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Three Things: Housing, your thoughts, and a job opportunity!

Three things: Smart growth housing and the environment on Vermont Edition; VNRC’s 2023 Member & Activist Survey is open through the end of March; and we’re hiring!

Stay informed, connected, and engaged—three things.

Rising to a triple-crisis: Housing, climate, and biodiversity

The Vermont Senate is working on much-needed legislation to increase housing. In case you missed it, Vermont Edition hosted a discussion this past Tuesday where I had the opportunity to share VNRC’s concerns and areas of agreement on this important legislation—so we can rise to meet the challenges of the housing crisis while ensuring we’re not building in areas that at are at increased risks from flooding and other environmental impacts, and to make sure communities have the tools they need to support smart growth housing and prevent sprawling development.

The episode also features a discussion with Senator Kesha Ram Hinsdale, a lead sponsor of the bill, and Leah Rothstein, a national housing policy expert, about the history of policy-driven racial discrimination in housing and how we can address that legacy of inequality in the policy choices we make today—well worth the listen!

Our 2023 Member and Activist Survey will be live through March—enter for a chance to win a beautiful Vermont-made cutting board!

Thank you to everyone who has responded so far! If you haven’t yet, will you take a few minutes to share your thoughts on how we’re doing? Our 2023 Member and Activist Survey will be available through March, and your input will help us better respond to the concerns facing Vermonters. Anyone who fills out the survey will be offered the chance to enter a raffle to win a locally handmade cutting board valued at over $100.

We’re hiring!

Do you know someone who would be a great fit to be our next Business Manager? VNRC and our partner organization, Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV), are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented person to manage our accounting, record keeping, financial reporting, and operations. The Business Manager assists the Executive Director in overseeing all financial, administrative, human resources, and operational functions, and is a core position in our growing team.