VPIRG’s mission is to promote and protect the health of Vermont’s people, environment and locally-based economy by informing and mobilizing citizens statewide.


Fighting the climate crisis, repowering Vermont, and saving Vermonters money with clean energy solutions.

Putting people ahead of profits and standing up to powerful special interests on behalf of all Vermonters.

Making government more open, responsive to and reflective of ordinary citizens.

Eliminating toxins from consumer products, drinking water, and our environment.

Working to dismantle systemic racism to ensure equal rights and treatment are afforded to all Vermonters.

Reducing waste to protect the natural environment that is so central to our ecosystem, economy and way of life.


News & Updates

VPIRG is hiring for a full time Climate Campaign Manager

VPIRG is hiring for a full time Climate Campaign Manager

VPIRG seeks an energetic, confident, creative climate leader who is eager to get out from behind their screen and create a buzz, organize media and visibility events, inspire policymakers to stop dragging their feet, and be a voice for unequivocal and urgent action on climate and equity. The VPIRG Climate Campaign Manager role is a ...

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We’re headed down to Windham!

We're headed down to Windham!

Camping at Fort Dummer in Brattleboro to canvass in Windham County is an age-old tradition for the VPIRG summer canvass (see the full office sending off our canvass day in 2019 in the featured photo on the left). This week, although we won’t be able to pull off our office-wide trip down south, a group ...

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

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 chemicals out of everyday products, ...

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Make Polluters Pay: Support a Climate Superfund

Make Polluters Pay: Support a Climate Superfund

When you were a kid I bet someone told you that, “When you make a mess, you help clean it up.” And my guess is – since you are a VPIRG member – that you’ve been doing your best to live by that standard. It’s not always easy, but it’s the responsible and fair thing ...

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Governor Signs Community Broadband Bill Into Law

Governor Signs Community Broadband Bill Into Law

With the governor signing H.360 into law, Vermont has enacted the most significant investment in state history to provide world-class broadband internet service to every Vermont resident. Perhaps most importantly, instead of directing precious resources to the same large telecoms that have failed to deliver universal access to Vermonters, this legislation invests in community-based solutions. This legislation ...

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Universal Mail-in Voting Becomes Law in Vermont

Universal Mail-in Voting Becomes Law in Vermont

Advocacy groups, civic organizations, and businesses hailed a brand-new law, signed by Gov. Phil Scott today, requiring ballots to be mailed to all active Vermont voters in general elections moving forward. The policy that was put in place as a one-time emergency measure in 2020 during the early days of the pandemic.   Mail-in voting contributed to ...

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The VPIRG 2021 Canvass is Underway!

The VPIRG 2021 Canvass is Underway!

At VPIRG, this time of year usually means ramping up our annual summer door-to-door canvass to renew and recruit thousands of VPIRG members and build support for one of our priority campaigns. Unfortunately, if you looked around Vermont today, you wouldn’t see any VPIRG canvassers on bikes, heading up long driveways, knocking on doors and building ...

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2021 Legislative Wrap-Up

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 a number of our top ...

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