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Center for Research on Vermont

Recent Newsletters

05-23-2017

Vermont Research News: Legislators, public policy, maple syrup and more...

Vermont’s universal recycling law is working, according to a recent report from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation. The state has seen a 5% decrease in solid waste in landfills and a 2% increase in recycling and composting between 2015 to 2016. At the same time, the law has led to a 40% increase in fresh food ...

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04-13-2017

Vermont Research News: Vermont Parks, Working Women, Child Care and more…

Four trail networks alone account for $29.6 million in economic activity and 325 jobs according to a report by the Vermont Trails & Greenways Council. The grand total includes trail tickets and rentals, as well as other likely purchases made by trail-dwellers, like craft beer at a brewery or a lunch at a local restaurant.

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03-15-2017

Vermont Research News: French Connections, Organic farming, Granite workers and more....

Nearly a quarter of Vermont families can trace their ancestry back to French Canadians who migrated to work in Vermont between the 1830s and 1930s. By the close of the Great Depression, close to 100,000 French Canadians had settled here. The lasting historical, cultural and economic impacts of these migrations are explored in the ...

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