Climate Dispatch: March 4, 2022: Live from the Statehouse with the #ActonClimateVT Coalition

Today’s Episode

In today’s LIVE edition of the Climate Dispatch, VNRC’s Johanna Miller and VCV’s Lauren Hierl are joined on the steps of the Vermont Statehouse by representatives from several #ActOnClimateVT partner organizations. 

Check out the Dispatch here for a round of quick updates on several 2022 must-pass climate priorities, directly from some of the advocates that have been working hard to make major strides on climate this legislative session. 

These climate priorities are all outlined, amongst others, in the Climate Action section of VCV’s Common Agenda and are concrete steps Vermont can take to accomplish it’s pollution reduction requirements and create a more just and affordable clean energy economy. Hear updates on long-overdue, historic climate commitments in the budget, a strong Environmental Justice Bill, the Transportation Innovation Act, a well-crafted Clean Heat Standard, the Municipal Energy Resilience Initiatives bill, grid modernization, and workforce development to support the clean energy economy. 

Call to Action

Legislators are currently taking a well-deserved break for Town Meeting week. When the legislature resumes next week, it will be more important than ever to stay engaged and hold your representatives accountable to the climate progress Vermonters want to see – and that our State is required to make. If you haven’t already, reach out to your representatives to thank them for their work thus far this session and encourage them to stay committed to climate action progress as their work continues on. 

Stay tuned for more updates on all of the key climate legislation this session and for additional opportunities to plug into this work and help move Vermont towards a clean, equitable, and affordable climate future!