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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.

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

Broad Brook Grange enters a new era: New nonprofit plans to purchase historic building and transform it into a new town community center

By Wendy M. Levy, as seen in the Commons Online: http://www.commonsnews.org/site/site05/story.php?articleno=27104&page=1

GUILFORD—On a recent Sunday afternoon, about 60 people gathered to snack on homemade apple pie and ice cream at the Broad Brook Grange.

Lawmakers group to hold hearing at Statehouse for public feedback, new ideas on local economy

As seen in the Commons Online: http://www.commonsnews.org/site/site05/story.php?articleno=27087&page=1

The Vermont House Rural Development Caucus will hold a public hearing at the Statehouse, from 5-7 p.m., on Tuesday, Nov. 7, to hear from municipal, business, education, and nonprofit interests in rural Vermont about what issues are the most pressing.

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