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Governor Scott’s Veto of Landmark Renewable Energy Bill is Short-Sighted

Montpelier, VT — In a dismaying attempt to obstruct Vermont’s environmental and economic progress, today Governor Scott vetoed compromise legislation aimed at modernizing the Renewable Energy Standard and setting the state…

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Two Things: Legislative Wrap-Up and Collaborating on Community Climate Solutions

Two Things: Recapping policy progress as the Legislature has adjourned, and inviting you to join VECAN for a summit to collaborate on community climate solutions.  Stay informed, stay connected – two things.  That’s a…

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Climate Superfund Act Passes Vermont Legislature, Heads to Governor Phil Scott

Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Senate gave final approval today to landmark legislation that holds the largest fossil fuel companies financially accountable for a portion of the costs of climate…

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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.