VPIRG Joins Legislators, Allies to Support Banning New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure in VT

In a State House press event Wednesday, VPIRG joined with legislators, 350VT, the Youth Lobby and concerned citizens to roll out legislation aimed at banning the construction of new fossil fuel infrastructure in Vermont. Among the elected officials taking a stand for climate justice and against fossil fuels were Representatives…

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Volkswagen Settlement Funds: The Case for Electrification

Last week, VPIRG spoke to members of the Climate Solutions Caucus in the statehouse to outline the various pieces of the Volkswagen Settlements. Our Clean Energy Advocate, Kanika Gandhi, presented the group with a memo (see below) and described the state and federal level settlement outcomes. The caucus is pushing…

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VPIRG hiring passionate people to join summer team!

Apply here: www.vpirg.org/2019-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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VT Groups Unveil Shared Priorities for Climate Action in 2019

On Wednesday, VPIRG joined with a coalition of 25 groups from around Vermont — representing youth, low-income, business, public health, environment and others — to announce a shared platform for Climate Action, detailing our shared policy goals for the 2019 session. In a press event at the Vermont State House…

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Job Announcement: Communications and Engagement Coordinator

Communications and Engagement Coordinator Are you a skilled writer, compelling communicator, digital whiz, eager learner, and passionate about VPIRG’s public interest mission? Communications and Engagement Coordinator may be the role for you! Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) is the largest nonprofit consumer and environmental advocacy organization in Vermont, with…

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VPIRG 2019 Legislative Preview

The 2019 Vermont legislative session kicked off today and we’re excited. This legislature has more new lawmakers than Verrmont has seen in decades and many of them were elected on bold platforms to protect our people and our environment. And it couldn’t come a moment too soon. The challenges we…

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