Christina Fornaciari

Plea for VT Leaders to Act on Climate

A major new scientific report issued by 13 federal agencies on Black Friday serves as a dire warning about the ways in which climate change threatens the United States – now and in the future. The National Climate Assessment comes out every four years, but this is by far the most detailed look yet at …

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Retailer report card shows what retailers are acting to protect families from toxic chemicals, many failing

A report released today reveals that major retail companies are making slow but meaningful progress at improving the chemical safety of the products, food, and packaging they sell, but nearly half of those scored — including every restaurant chain evaluated — have failed to take any public measures to help eliminate toxic chemicals from the …

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VPIRG Votes helps drive historic voter turnout

Conventional wisdom suggested that 2018 would be another year of very low voter participation in Vermont. After all, we didn’t have hot races for the US Senate or House, and in the last non-presidential election year – 2014 – Vermont experienced its worst voter turnout in more than 50 years. Boy did conventional wisdom get …

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Press Release: VPIRG joins partners in urging the state to protect the public from harmful PFAS chemicals

VPIRG joined the Conservation law Foundation (CLF) and other partners in filing a petition calling for new drinking water standards in Vermont that better protect the public from harmful PFAS chemicals. The petition calls on the Agency of Natural Resources to implement water treatment solutions to protect Vermonters from the full class of PFAS instead …

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So you’re not sure? Let us help you make a voting plan!

Now’s the time to start making a plan for how you’ll be voting. It’s pretty simple — we’re all far more likely to actually vote if we have a concrete plan in place. Here’s an overview of the three ways you can vote in Vermont and home helpful tips for crafting your personal, specific voting …

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Great, you’re voting early by mail – make a plan!

It’s pretty simple — we’re all far more likely to actually vote if we have a concrete plan in place. You’re planning to vote early by-mail, it’s time to start moving forward. Click here to check out our detailed Vote By-Mail Guide and consider the following: You must request your ballot. You can do so …

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Great, you’re voting early at the town clerk – make a plan!

It’s pretty simple — we’re all far more likely to actually vote if we have a concrete plan in place. You’re planning to vote early in-person at the town clerk — it’s time to start thinking about the following: When will you vote? Early voting has already begun, which means you can cast your vote anytime …

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Great, you’re voting in-person on Election Day – make a plan!

It’s pretty simple — we’re all far more likely to actually vote if we have a concrete plan in place. You’re planning to vote in-person at the polls on Election Day — Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 — it’s time to start thinking about the following: What time of day will you vote?  Take a moment and actually visualize …

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On the 1 year anniversary of the Climate Action Commission…

It’s been one year since Gov. Phil Scott established his hand-picked Climate Action Commission. This anniversary follows on the heels of the release of the most recent Vermont Greenhouse Gas Inventory report two weeks ago — a sobering report detailing how Vermont climate progress is accelerating in the wrong direction, with climate pollution 16% above 1990 …

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