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The Vermont Climate Economy Model Communities Program invites proposals from Vermont towns and local leaders interested in increasing local economic prosperity by working together to identify home, business, and community solutions to address climate change. Two communities will be selected to work with the program in 2018.
By Joseph Gresser, as seen in the Barton Chronicle: https://bartonchronicle.com/community-visit-comes-newport-december-13/
NEWPORT — Jenna Koloski was scurrying around Newport Tuesday taping television interviews, meeting people, handing out fliers, and putting up posters, all in hopes of gathering a large crowd for the Council on Rural Development’s first forum on Wednesday, December 13.
Vermont Council on Rural Development Invites Community Applications for 2018 Climate Economy Model Communities Program
The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) invites communities interested in charting a path to a more prosperous and self-sufficient future to participate in the 2018 Climate Economy Model Communities Program. A collaboration of VCRD, Efficiency Vermont, Vermont’s utilities and other partners, the Program works with two communities annually to help build and implement locally developed plans that increase economic opportunity, affordability, and resilience in the face of climate change.
By Ivan Shadis, as seen in vtdigger.org: https://vtdigger.org/2017/11/08/economy-rural-parts-vermont-still-hurtin...
A program to boost Vermont’s farm and forest industries is having some success, but the state’s economy is still hurting, with about six people a day leaving the workforce, according to speakers at a Statehouse forum.
By Jim Therrian, as seen in the Bennington Banner: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/pownal-business-network-plans-la...
POWNAL — A new business support group called the Pownal Business Network will hold its first meeting on Nov. 8 and simultaneously launch a network website.
The Greater Middlebury Climate Economy Initiative Takes Shape - Next Step: Task Force Meetings on Nov 16
Citizens of Middlebury and surrounding towns gathered on October 26 as part of the Greater Middlebury Climate Economy Initiative to prioritize action ideas that will guide the work of the program moving forward. Lively discussion and 2 rounds of voting resulted in the whittling down of a list of 22 community-generated ideas