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VNRC to Present Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership to Paul Costello on 9/20

VNRC is pleased to present this year’s Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership to Paul Costello, Executive Director of the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD). The award will be presented at VNRC’s annual meeting on Thursday, September 20 at American Flatbread, Lareau Farm Inn in Waitsfield.

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DEC Ecosystem Restoration Grant Funds VNRC Dam Removal Study

August 21, 2018 (Montpelier, VT) – The Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) has completed a feasibility study and preliminary engineering for removal of the Mill Pond Dam on Indian Brook in Colchester. The study was funded by a $35,000 Ecosystem Restoration Grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, Clean Water Initiative Program. (more…)

VNRC is looking for a Sustainable Communities Intern

The Vermont Natural Resources Council is seeking an intern to support its Sustainable Communities Program this fall. Join our efforts by supporting research and analysis to update the statewide Smart Growth Progress Report! (more…)

VNRC is Hiring a Part-Time Office Associate

The Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC), a non-profit environmental advocacy organization founded in 1963, is seeking a Part-Time Office Associate to join our team in Montpelier.

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One Year After Creation of Climate Commission, We Expect Governor to Act

One year after the creation of the Climate Action Commission, VNRC and allies call for Governor Phil Scott to take action on July 31, when the Commission delivers its recommendations on meeting Vermont’s ambitious clean energy and climate goals.

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Johanna Miller Appointed to Vermont System Planning Committee (VSPC)

This week the Vermont Public Utility Commission (“PUC”) made appointments to four of the five public seats on the Vermont System Planning Committee (VSPC). Included among the eight new members is Johanna Miller, VNRC’s Energy & Climate Action Program Director.

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Vermont’s Updated Health Advisory for Drinking Water is Just the Beginning

VNRC, VCV, and fellow advocates issued a statement after Vermont’s announcement this week that the state’s health advisory for drinking water will now include test results for three additional PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) chemicals.

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VNRC is Seeking an AmeriCorps Community Energy Coordinator!

VNRC job alert: We have an opening for an AmeriCorps Member looking for a meaningful opportunity to collaborate with diverse stakeholders and local leaders to help Vermont transition to a clean energy future. Does this sound like you or someone you know?

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VNRC and Advocates Respond to Inclusion of Four Vermont Towns on 2018 Watchlist of America’s Most Endangered Historic Places

Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation deemed the central Vermont towns of Royalton, Sharon, Strafford, and Tunbridge a “Watch Status Site” on its annual list of the most endangered historic places in America. (Find the official press release and list here.)

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Commission on Act 250 Begins Public Forums Across Vermont

The Commission on Act 250: The Next 50 Years was established by the Vermont Legislature this year to work on modernizing Act 250, which has regulated development in the state since June 1970. Now, the Commission is holding a series of six public forums to engage Vermonters on their priorities for the future of our landscape and how to maintain its environment and sense of place.

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