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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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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Read the 33rd Annual Trouble in Toyland Report

This holiday season, watch out for dangerous and toxic toys. The Vermont Public Interest Research Group today released its 33rd annual Trouble in Toyland report. The report found toxic amounts of boron in “slime” products and a failure by Amazon to appropriately label choking hazards. Boron can cause nausea, vomiting…

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Retailer report card shows what retailers are acting to protect families from toxic chemicals, many failing

A report released today reveals that major retail companies are making slow but meaningful progress at improving the chemical safety of the products, food, and packaging they sell, but nearly half of those scored — including every restaurant chain evaluated — have failed to take any public measures to help…

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