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 for all funding, both the ...

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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 most successful summer canvass in our 45+ year history. But ...

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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 Wednesday, the coalition urged action on ...

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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 over 50,000 members and supporters. Our mission ...

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Get the Lead Out: Safe Drinking Water in Schools Toolkit

Our children need safe drinking water – especially in their schools. This may seem obvious – but unfortunately schools across the nation have tested positive for lead and other contaminants. In Vermont this past fall, 16 schools had their water tested as part of a pilot water testing program and all 16 found lead in their ...

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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 face are as great as they’ve ever ...

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