Turning the Lights Out on Fluorescents

Coalition Calls for Phase Out of Mercury in Lighting in Vermont A new report released today by the Vermont Public Interest Research Group, the Mercury Policy Project and the Clean Lighting Coalition highlights the environmental and health risks posed when fluorescent lamps break, especially to vulnerable populations. The report provides concrete steps government,…

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The Climate Council Wants Your Input!

Luba Lukova

As the deadline for the Vermont Climate Plan approaches, it is critical that Vermonters share their input on climate action priorities. The Vermont Climate Council is soliciting public comments via an online survey, and we encourage you to take it, even if you already submitted comments during one of the…

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Open Letter to the Vermont Climate Council

On Monday, October 4th, 2021 VPIRG and other organizations in the #ActOnClimateVT coalition delivered a letter to the Vermont Climate Council reflecting the principles that it sees as vital to the success of the Council’s Climate Action Plan. As the December deadline for the Vermont Climate Action Plan fast approaches,…

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VPIRG is hiring for a full time Membership Coordinator

The Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) is seeking a full-time membership coordinator to steward and grow our statewide network of grassroots supporters. The ideal candidate loves taking care of people and making sure things are done the right way. Strong written and verbal communications skills, attention to detail, excellent time…

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VPIRG is hiring for a full time Climate Campaign Manager

VPIRG seeks an energetic, confident, creative leader with a track record of inspiring people and unifying diverse people to work toward a central goal.The VPIRG Climate Campaign Manager role is a strategic organizing position that – when successful – builds an unstoppable movement and model for bold, equitable climate action…

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Statement on social media post regarding 2017 Summer Canvass

VPIRG takes seriously the concerns raised by a former canvasser who made an anonymous post recently on social media, and we deeply regret any sense of harm they may have experienced while working as a canvasser. In addition to the specific accusations about a director in the office, the post included complaints about the culture of VPIRG’s canvass…

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VPIRG is hiring for a full time Organizing & Advocacy Fellow!

The VPIRG Fellowship is a two-year entry-level organizing and advocacy position that gives you the training and hands on experience to be a leader. If you love VPIRG’s grassroots action, canvass and advocacy on campaigns ranging from promoting clean energy, taking on big money in politics, increasing recycling, getting toxic…

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2021 Legislative Wrap-Up

The Vermont legislature has officially wrapped up its work for the session, and once again VPIRG’s research, member engagement, and advocacy efforts paid off. We were incredibly successful in this “virtual” session, going toe-to-toe against some of the most powerful corporate lobbyists in the state. We’re pleased to announce that…

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Vermont Enacts Groundbreaking Restrictions on Toxic PFAS Chemicals

Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed into law a nation-leading bill that restricts the sale of consumer products that contain toxic chemicals known as PFAS. Legislative leaders and organizations released the following statements in response. Senator Ginny Lyons, Chair of the Senate Committee on Health & Welfare noted, “Firefighters, outdoor enthusiasts,…

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