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Safer States PFAS Candidate Education Guides

Since their invention in the 1950s, plastics have become a ubiquitous part of our lives. Every industry from healthcare to food packaging utilizes plastics in some way. Mounting evidence shows…

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VNRC Reflects on the Devastating Floods of 2023

One year ago this week, as our staff convened for a strategy session at our office in Montpelier, rain lashed the windows and phone alerts kept us abreast of weather…

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2024 Vermont Legislative Bulletin cover: Vermont State House seen from across the Winooski River

2024 Vermont Legislative Bulletin – Historic Progress for Vermont’s Climate, Communities, and Natural Resources

It’s been a historic year for climate action, communities, and natural resources! Read about the monumental progress made this year in our 2024 Legislative Bulletin. With the devastating impacts of…

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A 60 Year Legacy of Environmental Protection and a Champion for Vermont's Future

A short film commemorating six decades of VNRC's work to protect Vermont's environment and support its vibrant communities.
Or, check out our weekly Climate Dispatch video series, live from the State House!


VNRC Presents “Vermont is a State I Love…”, an exhibit by Ned Reade, as part of Montpelier Art Walk on Friday, June 7th

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Two Things: Legislative Action on Clean Energy and Flood Safety

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Efficiency Vermont, Rewiring America and VECAN Announce Launch of New Energy Incentive Calculator

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Through research, education, collaboration and advocacy, VNRC protects and enhances Vermont’s natural environments, vibrant communities, productive working landscapes, rural character and unique sense of place, and prepares the state for future challenges and opportunities.

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Julie Wolcott
Member and retired dairy farmer
VNRC works on collaborative solutions to existing and potential environmental issues. I trust them to speak out and up for policies, rules and legislation that protect all of Vermont’s natural resources and promote healthy communities of people, animal life, forests, and waterways.
Gianna Petito
Grants Coordinator, Clean Water Initiative Program at the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
I'm so impressed with how VNRC is championing dam removals across the state. Their depth of technical knowledge and ability to foster partnerships make them a great advocate for aquatic habitat connectivity and flood resilience.
Amy Seidl
Former VNRC board member, author, and educator
VNRC has a long history of convening Vermonters who care about environmental protection. I deeply appreciate that VNRC leverages this role to gain greater support for environmental stewardship and the human health and well-being that is intimately tied to it.