SUSTAINABLE MONTPELIER COALITION FORMED

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.

Sustainable Montpelier Coalition is applying for a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS. In the meantime, Net Zero Vermont will act as fiscal agent and will accept donations on behalf of the Coalition. 

NZV will continue to focus on statewide, regional and multi-town sustainability projects supporting communities interested in exploring and advancing their vision including deeper work in low carbon energy and transportation systems. Design competitions, charrettes and special projects help communities and business move to net zero energy.

Together, NZV and SMC have identified improved access to transportation options in the five towns of Barre, Montpelier, Berlin, Middlesex and Waterbury — or what Team Bridges labeled as the “Capital Corridor” — as an ideal project for ongoing collaboration.