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Vermont Climate Collaborative

Resources for Citizens

Resources for Citizens

  • Warming Globally, Acting Locally : A Vermont Guide to Community Action on Energy and Climate Change is a guide for Vermont citizens interested in taking action on energy security and global warming in their communities.
  • 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.
  • Want to buy local food, but finding it difficult to Buy Local in winter? The Vermont Agency of Agriculture maintains a list of winter farmer's markets statewide. The Northeast Organic Farming Association - VT maintains a comprehensive list of summer and winter markets, and -- for Chittenden County Vermonters -- note in particular that there will be a brand-new Winter Farmers' Market at Memorial Auditorium once-monthly on Saturdays all winter long, beginning on November 22.
  • 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.
  • The New Hampshire Carbon Challenge works to educate, inspire, and support sustained reductions in residential energy consumption.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's What You Can Do web page gives suggestions as to what you can do at home, at school, at the office, or on the road to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions.

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