NZV Project-Partner Way To Go! Recognized 

Posted on October 5, 2017

We are thrilled that the Way to Go! Challenge was recognized as a 'Renewable Energy Innovator' by Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) at the REV2017 conference this month. Reducing carbon pollution from transportation sources is a key strategy for achieving our goals.

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Net Zero Event: Team Bridges - Rethinking Montpelier and Beyond

Posted on September 26, 2017

A discussion hosted by the Gund Institute for Environment at UVM and Net Zero Vermont will explore sustainable urban planning, design, energy and public engagement to advance Montpelier's efforts to go "Net Zero" by 2030, and to forge closer ties between regional stakeholders. 

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SUSTAINABLE MONTPELIER COALITION FORMED

Posted on September 8, 2017

Dan Jones formed the Sustainable Montpelier Coalition (SMC) to carry forward the local momentum from the Sustainable Montpelier 2030 design competition. This new not-for-profit organization aims to be “a catalyst” — to be the bridge between the public and private organizations in town.

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TRISH SEARS JOINS THE BOARD & NEW ADVISORS, JULIE CAMPOLI & LIZ VOGEL

Posted on September 8, 2017

Trish Sears

_pmsears headshot_.jpg.jpegTrish is Director, Co-Founder, President & CEO of Northeast Kingdom Tamarack, Inc. (NEKTI) Consulting. NEKTI specializes in forming strategic partnerships to leverage funding and other resources and in representing corporations, projects, programs and organizations to donors, state, the U.S. and foreign governments, multilateral organizations, and the media. Trish is a member of the board of directors of the Gilman Housing Trust, president and chair of AARP Vermont Executive Council, and publisher of Newport Daily Express (NDE), which serves 25 communities in the Kingdom: Albany, Barton, Beebe, Brighton, Brownington, Charleston, Coventry, Craftsbury, Derby, Derby Line, Evansville, Glover, Greensboro, Holland, Irasburg, Jay, Lowell, Morgan, Newport City, Newport Town, North Troy, Orleans, Troy, Westfield and Westmore.

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VERMONT SCHOOLS ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE! JOIN US!

Posted on August 22, 2017

The 2017 Way To Go! School Challenge is back! All K–12 schools in Vermont are encouraged to get on board to battle carbon pollution.

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Budd RDC's make a stop in Montpelier and Barre

Posted on August 15, 2017

The Budd RDC passenger cars stop in Montpelier and Barre before heading to their new temporary home in Websterville, Vermont.

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From renewables to rails: David Blittersdorf & Deb Sachs

Posted on August 4, 2017

The Vermont Conversation with David Goodman

Debra Sachs is co-founder and executive director of Net Zero Vermont, which promotes carbon neutral solutions for communities, including Montpelier. David Blittersdorf and Sachs talk about their work to move to a sustainable future and the promise and controversies around the expansion of renewable energy. (July 26, 2017 broadcast)

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Rail boosters celebrate progress toward expanded service

Posted on August 3, 2017
BURLINGTON — Railroad officials and advocates on Wednesday praised state lawmakers’ efforts to expand passenger service in Vermont.

Northern Vermont is on the cusp of implementing two significant rail expansions: restoring passenger service to downtown Burlington, and extending Amtrak’s Vermonter line to Montreal.

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COULD COMMUTER RAIL BE COMING TO VERMONT?

Posted on August 2, 2017

Vermont's Seven Days newspaper reports on aspirations to bring commuter rail to Vermont. Mentioned in the story is the support for more passenger rail expressed during the SUSTAINABLE MONTPELIER 2030 Design Competition

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Elizabeth courtnery commentary on vtdigger

Posted on March 9, 2017

We thank Elizabeth Courtney for her eloquent commentary published by VtDigger. Elizabeth highlights the challenges to building a sustainable Montpelier and the "potential to become a positive and uplifting model for the nation."

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