Clean Cities Events

Vermont Clean Cities Coalition Annual Stakeholder's Meeting - April 10, 2008

The VCCC held its first meeting of 2008 in the UVM Sugar Maple Ballroom at the Davis Center. The agenda was as follows:

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Updates from stakeholders on activities
  3. Review of past year – Karen Glitman, Vermont Clean Cities Coordinator
  4. "Beyond GHG: Vehicle Emissions and Idling" – Dr. Britt Holmen
  5. Goals for next year
  6. Wrap up

With over 30 people in attendance including stakeholders from organizations such as the American Lung Association, Chittenden County Metropolitan Planning Organization, and the Vermont Agency of Transportation, as well as students, professors and residents from throughout the state, the meeting outlined the past year's success and the Coalition's promising future. Karen Glitman, the Vermont Clean Cities program coordinator, kicked the meeting off with National and Vermont Clean Cities trivia and handed out UVM Transportation Research Center hats as prizes.

Dr. Britt Holmén, UVM professor of Engineering, offered a very compelling presentation on idling and the threat of particulate emissions from vehicles.

The meeting adjourned with group feedback on positive steps for the future and suggestions on how the state may create policies for idling and vehicle emissions. For more information on VCCC, please contact Karen Glitman at 656-8868 or