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Give back to VNRC by shopping at Outdoor Gear Exchange

For the month of December, Outdoor Gear Exchange in Burlington will donate 5 cents to VNRC for every customer who declines to take a bag. Makes it easy to support our work while you’re holiday shopping, doesn’t it?
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What’s Next for Act 250?

In 2018, the Vermont legislature created the Commission on Act 250: The Next 50 Years to work on modernizing Act 250, and established VNRC as an advisor to the Commission. In this capacity, we prepared Core Recommendations to Strengthen the Environment, Communities, and the Act 250 Process. Find it here.

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Zero Gravity Craft Brewery Donating 100% of Giving Tuesday Profits to VNRC

We are honored to announce that Zero Gravity Craft Brewery in Burlington will be donating 100% OF ALL PROFITS from the day to VNRC on Giving Tuesday, November 27!

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Register Now: 11th Annual VECAN Conference!

Join VECAN partners, town energy committee leaders, clean energy businesses, policy makers, and concerned Vermonters for another action-oriented day geared towards meeting our 90-by-2050 total renewable energy goal! Register here.

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An Urgent Call for Vermont Leadership on Climate Change

VNRC, along with other environmental and social service advocates, has put together A Vision for Climate Stability, Energy Independence, Equity and Affordability. Plus, check out our latest video about how climate change is affecting Vermont’s future for our children.

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VNRC Grants Funds to Danville, VT for Community Engagement Around Historic Railroad Station Revitalization

We’re pleased to announce that VNRC granted the Danville Village to Village Steering Committee $1,500 through our Small Grants for Smart Growth Program. The funds will be used to support community engagement activities around the revitalization of the 1871 Historic Danville Railroad Station in Danville Village, adjacent to the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail.

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VNRC is Looking for a Spring Legislative Intern

The Vermont Natural Resources Council is seeking a Legislative Intern to help us move forward-looking environmental legislation in the Vermont State House in early 2019. The intern will assist VNRC and our partner, Vermont Conservation Voters, in tracking legislation moving through the Statehouse during the 2019 legislative year (January through early May). Duties will include:
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New Report Tracks Parcelization Trends in VT

VNRC just published a report and website that systematically track the increasing parcelization of our forests. VT is the third most forested of the lower 48 states, with approximately 4.6 million acres of forestland. But in a concerning trend, the state is actually losing forest cover due to parcelization, subdivision, and the subsequent development of land.

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Kate McCarthy Appointed to VHCB Board

VNRC is pleased to announce that Kate McCarthy, our Sustainable Communities Program Director, was appointed this summer to the Board of the Vermont Housing & Conservation Board (VHCB) by Vermont House Speaker Mitzi Johnson. She will sit on the Board as a Montpelier resident rather than on behalf of VNRC.

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VNRC Petitions ANR to Amend Vermont Water Quality Standards (VWQS)

Petition Advocates for VWQS to Include Alternatives Analysis When Reviewing 33 U.S.C. § 401 Certification Applications, to Promote Clearer Protections for Vermont Waters.

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