Climate Change Economy Council seeks public input

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?

Upcoming Forums to Focus on Stimulating Vermont’s Climate Change Economy

News Release — Vermont Council on Rural Development July 14, 2015 Contact: Paul Costello, VCRD Executive Director (802)223-5763 [email protected] MONTPELIER – Area businesses and nonprofits are increasingly involved with climate change–both its challenges and opportunities. Their creative solutions are becoming a growing part of our state’s economy. The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) is holding 3 public forums […]

Vermont Council on Rural Development gives leadership award to community leaders of St. Albans

On Wednesday , February 18th the Vermont Council on Rural Development presented the Vermont Community Leadership Award to the community leader who have led the renaissance of downtown St. Albans over the last few years.

Climate change may have economic potential for Vermont

Gov. Shumlin and some 400 Vermonters attended the summit, discussing how large-scale innovations can help the state reap economic benefits that may come with climate change.

Summer Study Tour: Savoring the flavors of Vermont farm and food education

Leaders from education and agriculture are collaborating on an innovative “movable feast” of study where undergraduate and graduate students advance from the classroom to the fields, forests, businesses, and offices that make the Vermont food system one of the most unique in the nation.

Ron Miller: Upcoming conference promotes ‘climate change economy’

A conference in February will launch Vermont Council on Rural Development’s new Climate Change Economy initiative, which aims to stimulate the growth of small businesses that can prosper by addressing various aspects of the climate change scenario.

Founder of world’s largest solar company to keynote Vermont’s Climate Change Economy Summit

Jigar Shah, one of the today’s leading cleantech champions, will keynote the Summit on Creating Prosperity and Opportunity Confronting Climate Change on February 18 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph.

Whitson joins Vermont Council on Rural Development

The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) announced today that Jenna Whitson is its new Community and Policy Senior Associate.

Paul Costello: Digital innovation brings new vitality to rural Vermont

Bridging the digital divide and expanding the innovative use of online tools will remain critical for Vermont if it wants to continue build resilience into our communities, keep businesses competitive, and assure that community organizations work more effectively throughout the state.

Innovations and Collaborations grant program at the Vermont Community Foundation awards more than $302,000

The Vermont Community Foundation announced that the Innovations and Collaborations grant program awarded $302,000 to 16 nonprofit organizations in Vermont this fall.

New report highlights potential for Vermont’s digital economy

“Vermont’s Digital Stories” is a new report highlighting some of the successes that were launched by the Vermont Council on Rural Development’s (VCRD) two-year Vermont Digital Economy Project.

Vermont Council on Rural Development’s summit on ‘Creating Prosperity and Opportunity Confronting Climate Change’

The Vermont Council on Rural Development’s Summit on “Creating Prosperity and Opportunity Confronting Climate Change” on February 18, 2015 will bring together scientists, innovative business, non-profit, and community leaders, elected officials, public policy advocates, students, and interested residents.

New initiative to advance Vermont’s ‘climate economy’

Can Vermont be a national leader in incubating small businesses that answer climate change? The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) thinks so.

Digital economy summit addresses Vermont’s ‘brand’

Participants brainstorming about how to foster more technology business in Vermont said the state’s image should reflect the desired goal, not retread familiar pastoral territory.