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Climate Change Economy Council seeks public input

Paul Costello

A new Vermont Climate Change Economy Council — composed of two-dozen business, public policy and environmental leaders — is aiming to simultaneously grow the local “green” job market and crop global warming. To do so, it’s about to tour the state to ask a question: Any ideas?

Deb Markowitz: New climate agreements will boost battle against climate disruption

We are a small state – our emissions are a drop in the bucket compared to others – but we are going to lead the transformation to a new energy economy precisely because of that.

Alexander Nathanson: Why ‘going green’ is not enough

Any conversation about reducing greenhouse gas emissions must include family planning and population control.

Abigail Mnookin: The pope’s call to action

Some scientists fear that changes in our atmosphere may already be too great to prevent catastrophic changes in the Earth’s climate. But as a parent of toddler, I can’t allow this belief to prevent personal action.

Youth climate change delegates bicycling 10,000 km from Vremont to UN Climate Conference

News Release — Climate Journey June 15, 2015 Contact: Morgan Curtis, [email protected], 603-277-0595; Website:, Twitter: @climatejourney Waitsfield, VT – As climate change negotiators, concerned citizens, and policymakers worldwide are preparing to descend on Paris this December for the twenty-first United Nations Climate Change Conference, Morgan Curtis, 23, and Garrett Blad, 23, are taking an […]

Bill McKibben praises pope, prods Obama, Clinton

Bill McKibben

The Vermont author and activist is uplifted by the Catholic leader’s call to fight climate change but unhappy U.S. politicians aren’t following suit.

State produces guide to help forest managers adapt to climate change

Forest cover featured

The guide is designed to help foresters implement adaptation strategies that take into account climate change trends and projections.

Vermont Ecumenical Council and Bible Society issues statement on environment and economic justice: Deplores ‘Systemic Sin’

News Release — Vermont Ecumenical Council and Bible Society June 12, 2015 Contact: Joseph Gainza – [email protected], 802-522-2376 Christopher McCandless – [email protected], 802-862-8665 The Vermont Ecumenical Council and Bible Society today released a four page statement outlining the moral dimension of environmental destruction and associated economic disparities. Vermont has experienced severe weather conditions over the […]

Vermont joins international climate change pact

NYC Climate march, Sept. 21, 2014. Photo by Don Hooper

Vermont joined 11 other states, cities and provinces Thursday to make an nonbinding commitment to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent to 95 percent of 1990 levels by 2050.

State treasurer releases report on sustainability and issues of climate change

News Release — Vermont State Treasurer’s Office April 27, 2015 Press Contact: Beth Pearce (802) 828-1451 Lisa Helme (802) 828-3706 [email protected] MONTPELIER, Vt.—Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce today released a report that documents a long-term process of constructive engagement efforts to address environmental, social and governance issues related to climate change. The report details actions […]

Eli Dandurand: The next level of action

While Vermont initiatives on climate change are a commendable step, support is also needed at the national level for a broader solution.

Senate votes to recognize man-made climate change

Brian Campion

Senate votes 23-5 that climate change is real and that humans are mostly responsible. Opponents say the resolution is “meaningless.”

Vermont Law School presents ‘Climate Change and Land Use Law, a Strategy to Avoid the Worst Impacts’

News Release — Vermont Law School April 3, 2015 Contact: Maryellen Apelquist, Director of Communications, Vermont Law School office: 802-831-1228, cell: 802-299-5593, [email protected] SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt., April 3, 2015––Columbia Law School Professor Michael Gerrard will discuss potential changes to land use and environmental laws to prevent the most dire climate change outcomes during a free […]

Senate committee passes resolution affirming climate change

Climate March in New York City, Sept. 21, 2014. Photo by Don Hooper

Lawmakers acknowledged that climate change is real and human-caused in a resolution that also calls to reduce Vermont’s reliance on fossil fuels.

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