Founded in 1972, VPIRG is the largest nonprofit consumer and environmental advocacy organization in Vermont, with over 20,000 members and supporters. In 1975, the Vermont Public Interest Research and Education Fund (VPIREF) was established as VPIRG’s 501(c)3 outreach and education arm. For nearly 40 years, VPIRG has brought the voice of average Vermont citizens to public policy debates concerning the environment, health care, consumer protection and democracy.
The common mission of VPIRG and VPIREF is to promote and protect the health of Vermont’s people, environment and locally-based economy by informing and mobilizing citizens statewide.
Who We Are
What We Do
We are advocates and organizers working to protect the public interest. We represent over 20,000 members and supporters across Vermont. Our campaigns mobilize support for policies that make Vermont an even better place to live.
VPIRG is always looking for energetic, smart mission-driven people to join the VPIRG team. Follow the link below to see current openings.
In over three decades of work, VPIRG has worked on many issues. Explore and celebrate with us the many public interest victories VPIRG has helped bring about over the years.