Our thoughts go out to the UVM students, faculty,
staff that were impacted by Hurricane Irene. If you or a friend need
support there are a number of resources available on campus and in the
help. If you are not sure where to go please contact the Office of Student
& Community Relations and we will help connect you.
is also joining forces with others across the state to help in the
effort. Volunteers and donations are still needed! Click here
to learn how you can help.
Fall is the best time to score free bikes,
laptops, iPods and cameras. . .
if you’re a thief.
Protect yourself with common sense. Don’t
leave anything valuable in your car, even if locked, even if
it’s out of sight. Cars with chargers but no phone in view, or
those with a jacket draped over a pile in the back seat is a temptation
thieves won’t resist. Ditto the cupholder with change or backpack.
Biking makes it easy to get around. We’re
not the only ones who think so. Bikes locked to porch railings
get stolen. So do bikes left in sheds or garages. If you
want your bike to be there when you go back, get a quality U-lock and
attach to something burly or metal. It’s not as easy to carry
around as a cable lock, but it’s not nearly as easy to cut through,
Lastly, we know it can be a drag to make sure your
roommates have keys, lock the door and close and lock windows every
time they leave the house, but it’s much
less stressful than rewriting final papers because someone stole your
laptop. Keep your wallet and purse out of sight –
especially if people are coming over who you don’t know well. It
sucks – but it happens. And hopefully you never need it, but if
you do, renter’s insurance (most insurance companies offer it) or personal property insurance
the best $150 you’ve ever spent.
We’re lucky that Burlington is a very safe city
for its size. While common sense is a great deterrent, it can’t
guarantee that you’ll never be a victim of a crime. If you
is here to help. You can find us on
facebook or call 540-2394. In the meantime, remember:
happens. Lock it or lose it.
Concerned About the Safety & Condition of
Your Rental Property? Here are Some Tips from VT Tenants!
What To Do About Major Code Violations
(For Burlington Tenants) A TENANT Information Sheet
PRODUCED BY VERMONT TENANTS/CVOEO
Under both Vermont State law and Burlington law,
tenants have the right to safe and decent housing. If you have problems
in your rented housing that present real health or safety threats, then
those problems violate Vermont's Warranty of Habitability law and
Burlington's minimum housing codes. If there are such problems with
your rental unit, here are some steps you can take.
First and Always (If at all possible), talk with
your landlord about the problem. Explain what needs to be fixed. If he
or she does not take action to fix the problem in a reasonably timely
--- Contact Burlington Code Enforcement (863-0442) or fill out an
Housing Complaint Form.
An inspector can order the landlord to make the
needed repairs. Also, if an inspector finds serious code violations in
your rental unit then the inspector's order will serve as your proof
that real problems exist and it is your insurance against a retaliatory
Retaliation against a tenant for making a
legitimate complaint to an inspector is illegal.
To read the full tenant action sheet click
--- For more info on your rights as a tenant contact:
Tenants at 864-0099.
Vermont Tenants, is located at:
294 North Winooski Avenue,
Burlington, Vermont; 05401
(802) 864-0099 or 1-800-287-7971
your neighbors are connected to each
online via a local invention called Front Porch Forum. Join the
conversation today by SIGNING UP at http://frontporchforum.com
and POSTING a message or two.
"As a college
student and renter, I often don't have the normal tools for doing
things around the house. Front Porch Forum has been a great help
at finding neighbors willing to lend out a shovel in the wintertime, a
hammer & nails, or even some flour. I definitely feel more at
home here in Burlington as a student thanks to Front Porch Forum."
Matt, UVM student
More than 28,000 households
subscribe across 60 VT towns, including half
of Burlington and 1,000+
UVMers! Check it out today at http://frontporchforum.com
Breakfast and Lunch is easy, convenient and
cheaper than you may think! Did you know that as an off-campus
student you’re eligible for the meal point bonus? If you add $100 or
more you get a 10% bonus. If you add $250 or more you get a 20% bonus.
This means that $250 buys you 300 points that won’t expire until you
use them or leave UVM. Take advantage of dining close to classes
and the great value that our off-campus meal plans offer!
Dinner on campus is quick and affordable.
Being able to go out for dinner or cook meals for yourself and your
roommates is part of what living off campus is all about. But eating
out gets expensive quickly and both dining out and cooking take a lot
of time, a precious commodity here at UVM. Let us do the cooking and
the cleaning for you! Stay on campus and enjoy an all-you-can-eat meal
at one of our three Unlimited dining halls for one low price or take
advantage of our retail points bonus to save big on a meal to take home
from Brennan’s, the Marketplace, New World Tortilla or any of your
favorite on-campus spots.
encourage you try something new at Brennan’s using this great coupon
and to consider how convenient and affordable dining on campus can be
when you add points or meals. Contact the Meal Plan Office to
add points/meals by phone or visit us in the Living/Learning A
building. 802-656-2945. More information at http://uds.uvm.edu
Jump on your bike and join thousands of Vermonters for music, speakers
and special guests, awareness, and the largest day of climate activism
in Vermont history!
On September 24th, Local Motion, along with UVM’s Bike Users Group,
the Nor’easter festival, and 350VT are joining forces for 350.org’s
Moving Planet Day. On this day, thousands of events around the
world, from Cape Town to Delhi, Buenos Aires to Berlin, will engage
millions of people in taking action on the climate crisis.
To get Burlington in on the action a Capitol Ride
will engage Vermonters in embracing the efficiency,
affordability, and joy of biking! The Capitol Ride will begin at
10:30am from the Nor’easter festival grounds and join more riders at
the UVM Green before heading out along the easy 34-mile route to
Montpelier. In Montpelier riders will join thousands of other
Vermonters for the 350 Rally at the Capitol! Riders can get
pre-ride bikes checks, enjoy an on-route resting point, and have access
to transportation back from the 350 Rally. Also, all riders
receive discounts to admission at the Nor’easter festival! Join
us as Local Motion, UVM’s Bike Users Group, the Nor’easter festival,
and 350VT look to move Vermont!
For more information on the rally visit:
movingplanet.org and search for the Montpelier event. For
information on the Nor’easter festival visit: noreasterems.com.
To stay up to date on the Capitol Ride please join us at our Facebook
event, search on Facebook for 350 Burlington!
Ever wonder what the deal is with
bikes and stop signs? What
about crosswalks – who gets to go and when? And what’s the best
thing you can do to not get hit by a car at night?
Get answers to these questions and many more
online at www.safestreetsVT.org,
a project of Local Motion, UVM, and other partners. You’ll find
the rules of the road in plain English, along with some resources for
staying safe as you walk, bike, or drive between home and campus.
If you need a new bike helmet, a reflective vest, some bike lights, or
any other safety gear, Local Motion can help!
here to download a $6 coupon that is good at any of the outdoor
town. Being visible is one of the most important things you can
do to make sure you don’t become a statistic.
The bottom line is, safety is a two-way street. If you’re on foot
and want cars to let you cross, do your part and make sure you’re
visible. If you’re on a bike and want cars to give you space, try
following the same rules as cars. And if you’re driving and want
pedestrians to wait for the signal, play nice and don’t run the red
light. Give respect to get respect: