The Central Vermont Community Action Council (CVCAC), with funding from the State of Vermont Agency of Human Services, and in partnership with the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network (VECAN) and Efficiency Vermont, is implementing an intensive public education program, Button Up Vermont, to mobilize Vermonters to save energy in their homes. Through a series of two-hour workshops around the state, citizens will learn about the fundamentals of how buildings lose energy and do-it-yourself opportunities for saving energy, including behavioral changes and low-cost weatherization measures. The objective of this program is to conduct home energy savings workshops in 100 communities -- reaching thousands of Vermonters.
The Burlington Legacy Project was created in 1999 to help maintain the qualities of Burlington, Vermont that make it a place where people choose to live and raise families. Burlington has won national awards for being a livable city and offering a vibrant lifestyle. The Project is currently rewriting Burlington's Climate Action Plan (CAP), a comprehensive plan to guide change for the economic, environmental, and social health of Burlington for years to come. On September 18, 2008 the City unveiled its 2007 greenhouse gas inventory, as part of the CAP process. Expected completion date is December 2008, and participants are needed!
The 10% Challenge Program is a voluntary program to raise public awareness about global climate change and to encourage households and businesses to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by at least 10 percent.