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Vermont Adopts Rules for Cleaner Cars and Trucks

State Joins Coast-to-Coast Movement to Adopt Zero-Emission Vehicle Regulations MONTPELIER, VT –  Vermont moved forward with two key regulations to address pollution from transportation in the state: the Advanced Clean…

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Ghost Dams Continue to Haunt Vermont

Remember the Ghost Dam? It’s back to haunt you (and the river it fragments).  A ghost dam is an abandoned, derelict dam that has not been previously identified by the State’s…

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Join us for the 15th Annual Vermont Energy & Climate Action (VECAN) Conference!

Meeting Vermont’s Climate Action Obligation Together We hope you will join us virtually for the 15th Annual Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network Conference, starting December 10th. This year’s conference…

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Climate Dispatch

Keep up with climate action in Vermont!
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 (and whenever else we can).
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PPT Events Resources Opportunities

Upcoming Sustainable Communities Events, Resources, and Opportunities

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Thinking Through Place: Cultural and Ecological Influences on Residing in Vermont

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Got Halloween Plans? Come Plant Trees at the Pelletier Dam Site in Castleton!

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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
District Manager, Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District
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.