VPIRG hiring passionate people to join summer team!

Apply here: www.vpirg.org/2018-canvass-app Position: VPIRG Summer Canvasser Location: Burlington, VT Last year, VPIRG went door-to-door organizing Vermonters behind a simple, but powerful idea: that our state must stand up and fight back against the outrageous attacks coming from the Trump administration and special interests in Washington D.C. The result? The…

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Bill introduced to use VW settlement money for electrification

On January 23, Rep. Mary Sullivan (D-Chittenden-6-5) introduced legislation (H.682) that limits the use of VW funds to electrification projects, including installing charging stations around Vermont, electrifying school and transit buses, and electrifying medium and large trucks. Rep. Sullivan was joined by 40 of her colleagues as cosponsors on the…

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Hundreds gather for Crossroads Conference in Burlington

On Saturday, November 11th hundreds of Vermonters gathered at Champlain College in Burlington for the 2017 Vermont Crossroads Conference. VPIRG co-hosted the day-long event along with a number of other prominent organizations: ACLU, Main Street Alliance, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, Rights and Democracy, Toxics Action Center, VNRC, the…

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VPIRG 2017 Canvass Kicks Off

Today we kicked off the 2017 VPIRG summer canvass! This is the biggest grassroots operation in Vermont — and we do it every year from the beginning of May to the end of August. The purpose of the canvass is to engage as many citizens in the fight for Vermont values as possible.…

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VPIRG Co-Hosts Climate Webinar with Bernie Sanders

On Wednesday, February 8th, VPIRG and a host of other Vermont environmental organizations co-hosted a webinar featuring Senator Bernie Sanders. The webinar, titled “Moving Forward on Climate without DC,” attracted nearly 1,000 viewers across the state and around the country. Senator Sanders reiterated the importance of climate action, and emphasized the…

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Groups and citizens deliver pro-clean energy petition to lawmakers to kick off session

The 2017-2018 legislative session began this week with the swearing in of recently elected candidates and the election of legislative leaders, including a new Governor, Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House, and many other key positions in the legislature. Late this morning, VPIRG delivered a petition to every legislator in…

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2017 Legislative Preview

The 2017 Vermont legislative session is here! VPIRG is excited to build on the nearly 45 years of success that we have achieved together and continue working in the State House to protect our environment, watch out for consumers and put Vermont on a path to a sustainable future. Now, more…

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