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Vermont Senate passes bill to protect Vermont firefighters and families from toxic chemicals

Today, the Vermont Senate passed legislation (S.295) to ban PFAS and other toxic chemicals from certain products. The bill is supported by firefighters, business groups, educators, public health and children’s…

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The role of the Global Warming Solutions Act in a resilient recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare many sobering realities. It has exposed the dire consequences of failing to listen to science and experts. It has highlighted that the communities most…

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Shared streets in a pandemic: Change in motion during COVID-19

Have you been walking or biking more often, and driving less as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you’ve probably found yourself taking up more of the road…

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2020 Climate Dispatch

Curious as to what's happening at the State house and how you can get your voice heard?
Tune into the online conversation by following the #ActOnClimateVT hashtag on social media, and watch our weekly legislative update posted shortly after 12pm on Fridays during the legislative session.
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Webinar: Out of Crisis, Into (Climate) Resilience

Event Date: May 21
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Webinar: Vermont’s Clean Water Act

Event Date: May 14
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2020 Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Event Date: May 7
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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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