Buy local first: Support your community this holiday season

As the holidays approach and “door-busting” season begins, Local First Vermont encourages you to support your community and BUY LOCAL when you shop.

ECHO offers $2 admission all day Saturday, Dec. 1

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, is pleased to offer the third of four special $2 Saturdays with the Community Conversation Series on Saturday, December 1, 2012.

Vermont simplifies shopping and strengthening communities with Small Business Saturday

The promotion, dubbed “Small Business Saturday” encourages Vermonters to shop outside the ‘box,’ and consider shopping for gifts that support local retailers and communities alike.

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources sponsors food waste reduction workshop

The Agency of Natural Resources is pleased to be co-sponsoring a workshop titled “Reducing Food Waste Through Source Reduction” with Vermont Technical College and US EPA on December 4th from 8:30am to 3pm in Judd Hall, at the Vermont Technical College’s Randolph Campus.

Climate justice activists hang banner at VT Gas to protest Keystone XL and Trailbreaker pipelines

This morning, Burlington residents affiliated with Rising Tide Vermont [1] unfurled a banner in front of Vermont Gas’ headquarters, reading: “The Climate is in Crisis! No Pipelines! Stop VT Gas, Keystone XL and Trailbreaker!”

Highfields Center for Composting hosts kickoff meeting for Close the Loop! Northeast Kingdom

The Highfields Center for Composting is hosting a Close the Loop! Northeast Kingdom Kickoff meeting on November 28th from 5:30 to 8pm at the Lyndon Public Safety Building.

VSECU members decide fate of $10,000 charitable gift

Each year VSECU, a credit union for all of Vermont, sets aside a budget to support communities and charities that bring greater value to Vermonters. This year the VSECU Board of Directors asked their membership to help decide where they should direct $10,000 from the gifting budget.

Farmers to You LLC links Vermont farmers with Boston area families

The VSJF Flexible Capital Fund (the “Flex Fund”) is pleased to announce our most recent investment in Farmers to You LLC (FTY), a web-based direct marketer and distributor of Vermont produced craft and artisanal food to Boston area families. FTY connects over 30 Vermont farmers with over 375 Boston-area families through weekly deliveries of food ordered through the FTY website.

Shumlin appoints Griffin to Superior Court

Griffin, who served as a law clerk to Justice William Hill from 1982-’83, has owned Griffin, Marsicovetere & Wilkes, PC since 1993.

People’s United Community Foundation awards $5,000 to the Intervale Center

The Intervale Center is a unique community resource that brings food production directly to where people live and hosts programs that enhance the quality of life for farmers and community members.

Lenny’s offers discounts to Vermont Food Bank donors on Nov. 21

With use of a pre-purchased “VIP” ticket, shoppers will receive exclusive savings storewide.

ECOS Project announces public comment period for regional planning process

The ECOS Project, which stands for Environment, Community, Opportunity, and Sustainability, is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to engage citizens, organizations and municipalities in a conversation about the future of our communities and the region as a whole.

Gov. Peter Shumlin’s appearance schedule Nov. 19-20

The governor will hold a press conference to highlight Salvation Farms, a project at the Southeast State Correctional Facility in Windsor to make surplus Vermont grown potatoes available to food shelves in the southeastern part of the state.

Occupy Black Friday at Old Labor Hall

On Friday November 23rd, starting at 10:00am, Food Not Bombs of Central VT will serve a FREE meal. There will be music and performances by the likes of the Raging Grannies and Doo-Occupy.

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