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Two Things: Community-Driven Environmental Justice Funding and a Webinar on Vermont’s Climate Progress

Two Things: Sharing newly available Community-Driven Environmental Justice Funding, and inviting you to our upcoming webinar on Vermont’s climate progress.

Stay informed, stay connected – two things.

Vermont Community Foundation funding is now available to support community-driven environmental justice projects

The Vermont Community Foundation (VCF) is seeking proposals for programs or projects that help local communities adapt to the impacts of Vermont’s changing climate and increasing frequency of severe weather events. VCF’s Environmental Justice Small Grant Program will support communities with heightened risk and greater sensitivity to climate change, specifically communities with less capacity and fewer resources to cope with, adapt to, or recover from climate impacts. Projects may represent a wide spectrum of ideas and activities, including arts, community education and skill building, food access, green jobs, projects that reduce risk and harm, multi-generational climate activities, youth leadership, movement building, and more. Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2023. 

Join us for a webinar on Vermont’s Climate Progress on November 20th at 12pm

Each year Energy Action Network’s (EAN) Annual Progress Report for Vermont on Emissions, Energy, Equity, and the Economy provides an in-depth analysis of where Vermont stands relative to its climate requirements and broader equity, adaptation and resilience commitments. Join us for an overview from EAN’s Executive Director Jared Duval about the latest analysis of the state of Vermont’s emissions and energy usage and how this is affecting our economy and equity for Vermonters. Then, hear high-level updates from a few partners on several key policy priorities anticipated to advance in the 2024 legislative session, including efforts to modernize Vermont’s Renewable Energy Standard, holding big oil accountable to help pay for growing climate-induced disasters and a significant, multi-pronged package of critical resilience and adaptation solutions.

Register to attend the webinar here!