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Community Spotlight: Waterbury

Known as the “Recreational Crossroads of Vermont,” Waterbury offers recreational and scenic opportunities to its many visitors. Yet, the slogan, which adorns a sign at the end of the community’s interstate ramp, only tells part of the story. Shortly after the area was settled in 1763, unique cottage industries took shape, including basket-making, the crafting […]

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VNRC Comments on Link Between Climate Change and Affordability

COMMENTARY – October 30, 2007 By Elizabeth Courtney, VNRC’s Executive Director The irony struck me last week when Governor Douglas announced the conclusion of his “Set the Agenda” tour. According to the governor, affordability topped the list of issues Vermonters care about most, and climate change barely crossed the radar screens. What’s the irony? Action […]

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Vermont League of Cities & Towns Offers Financial Management Workshop

The Vermont League of Cities and Towns is offering a workshop on budgeting and financial management Thursday, November 15 from 8:30 – 3:00pm. The workshop will be held at the Elks Club in Montpelier. For more information, or to register, visit Vermont League of Cities and Towns.

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VNRC Urges Action in Wake of Solid Climate Report

October 29, 2007 Boosting efficiency and renewable energy, protecting Vermont’s “green bank” of farms and forests, and investing in public transportation are among the recommendations in the long-awaited Governor’s Commission on Climate Change report, issued October 26. “This report is our roadmap to a green economy, and our recommendations are built on solid information,” said […]

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VHCB Sponsors Conference on Housing and Conservation

The Vermont Housing and Conservation Board will present a 20th Anniversary conference, Towards A Shared Vision: Challenges for the Next Decade, Tuesday, November 6 at Union Institute and University in Montpelier. For more information, or to register, email info@vhcb.org or visit their website: www.vhcb.org

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Burlington College Presents Democracy and Sustainable Communities Presentation

Burlington College will be presenting the last of a four-part series on Sustainability: Principles and Practices Tuesday, November 20, from 6:30 – 8:00pm. The topic of the presentation will be Democracy and Sustainable Communities, with Susan Clark. Clark will discuss the importance of local democracy in securing a social, economic and environmentally safe Vermont. For […]

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Burlington College Presents Measures of Sustainability in the Built Environment

Measures of Sustainability in the Built Environment will be the focus of a four-part series on Sustainability: Principles and Practices, sponsored by Burlington College. The presentation will be held on Tuesday, November 6, from 6:30 – 8:00pm. For more information, call 802-862-9616.

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Environmental Action 2007 Conference

Smart Growth Vermont is co-sponsoring the 2007 Environmental Action Conference, hosted, in part, by Vermont Technical College on Saturday, November 17. The one-day conference, from 8:30 – 5:30pm, will offer workshops and a keynote speaker, which will be announced soon. If you are interested in attending the conference, please contact Serena via phone or email. […]

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Burlington College Presents Measures of Sustainability in the Built Environment

Measures of Sustainability in the Built Environment will be the focus of a four-part series on Sustainability: Principles and Practices, sponsored by Burlington College. The presentation will be held on Tuesday, November 6, from 6:30 – 8:00pm. For more information, call 802-862-9616.

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Big Box Evaluator Released

The Orton Family Foundation has just announced the release of the Big Box Evaluator tool, an online resource for communities and individuals interested in learning about the impacts of big box retail stores. The Big Box Evaluator is designed as an unbiased tool that can help citizens make informed decisions based on their community’s characteristics […]

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