The Vermont Climate Change project is a partnership among state and non-profit organizations committed to providing information about global climate change's potential impacts on Vermont. Through examining historical trends in environmental data, changes in Vermont's climate become apparent. For instance, Burlington hit a new monthly high temperature of 98 degrees in September 2002, shattering the previous record of 95 degrees set in 1931. The project focuses on indicators that affect Vermont's economy and Vermonters' health and recreation opportunities. In addition, the Vermont Climate Change project tries to find indicators that are easily observable, such as whether or not Lake Champlain freezes over or when lilacs bloom in the Spring.