Summer Jobs for Change: VPIRG is Hiring for the 2022 Canvass

A VPIRG Canvasser on the doorstep of a VPIRG member discussing issues

Apply at: www.vpirg.org/2022CanvassApp Do you care about the environment, climate justice and democracy? Do you want to make a difference in how Vermont responds to these issues, all while getting paid to travel VT, biking around the most scenic parts of the state, and camping with friends? If you answered…

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2022 Legislative Priorities

The 2022 legislative session has begun, and our staff at VPIRG are back to doing what they do best: fighting for the public interest. 2021 marked a year of many victories including universal vote-by-mail, major investments in climate solutions and broadband, the nation’s strongest ban on PFAS chemicals in consumer…

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Press Release: VT on track to ban CFLs

Vermont is on track to become the first state in the nation to ban the sale of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) after the lighting industry conceded to state officials that better, mercury-free alternatives are now widely available. Attention now turns to the wide variety of other mercury-containing fluorescent lighting still…

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Statement on TCI-P

VPIRG members have been pushing for an equitable, substantial Transportation and Climate Initiative Program (TCI-P) for several years. We believe a well-designed program can boost our economy, reduce climate emission, and address inequities in our transportation systems.  In December 2020, a bipartisan group of governors and mayors from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and the District…

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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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