White River Junction VAMC Receives National Award for Achievements in Sustainability

News Release — Department of Veteran Affairs May 18, 2017 Katherine Tang 802-295-9363, ext. 5880 [email protected] WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT- In recognition for successful programs to reduce their environmental impact, White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center received the Partner for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in […]

Sustainability nonprofit launches city design contest

The challenge is to create a vision and concept for Montpelier as a low-carbon small city and to redevelop land currently in off-street parking lots downtown.

‘Portraits of Sustainability in Putney,’ a public screening of student short films about community sustainability

The Putney Central School 8th grade Social Studies class invites the public to “Portraits of Sustainability in Putney,” a public screening of short films which highlight members of our community whose work contributes to the sustainability of the community.

George Plumb: World Population Day

What will life be like for future generations given the huge impacts that scientists tell us that climate change and species extinction are going to have on our habitat and ecosystems?

Don Peterson: The ramp patch

When the resource is dear, it is preserved and nurtured and cultivated. When it is free, the resource is squandered and depleted.

SolarFest celebrates 20 years

This summer, on July 18, 19 and 20, SolarFest will celebrate its twentieth year with three days of inspirational workshops on a variety of sustainability focused topics, creative performances and music across two stages powered entirely with renewable energy, and more than 60 exhibitors, craft and fantastic food vendors.

Author Gary Paul Nabhan to speak at Sterling College

Sterling College is proud to announce that noted author Gary Paul Nabhan will be presenting on campus.

Charlotte wins the statewide game Vermontivate!

Charlotte swept the statewide sustainability game called Vermontivate! in both the school and town divisions, earning an ice cream party thrown by Ben & Jerry’s. The party, which will be held Saturday, June 29, 12-3pm at Charlotte Central School, is free and open to the public.

Fixing a broken food system: UVM to host second annual food systems summit

UVM’s Food Systems Initiative to host second annual food systems summit called The Necessary [r]Evolution for Sustainable Food Systems Conference.

Department begins search for Green Ribbon Schools

Vermont has many schools that have learned how to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to nourish health and fitness awareness among students and staff, and to promote environmental literacy. Sustainability education and the awareness of “green” careers are growing and now schools will have the chance to be nationally recognized for their work.

Plumb: True sustainability achievable only with population stabilization, even in Vermont

…a truly sustainable population size [for Vermont] is about two-thirds of the current 626,000.

Sustainability Leader appointed to Vermont Tech cabinet

“By elevating Donna’s position – and Donna herself – to Cabinet,” said Dr. Philip A. Conroy, Vermont Tech’s new president, “we are sending a clear statement that we are committed to making sustainability a priority in every decision we make as a college and to integrating environmental practices into all aspects of the business of Vermont Tech.”

New England Coalition for Sustainable Population gives Vermont congressional delegation a “D”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20, 2010 New England Coalition for Sustainable Population FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT George Plumb Chairman, NECSP 802.883.2313 [email protected] On the fortieth anniversary of Earth Day the Vermont congressional delegation received an average grade of “D” for its lack of support for dealing with the primary cause of continued environmental destruction: […]