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Vermont House passes Global Warming Solutions Act (H.688)

Vermont lawmakers took an important vote to address the climate crisis by passing the Global Warming Solutions Act in the House of Representatives today. By a margin of 105-37, and with…

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Old Spokes Home in Burlington to advance transportation equity with small grant for smart growth from VNRC

February 19, 2020 — Old Spokes Home, a nonprofit bike shop in Burlington’s Old North End neighborhood, was awarded a $1,200 grant from the Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) through…

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Now accepting 2020 nominations for the Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership

Do you know a Vermont resident who has made a lasting contribution to their community, region or state in advancing smart growth policies? We’re now accepting nominations for the 2020…

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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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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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Susan Ritz
I support VNRC because it puts the pieces of the environmental puzzle together for me. VNRC helps us all build both a sustainable environment and a resilient economy. I am proud to be a member of an organization that strives to create a bright green future for our brave little state.
Kelly Coleman
Board Member
I really love how VNRC has a wealth of program areas that work together. We’re not thinking about water in isolation, or forests in isolation, or energy use in isolation. We’re working together to address the really big challenges for Vermont’s environment.
David Mears
Partner, Audubon Vermont
VNRC plays a critical role in bringing Vermonters together in our shared efforts to protect Vermont’s environment. Audubon Vermont could not ask for a better partner in advocating for birds and the places birds need to thrive.