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Apply to Become Vermont Conservation Voters Political Outreach Associate!

The Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV), in partnership with 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.

Learn more and apply by clicking here!

Brian Shupe: Setting the Record Straight on Act 250

VNRC Executive Director Brian Shupe clears up misconceptions on Act 250.


Vermont Senate Passes Groundbreaking Bill to Help Vermonters Harmed By Toxic Pollution

Montpelier, VT – Today, the Vermont Senate passed a bill (S.37) that helps Vermonters who have been harmed by toxic chemical contamination and face increased medical expenses, reduced property value, and other harms as a result of chemical contamination.  Last year, the Senate passed a similar bill and part of the bill was passed by the House but then vetoed by Governor Phil Scott.


Kate McCarthy: Continuing the State’s Working Lands Legacy

VNRC’s Director of Sustainable Communities, Kate McCarthy, discusses her support of the Working Lands Enterprise Fund.


Now accepting nominations for the 2019 Arthur Gibb Award

In honor of Vermont legislator Arthur Gibb, who dedicated much of his life to public service to ensure that Vermont is a better place for future generations, VNRC is accepting nominations for the 2019 Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership.


Ticket: April 4th, 2019 at Main Street Landing, Burlington

11th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Doors open at 5:30 PM | Films start at 6:30 PM

Main Street Landing, 60 Lake St, Burlington, VT 05401

 ***Get your tickets here!***

This year’s festival is focused on what we’re leaving to future generations, with films on climate change, the fight to clean up toxics, and what it takes to preserve and restore the health of our world’s ecosystems. We’re thrilled to have Patagonia Burlington as a co-sponsor for the 7th year in a row!

The evening will include our annual Silent Auction, featuring a season pass to Bolton Valley, a one-year membership to Shelburne Farms, beautifully hand-carved cutting boards, and more!

Zero Gravity Craft Brewery and Halyard Brewing Co. will be pouring cold brews. Guayaki Yerba Mate, Lake Champlain Chocolates, and locally sourced food from the Burlington School Food Project will be available for purchase. All proceeds from ticket sales, drink sales, and the silent auction will be going to support VNRC. The Skinny Pancake will be hosting an After Party immediately after the festival.

Generously supported by our local sponsors:


With thanks to the Wild & Scenic Film Festival’s national partners:

Start Date: April 4 @ 5:30 pm
End Date: April 4 @ 10:00 pm

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November 2018

Election Day, Don’t Let Our Kids Down!, VECAN’s 11th Annual Community Energy & Climate Action Conference, Act 250 Community Input Report, VNRC’s Night Out at Zero Gravity, VNRC Awards Small Grant to Danville, VT, Living Planet Report, and more.

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October 2018

VNRC Annual Meeting Re-Cap, Tracking Parcelization Trends in Vermont, VCV’s Environmental Scorecard, Small Grants for Smart Growth, New Staff, Kate McCarthy Receives Accolades, Colin Keegan Selected to Vermont Changemakers Table, VNRC in the Press, and more

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September 2018

Working Together for Equity, Conservation Really Pays off in Vermont, It’s Not too Late to Share Input on Act 250, VNRC Recognizes Steve Sinclair, Progress Made on Dam Removal in Colchester, “Rise for Climate” Day of Action, and more.

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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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