Highlights from a busy spring

It’s been a crazy few months here at VPIRG, with our advocates have been hard at work in the State House day after day and our team of field organizers doing an incredible job hitting the phones, organizing events, meeting with activists, and having the face-to-face conversations that truly drive…

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Calais residents learn more about pricing carbon pollution

On Thursday a group of activists gathered at the Maple Corner Community Center in Calais to share food and learn more about the Energy Independent Vermont coalition and the campaign to put a price on carbon pollution in the state. The event was organized by the winning Vermontivate team from…

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Info & Action to Halt Efficiency Cuts

You may have seen the news that the Vermont Senate is scrambling to plug a hole in the budget – and we’ve learned there are plans to raid funding for heating efficiency to do that. A vote on these cuts is expected on the Senate floor FRIDAY. Please, take one…

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Vermont Senate Hearing on Climate Science

Please join us for: Vermont Senate Hearing on Climate Science Wednesday, March 25th 9 am – 10:30 am Room 11, State House in Montpelier At a time when elected leaders in Washington, D.C. and other states are denying climate change—and even banning the terms “climate change”—Vermont’s leaders have a responsibility…

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VPIRG and Energy Independent Vermont Holds Activist Training

The Energy Independent Vermont coalition held its first Activist Training this past weekend in Montpelier. Braving the snow, dozens of seasoned activists, students, and community members traveled from all over the state to get into the gritty details of the carbon pollution tax proposal and to learn how to take…

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Educational Forums a Big Success!

The Energy Independent Vermont campaign held three back-to-back educational forums this week in East Montpelier, Burlington, and Waitsfield. We were delighted to see over 100 people brave cold nights and icy roads to learn more about the campaign, ask questions about the policy, provide feedback on additional information that would help…

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Heat pumps still pumping at -16

Overnight lows hit minus 17 degrees in Montpelier and weren’t much warmer come morning. The cold-climate heat pumps we installed upstairs and downstairs in our 1880’s cape were put to the test last night. Guess what – they’re still working! What to do on days like today was one of…

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Take Action: Voters should choose the Governor

Vermont voters, not the Legislature, should choose our state’s top leaders, including our governor, lieutenant governor and treasurer. Ask your senator(s) to support a VT Popular Vote Amendment Currently, Vermont’s Constitution requires legislators to choose the winner in races for governor, lieutenant governor or treasurer when no candidate gets a…

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