Tips for Climate Messengers

Thank you for pledging to keep up the momentum for climate action by talking to your friends, neighbors, and community leaders.  We’re here to help and would love to hear how your conversations are going. Tips and Talking Points for Climate Messengers Who should I talk to? The short answer…

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VPIRG Goes to Solar Fest

An update from VPIRG Summer Organizer, Austin Andersen Sun, fun, and solar panels… Solar Fest 2014 was the educational and empowering festival weekend for the environmentalist in all of us. From workshops on installing home photovoltaic systems to lectures on backyard permaculture; vendors selling bamboo tie-dye t-shirts to organic Portobello…

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No Blank Check for Vermont Gas

Vermont Gas should never have gotten a permit to build brand new fossil fuel infrastructure at a time when Vermont can and should be weaning off climate-roasting fuels, but the story gets worse. Last week, VPIRG received news¹ that building Vermont Gas’ fracked gas pipeline could force customers to pony…

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Defend Your Right to Know

Your right to know is under attack. VPIRG is committed to defending it. VPIRG, represented jointly by counsel from the Vermont Law School’s Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic and the Center for Food Safety,  is seeking to intervene in the lawsuit against Vermont in order to assist the State…

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VPIRG mourns loss of a bright star

We’re saddened to report that VPIRG canvasser and friend, Ben Mohla, was killed in a car crash on Saturday evening, Nov. 23rd. Ben and two others were on their way to Massachusetts when the vehicle spun out of control due to the snowy conditions and hit a tree. Ben always…

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GMO activists plan path to success

The Right to Know Coalition leaders and activists are charting our next steps to victory. After what we saw industry opponents spend to get their way in Washington, mobilizing our grassroots strength here in Vermont is key to our success. Join us in Montpelier for a massive GMO labeling lobby…

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Summer Kickoff!

This summer, VPIRG’s canvassers will be fanning out across Vermont to generate support for our campaign to label GMOs in Vermont. We’re aiming to knock on doors in EVERY town in the state to make sure Vermonters know about the presence, prevalence and potential dangers of the GMOs that are currently not…

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Vermont Co-ops Unanimously Support GMO Labeling Legislation

Today, representatives from co-ops across the state of Vermont gathered at the Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier to announce their unified support for GMO labeling legislation currently under consideration in the State House. The co-ops are joined by 6,811 Vermonters and 175 farms and businesses from across the state who…

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