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Diverse Coalition Calls on Legislature for Clean Water Funding

VNRC, conservation leaders, agriculture representatives, mayors, and business leaders called on the Legislature for short and long-term funding for clean water.

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Join Statement: VNRC and VCV on Environmental Legislation Moving Forward at State House

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March 17, 2017

Join Statement from Vermont Natural Resources Council and Vermont Conservation Voters on Environmental Legislation Moving Forward at the State House

A number of Environmental Common Agenda priorities are moving forward at the Legislature, advancing safeguards for our waterways, forests, and protections from toxic chemical exposure. (more…)

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Sustainable Communities

We’re Hiring: Director of Communications

The Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) has an exciting opportunity for an outgoing person who wants to have a significant impact on the future of Vermont. We are looking for a motivated individual with a minimum of 5+ years of experience in communications and marketing to serve as Director of Communications.

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Lawmakers Respond to PFOA Contamination by Working to Better Safeguard Public from Toxic Chemical Exposure

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February 23, 2017

Lawmakers Respond to PFOA Contamination by Working to Better Safeguard Public from Toxic Chemical Exposure

On the one-year anniversary of the discovery of PFOA contamination in private drinking water supplies in Bennington, lawmakers are working to improve toxic pollution protections for Vermonters

One year ago this week, the toxic chemical PFOA was discovered in private wells in Bennington and North Bennington, Vermont. Since then, PFOA has been found at a number of other sites across Vermont. Testing of Bennington residents exposed to drinking water polluted with PFOA has revealed some people have high levels of the chemical in their blood.

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Time to Pass Common Sense Dam Safety Legislation in Vermont

Co-Authored by Heather Furman and Brian Shupe,

State Director of The Nature Conservancy and Executive Director of Vermont Natural Resources Council

Last week, against the backdrop of nearly 200,000 Californians being evacuated due to the potential catastrophic failure of Oroville Dam, Vermont lawmakers heard testimony from various stakeholders about the need to pass H.92, a bill which would require the registration and inspection of all Vermont dams. Yes, in a state with at least 1,000 dams, many of which are vestiges from the industrial era, we don’t know where all the dams are located, who owns them or if and when they might to fail.

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2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Join us at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, co-hosted with Patagonia Burlington.

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Start Date: April 13 @ 5:30 pm
End Date: April 13 @ 9:00 pm

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People’s Climate March

As a perk of being a member of VNRC, you’re invited to have a seat on our bus to Washington, D.C. for the People’s Climate March! Earlier this year we successfully made the trek to our nation’s capitol, taking over 50 feminists to the Women’s March. On April 29th, we’ll make a similar statement for the climate.
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Start Date: April 29 @ 12:00 am
End Date: April 29 @ 11:59 pm

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WomensMarch

January 2017

Headlines: VNRC Working with legislators to address gaps in toxic chemical safeguards, Women’s march on Washington, Funding Cleanup of Vermont’s Waterways, McCarthy to talk implications of New Vistas Development, McCarthy weighsin on small-box development after Jericho zoning vote, VNRC and Sierra Club talk environmental priorities under Gov. Scott, Gov. Scott affirms commitment to clean energy transition, VCV release 2017 Environmental Common Agenda, Grants available for watershed resilience work, celebrate Vermont’s public places, what Greenland’s past and present tell us about the Earth’s future, Seward Weber lecture, Clean Water Day, VHCC advocacy day, new report shows energy efficiency supporting millions of U.S. jobs, Trump voters care about climate, clean air and water.

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January 2017

2017 Legislative Preview

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Forests & Wildlife

December 2016

Headlines: VNRC Welcomes New Member to the Team, VECAN Conference Recap and Resources, Vermont Utilities to Reduce Fossil Fuel Use, Increase Energy Innovation, Addressing Small Box Sprawl, VNRC Joins Climate Economy Gorup, Federal Ethanol Mandate Destroys Wildlife Habitat, Impacts Climate, Vermont College Joins Carbon Neutrality Effort, Leriche: Housing Solutions Not So Simple, VNRC Board Member’s Maple Goes Interstellar.

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Canfield-Fisher Natural Area

November 2016

Headlines: VCV Recaps Vermont Elections, What it Means for the Environment; Charting Vermont’s Energy Future at the Regional Level; Required Agricultural Practices Adopted; Working Group Expands Toxic Pollution Safeguards; Wetland Rules to be Updated; VECAN Conference.

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October 2016

Headlines: VNRC, VTTU Fight to Ensure Morrisville Hydro Project Protects Water Quality, Fish Habitat and Recreation, VNRC, PTV Support Efforts to Block Proposed NewVista Development, Burlington Town Center Redevelopment Supports Smart Growth, Button Up Vermont Day November 12th, VCV Releases Endorsements, Interactive Scorecard, Act 174 Public Comments, South Burlington Landfill to Go Solar, Defunct Dams Still Damage Rivers, Staying Connected Initiative Receives Bi-National Support, Nations Reach Landmark Deal to Reduce Powerful Greenhouse Gas, Canada Announces Plans for a National Carbon Pollution Tax, Conservation Done the Vermont Way!, Racing Extinction at Vermont International Film Festival, Save the Date: VECAN Annual Conference on December 3rd.

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