someone you know?


Broke: Film Screening & Discussion

VNRC is pleased to present BROKE, an award-winning 56-minute documentary about the Refugio Oil Spill on the coast of Santa Barbara and the aftermath of this environmental catastrophe.

Every two and a half days in the US, a significant oil spill fouls the environment. BROKE documents what happened when a buried oil pipeline on California’s scenic Gaviota Coast broke in May 2015. Director Gail Osherenko, a former Vermont resident and academic, was on the scene of the oil spill from day one, and followed the story over 2 years. In the film, she puts current realities in context by looking back at another Santa Barbara oil spill, in 1969, that helped launch the environmental movement, the EPA, and clean air and water laws.

Tickets are by donation. Please RVSP here if you’re planning to attend.

Start Date: August 27 @ 6:30 am
End Date: August 27 @ 8:30 pm

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People around tables at Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

A review of our year in environmental advocacy, a chance for members to vote on new board members, and the presentation of this year’s Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership to Paul Costello, Executive Director of the Vermont Council on Rural Development.  Enjoy light dinner and cash bar.  RSVP to Colin Keegan at ckeegan@vnrc.org or by calling (802) 223-2328 x119.

Start Date: September 20 @ 5:30 pm
End Date: September 20 @ 8:30 pm

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August 2018

Headlines: Not Too Late to Participate in Act 250 Public Forums, Climate Commission Delivers Recommendations, Apply for a Small Grant for Smart Growth!, Film Screening of Broke: The Santa Barbara Pipeline Oil Spill of 2015, Save the Date: VNRC’s Annual Meeting, VNRC is Hiring a Part-Time Office Associate, and more.

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July 2018

Headlines: Act 250 Public Forums Across Vermont, Developer Pulls Plug on NewVistas, VNRC Secures Dam Removal Funding, VNRC Receives 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator, Bernie Sanders is a Believer in VECAN’s Town Energy Committees, News from Button Up Vermont, Energy Action Network Releases Annual Report, Vermont Performs Nicely on AARP’s Livability Index, New EPA Report Reveals Increased PFAS Danger, Save the Date: VNRC Annual Meeting, VNRC is Hiring!

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June 2018

Headlines: End of Session Wrap Up: Where Are We Now?, Experts Convene for Act 250 Conference at Vermont Law School, VNRC Collaborates on Amicus Brief in Support of Contamination Victims, Kate McCarthy Selected for VHCB Leadership Project, Brian Shupe: Governor Fails at Protecting the Vulnerable, Farewell Hannah Huber, Vermont News, We’re Hiring a Community Organizer, and more

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May 2018

Headlines: Announcing First-Ever Winners of the Small Grants for Smart Growth program, Successful Town Energy Committee Annual Lobby Day, Vermont House Upholds Governor Scott’s Veto of Toxics Bill, VNRC Boosts Local Engagement on Act 171 with Webinar Series, VNRC Welcomes Communications Director Stephanie Gomory, Vermont News, Upcoming Events, National News.

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December 2017

Headlines: Thank you for your support in 2017 and beyond, Remembering John Ewing, We’re hiring: Membership & Outreach Coordinator, 10th annual VECAN conference a success, Investing in local economies & strong communities, VNRC joins partners to submit comments to VOREC, VNRC continues to advocate for clean water, greater protections, Growing state leadership from Montpelier to Minneapolis, VCV update: They protect us, let’s return the favor, Vermont News, Upcoming Events, National News.

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