The 2017 Way to Go! School Challenge Results

Posted on December 14, 2017

We’re excited to announce that 8,984 students, faculty and staff participated in the Challenge from 48 schools across the state. That’s a 23% increase in school participation from last year! Thirty-eight schools achieved at least a 50% participation rate to be eligible to win this year’s big prize — an AllEarth Renewables Solar Tracker.

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Montpelier Advances to Final Round in National Competition

Posted on November 22, 2017

The Georgetown University Energy Prize recognizes top performing communities for increasing energy efficiency, reducing municipal and household energy budgets.

 

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TOWNS, ADVOCATES, & UTILITIES: ACHIEVING TOTAL RENEWABLE ENERGY TOGETHER

Posted on October 5, 2017

Deb Sachs was the moderator at the Renewable Energy Vermont Conference, October 2, 2017.

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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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