Home » News & Stories » Climate Action and Clean Energy » Three Things: Climate & Health Lobby Day, Rally for the Planet, and the Art Gibb Award

Three Things: Climate & Health Lobby Day, Rally for the Planet, and the Art Gibb Award

Three things: a recap of a recent public health and climate lobby day, tomorrow’s Rally for the Planet event at the State House, and accepting Art Gibb Award nominations!  

Stay informed, connected, and engaged—three things. 

Vermont Health Care Professionals Elevate Public Health Consequences of Climate Change at Recent Lobby Day

Last Friday, a coalition of health care professionals from across Vermont joined together at the State House to meet with legislative leadership and discuss the damaging impacts that climate change is having on public health in Vermont, and the urgent need for action. Participants included representatives from the Vermont Climate and Health Alliance, the Vermont Public Health Association, and the Vermont Medical Society, as well as independent practitioners and veterinarians. They called on lawmakers to advance the number one pollution-reduction measure in Vermont’s Climate Action Plan – S.5, the Affordable Heat Act.

Join Youth Lobby at Annual Rally for the Planet – Tomorrow at the State House 

Tomorrow, Friday, April 14th is Vermont Youth Lobby’s annual Rally for the Planet at the State House in Montpelier – and we hope to see you there! Join the hundreds of high school students who are signed up to participate. At 10am, students will march from Montpelier High School to the State House lawn, and then the festivities will kick-off, going well into the afternoon as students meet with their legislators, make art, play live music, and speak to the press to highlight the urgent need for climate action in Vermont. 

Accepting Nominations for VNRC’s Annual Art Gibb Award for Individual Leadership

We are now accepting nominations for the 2023 Arthur Gibb Award for Individual Leadership! This award is presented annually to a Vermont resident who has made a lasting contribution to their community, region or state in the ways they integratesmart growth and conservation. The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2023. Learn more about nominating someone you know to receive the 2023 Art Gibb Award here