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Two Things: Reckoning with the River and We’re Hiring a Climate Action Coordinator

Two things: A commentary on changing our relationship with rivers, and an opportunity to work at VNRC as our Climate Action Coordinator.  

Stay informed, stay connected—two things.

It’s Time to Reckon With the River 

In response to the recent devastating rainstorms and flooding events, Karina Dailey, VNRC’s Restoration Ecologist, has penned an op-ed that calls us to embrace a new perspective on rivers and their importance. As we filter sediment from our homes, yards, and businesses, let’s take a moment to understand the vital role of rivers in our lives. Karina urges us to reckon with the river, granting it the space and protection it truly deserves. From supporting dynamic natural systems to safeguarding freshwater resources, this op-ed explores nature-based solutions for a safer, more sustainable future. We invite you to read Karina’s full op-ed here

We’re Hiring! Apply to be VNRC’s Climate Action Coordinator 

VNRC is seeking a Climate Action Coordinator to help shape public understanding of the value of reducing fossil fuel consumption – through efficiency, conservation, renewable investments, and smart land use practices – and to accelerate individual, community, program and policy solutions to the challenge. The Climate Action Coordinator will help lead the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network (VECAN), support efforts to implement the Vermont Climate Action Plan through climate mitigation and resilience policies and programs, and assist VNRC’s partner ­organization – Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) – to help identify climate leaders and elect them to the Vermont Legislature and statewide offices during election years. Applications are due by Friday, September 1st. Learn more about the position and how to apply here

One more thing… Our friends at Vermont Conservation Voters have released a special edition episode of their Democracy Dispatch podcast, connecting with four legislators from across Vermont to hear first hand stories from communities about their recovery efforts. You can listen to the full episode here, or wherever you listen to podcasts.