Vermonters Urge Accountability for GlobalFoundries

VPIRG delivered a petition signed by over 760 concerned Vermonters to the Vermont Public Utility Commission today, urging them to reject GlobalFoundries’ demand to be exempted from renewable energy and climate laws. This brazen attempt by the largest greenhouse gas emitter in the state to get out of its renewable…

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Apply to be an Assistant Canvass Director!

We’re hiring! Apply to be an Assistant Canvass Director for the VPIRG 2022 Summer Canvass. Application deadline: Saturday, November 13th, 2021 Instructions to Apply: Email Summer Canvass Director, Sam McGinty, at smcginty@vpirg.org with a resume and cover letter that outlines why you make a strong candidate and the top three…

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VPIRG Fall 2021 Field Organizing Internship

Apply to be a VPIRG intern! Vermonters and people around the world are already feeling the repercussions of the climate crisis, and we know it’s not going away anytime soon. But as the threat rises, so has momentum for action.  We must do everything we can to urge our leaders…

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Webinar: What You Need to Know About the Climate Action Plan

Recently, VPIRG’s own Ben Edgerly Walsh moderated the latest entry in the Climate Action Works webinar series, What You Need to Know About the Climate Action Plan. Ben was joined by officially appointed Vermont Climate Council members, who shared the latest updates about the work being done in each of…

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That’s a Wrap on the 2021 Summer Canvass!

For the second straight year, it was a summer unlike any other at VPIRG. Last week we wrapped up our first-ever “hybrid” canvass, one year after running our first ever 100% virtual canvass. Once again, we faced the many challenges of operating a grassroots community engagement effort in the middle of…

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Legislative Reapportionment: the Survey Results are in!

Later this week the U.S. Census Bureau will release detailed data on Vermont’s current population, and with that information, the once-in-a-decade effort to redraw the state’s legislative district boundaries will really begin. Since the district maps will influence Vermont’s elections, politicians, and policies for the next 10 years, we believe…

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VPIRG Virtual Canvass Update: Week Four

As we reach the fourth week of our virtual summer canvass, we here at VPIRG have been blown away by the level of support we have received from both our members and our stellar team of canvassers as we adjust to this ‘canvass-from-home’ reality.   Even still, VPIRG’s first ever (and hopefully only) all-digital summer…

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