Celebrating Climate-Conscious Vermont Businesses

This fall, we’re taking some time to visit businesses across Vermont to learn about how they’re responding to the climate crisis. We’ll be chatting with business owners about why climate action is a priority for them, and learning about the specific steps their businesses are taking to minimize their carbon footprint while maximizing both profits and customer satisfaction.

In every corner of the state, the movement for bold climate action is growing, and some of the most innovative solutions and powerful actions are coming from green leaders in Vermont’s business community. We’re excited to share some of these success stories with you.

These success stories are also part of why we’re so excited to work to expand Vermont’s efficiency and electrification programs this coming legislative session. Efficiency Vermont, our utilities, and companies around Vermont have gotten very good at cutting climate pollution – now we just need to back that expertise up with the resources needed to get Vermont on track to hit our climate commitments.

Click here to learn more about our 2020 climate agenda, and what you can do to help push for bold climate action.

A Conversation with Ricky the Meadmaker
Groenfell Meadery, Saint Albans, VT

The team at Groenfell Meadery, located in Saint Albans, doesn’t just brew delicious craft mead – they’re also working with Efficiency Vermont and Green Mountain Power to embrace technology that allows them to reduce their energy use and climate impact, saving them money and protecting the environment as well. Watch head brewer “Ricky the Meadmaker” share about their innovative systems…

A Conversation with Emily Hershberger
Buffalo Mountain Co-Op, Hardwick, VT

Buffalo Mountain Co-Op, located in Hardwick, is a not-for-profit corporation owned by its members. They’re committed to providing their community with whole foods and other products, which are grown or made with the health and well-being of our planet and its inhabitants in mind. In line with their values, they’re also working to embrace technology that allows them to reduce their energy use and climate impact, saving them money and protecting the environment as well. Watch general manager Emily Hershberger share about the efficiency improvements they’re making in partnership with Efficiency Vermont…

A Conversation with Rubin Bennett
rB Technologies, East Montpelier, VT

rB Technologies, an IT company based in East Montpelier, works to design and deploy elegantly built Information Technology systems. They believe in making technology work for their customers, and are committed to being environmentally and socially responsible. Hear founder Rubin Bennett share about how a lesson he learned from his father has informed his business practices, including his decision to invest in an electric vehicle fleet for his staff…

A Conversation with Jen Kimmich
The Alchemist Brewery, Stowe, VT

The Alchemist Brewery doesn’t just brew delicious beer – they’re also committed to adopting sustainable practices. Watch co-founder and CEO Jen Kimmich share about their ambition of becoming a net zero business – and how they’re already well on their way to achieving that goal…

A Conversation with Bill Leberge
Grassroots Solar, Dorset, VT

Grassroots Solar is a solar installation company located in Dorset, Vermont. They’re committed to helping Vermonters save money and help the environment by installing solar panels, and believe that solar power and energy efficiency go hand in hand. Watch owner Bill Leberge share about how they help their customers get the most bang for their buck by working in partnership with Efficiency Vermont…