Antioch University New England is offering a series of online courses on climate change resilience during January. Registration ends on 1/1/19. This course consists of foundational knowledge in the science of our changing climate, understanding the boundaries of “uncertainty” in future projections posited by the scientific community, how to translate the “risk” faced by a community,…

Is your town trying to increase economic vitality and affordability in a time of climate change? Vermont Council on Rural Development is selecting TWO towns for their Climate Economy Model Communities Program! The deadline is January 18th. For information on the program and how to apply, visit: https://www.vtrural.org/model-communities

The following is a piece written by students from an AP Environmental Science class at Woodstock Union High School.  Students Erica Kurash, Carl Gebhardt, Lily Walker-Money, Toby Borzekowski, and Natalie Stevens recently presented their work for Sustainable Woodstock’s Green Drinks event held at the Marsh-Billing-Rochefeller National Historic Park:   Pete Fellows and Jess Richter work…

As part of an ongoing partnership to revitalize community centers and increase transportation options, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) in collaboration with the Agency of Natural Resources and the Vermont Department of Health are pleased to announce that the Better Connections (BC) Grant Program…

The Vermont legislature established the Vermont Outdoor Recreation Communities pilot grant program in 2018 with the passage of Act 194. The program’s purpose is to make grants from $10,000 up to $100,000 available to help one or more Vermont communities fully leverage their local outdoor recreation assets to achieve a status of being a truly…

Cover photo credit: First Light Studios The two-year Vermont hazardous materials commodity flow study is complete. You can view the reports here: https://www.trorc.org/programs/emergency/vt-commodity-flow-study/.  The year one report had a primary focus on truck commodities, where the second year had a primary focus on rail. The raw truck data for both of these years are available for…

Instructors TODD MENEES ‐ RIVER MANAGEMENT ENGINEER Vermont DEC Rivers Program Todd has contributed to the authorization of Stream Alteration Permits, providing technical assistance for in‐channel activities for private and public landowners, assessing the stability of Vermont’s rivers, overseen the design and construction phases of river related projects and river restoration projects, and provided trainings…

Hello,   We are pleased to announce the launch of Vermont’s new Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) program.  In total $2.4 in funding will be available over multiple years to support the installation of Level 2 and DC fast charge stations at qualified locations in Vermont.  The grant proceeds result from settlements to partially resolve…