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Seeking ‘Community Energy & Climate Action Coordinator’ AmeriCorps Member

Do you care about clean energy and climate change? Want to help shape Vermont’s energy future?

Vermont Natural Resource Council, in partnership with the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network and the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board AmeriCorps, has an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to work with diverse stakeholders to help transition Vermont communities toward energy efficiency, conservation, and renewable energy.


The President’s FY18 Budget: What it Means for Climate, Renewable Energy, and Air Quality

In May 2017, the White House released its full budget for the 2018 fiscal year. The budget proposes severe cuts to programs meant to restore America’s public health, protect our wild places and natural resources, and to climate and renewable energy programming. VNRC believes this proposed budget to be harmful not only to the health and wellbeing of Americans, but to our country’s economic and climate security as well. The National Wildlife Federation released a Budget Fact Sheet – climate air energy FY18 that details what the proposed cuts could mean for climate, renewable energy, and air quality in the U.S.

We Did It! Exit 4 Land Conserved

You Did It! We Did It! Together we have raised $1 million and exit 4 will be saved!

Thanks to hundreds of generous Vermonters, we have reached the one million dollar goal to purchase 22 acres at Exit 4 in Randolph! When this parcel is added to the 150 acres that the Castanea Foundation has purchased, a total of 172 acres of land will be protected from development and put into agricultural use. What an astonishing effort!


Business, Low Income, Environmental Groups Thank Governor Scott; Ask for Further, Strong Action on Climate Change

On June 2nd, 13 business, low income, faith and environmental organizations denounced President Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement and sent a letter to Governor Scott urging swift action to stem the negative consequences of this shortsighted move. We are pleased that Governor Scott has decided that Vermont will join other state’s in the U.S. Climate Alliance, but urge him to take specific action to address climate change.


Act 250 fight at Exit 4 leads to one-time conservation opportunity in Randolph, Vermont

Conservation and citizen groups work to raise $1 million by June 15th.

In May of 2015, Jesse “Sam” Sammis submitted an application to develop over a million square feet of office, residential, and industrial space on the prime farmland at Exit 4 in Randolph, Vermont. In addition to being some of the best agricultural soils in the state, this land is the gateway to Randolph and provides incredible views that are a point of pride for the community.


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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April 2017

Headlines: Big News at Exit 4; Clean Water Day; VNRC Files Petition to Designate LaPlatte River March a Class I Wetland; Annual Seward Weber Lecture, Related News on Old-Growth Forests; Submit Your Nominations for the Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership; A Sad but Fond Farewell to Keil Corey; Lawmakers Announce Proposals for Tax Reform and Climate Action; Sears Appointed Smart Growth Rep on Vermont Downtown Development Board; Comprehensive Energy Planning Moves Forward; Vermont AG Donovan, Congressional Delegation Call Out Trump Climate Rollbacks; Vermont Leads Way to Keep Grid Dependable as Renewables Boom.

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March 2017

Headlines: Legislative update; Departing Staff and Seeking Communications Director; VNRC Questions Agency on Black Gum Swamp; VNRC Joins Sen Leahy to Call Out Cuts to EPA; New Vermont Energy Case Studies on Community Energy Dashboard; ecoNews Vermont; Clean Water Day; Youth Climate Lobby Day; LEAP Energy Fair; People’s Climate March.

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February 2017

Headlines: Dam Safety in Spotlight in Vermont; Helping Forest Landowners; Webinar on Climate Action Without Washington; Lawmakers Working to Address Threats of Toxic Chemicals; What Dismantling the EPA Means for Vermont; UVM Leading Project to Improve Electric Grid’s Uptake of Renewables; Seward Weber Lecture; Opportunity to Support Renewable Energy at Event; Wild & Scenic Film Festival; Community Writing Workshops; Vermont’s Delegation Continues to Lead on Environmental Issues; Conservative Case for a Price on Carbon Pollution

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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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