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We’re hiring: Membership & Outreach Coordinator

The Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) has an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to serve as our Membership & Outreach Coordinator.

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New carbon pricing proposal: The ESSEX Plan

Recently, a coalition of business, academic, low income and environmental allies — including VNRC — put forward a proposal to dramatically reduce Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions and accelerate the transition to clean, renewable heating and transportation options.

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VNRC statement on draft plan for VW settlement funds

The $18.7 million in VW Mitigation Trust funds present an exciting opportunity for Vermont to move toward a cleaner transportation system. Done right, we can reduce energy and greenhouse gas emissions while also improving public health and strengthening our communities.

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Give today: You can help protect Vermont’s environment & communities

With your support, we can continue to protect, restore, and enhance Vermont’s natural environments and thriving communities. From your town hall to your State House, VNRC works to ensure Vermonter’s concerns and ideas about the environment are heard.

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Growing state leadership from Montpelier to Minneapolis

From Amber Collett, VNRC Communications Director

Every year, state environmental advocates from across the country come together to connect, share resources, and encourage each other’s professional development. The State Environmental Leaders Conference (also called SELP, short for State Environmental Leaders Program – its original name) celebrated its 30th year in November 2018. Johanna Miller, VNRC’s Energy & Climate Program Director, and I were able to attend the conference in Minneapolis, MN and I wanted to share some of the key takeaways with you.

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Norwich: Pollution Pricing & Electrification – 2018 Legislative Preview

The 2018 legislative session is right around the corner, and building momentum for action begins now! Join Energy Independent to learn more about the ESSEX Plan, as well as build your toolkit to be an effective citizen advocate for bold climate action and leadership in the upcoming legislative session and beyond.

Business and community leaders recently launched the ESSEX Plan, a new carbon pricing proposal that would deliver Vermonters the cleanest electricity at the lowest rates in the region. We’re really excited about this Vermont-specific, future-oriented economic development plan (and hey–it’s also effective in cutting carbon pollution!), and hope you’ll join us to learn more about the plan and ways to plug-in to the campaign.

Learn about the co-authors and read the full ESSEX Plan atwww.energyindependentvt.org/Essex

Start Date: December 18 @ 5:30 pm
End Date: December 18 @ 7:00 pm

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Brattleboro: Pollution Pricing & Electrification – 2018 Legislative Preview

(POSTPONED due to inclement weather; stay tuned for new date/venue information!)

The 2018 legislative session is right around the corner, and building momentum for action begins now! Join Energy Independent Vermont, 350Brattleboro and MotherUp! Brattleboro to learn more about the ESSEX Plan, as well as build your toolkit to be an effective citizen advocate for bold climate action and leadership in the upcoming legislative session and beyond.

Business and community leaders recently launched the ESSEX Plan, a new carbon pricing proposal that would deliver Vermonters the cleanest electricity at the lowest rates in the region. We’re really excited about this Vermont-specific, future-oriented economic development plan (and hey–it’s also effective in cutting carbon pollution!), and hope you’ll join us to learn more about the plan and ways to plug-in to the campaign.

Learn about the co-authors and read the full ESSEX Plan atwww.energyindependentvt.org/Essex

**Note: This is a fragrance-free event. To checkout some guidelines on being fragrance-free at The Root, visit their webpage at http://www.therootsjc.org/fragrance-free.html

Start Date: January 3, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
End Date: January 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm

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October 2017

Headlines: VER online and thank you for celebrating Warren King and VNRC; Submit Your Climate Action Comments; Support Vermont’s Backcountry & Recreational Experiences; We’re Putting DEC on Notice: Great Hosmer Pond; Community Planning Toolkit Updated-Strip Development; VCV Update: Children’s Environmental Health Day; VNRC & VCV Seeking a Legislative Intern; Vermont News; Upcoming Events; National News

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September 2017

Headlines: Join Us In Celebrating Good Work – And The People Who Make It Possible; Revitalizing Downtown Bennington; Get Out Your Calendars…; Everyone’s Economic Opportunity In Climate Action; Removing Small Dams to Restore Rivers; The Day-to-Day Actions Of Genuine Leaders; VCV Update: Protecting Vermonters from Toxic Chemicals; Vermont News; Upcoming Events; National News

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August 2017

Headlines: Taking an Interest & Getting Involved; VNRC’s Johanna Miller to Serve on Vermont Climate Action Commission; ACTION – Help Us Protect the LaPlatte River Natural Area; VNRC on VPR Discussing Vermont’s Forest Health; Exit4: Request for Concepts; VCV Update: Protecting Vermont Communities from Toxic Chemicals; Vermont News; Upcoming Events; National News

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July 2017

Headlines: Fond Farewells and Looking Forward; Staying Connected: Connecting People & Nature; VRC Calls on Governor Scott to Step Up on Climate; Exit 4 Milestone: Preservation Trust of Vermont Officially Takes Ownership; VCV Update: Reflecting on Vermont’s Legislative Session and Next Steps; Let Them Flow Wild and Free: #freeVTrivers; Seeking Community Energy & Climate Action Coordinator AmeriCorps Member; Vermont News; Upcoming Events; National News

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June 2017

Headlines: We did it – Exit 4 Land Conserved; Smart Growth Summit a Success; Court Rules in VNRC’s Favor in Morrisville Hydroelectric Project Appeal; VNRC and Northern Forest Center Receive Working Lands Grant; Business, Low income & Environment Groups Ask Gov. Scott for Strong Action on Climate Change; VNRC Staff Provide Important Training for Vermont Attorneys; Welcome to Amber Collett; Vermont News; Upcoming Events

 

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