In 2013, VCRD ran a Community Visit process in Manchester. One of the priorities chosen by the town was to "Redevelop the Riverside and Open a Riverwalk." We're so happy to see this story sharing the progress so far.
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As heard on Vermont Public Radio. Listen to the story here: http://digital.vpr.net/post/fill-void-left-vermont-yankee-vernon-looks-n...
Energy leaders from across the state met in Vernon this week to help the town plan for life after Vermont Yankee.
On Tuesday, October 4th 2016, all members of the Brighton community are invited to participate in a series of forums in town to share their concerns and ideas. VCRD will bring a team of close to 20 federal, state, business, nonprofit, and philanthropic leaders who will listen to residents and will return in months ahead to the community with recommendations, ideas and support in developing action plans and funding strategies. Click HERE for the schedule of the day.
As seen on The Commons: http://www.commonsnews.org/site/site05/story.php?articleno=15418&page=1#...
VERNON—Is a general store in the town’s future?
At least 175 residents think so, according to information provided by Annette Roydon, chair of the Store Committee, which was formed after the first few community visits from the Vermont Council for Rural Development.
AllEarth Renewables has developed an award-winning solar tracking system right here in the Green Mountains which produces up to 45% more energy than typical fixed solar systems. Distributed nation-wide through a team of solar installers, more than 3,000 systems are currently powering homes, businesses, and other institutions from coast to coast.
Front Porch Forum (FPF) is a free community-building platform that now serves every town in Vermont.* This service helps residents communicate with their neighbors, connecting people to their community and each other.
Many mobile home residents in Vermont are faced with a significant challenge; while their incomes are often low, their energy costs are high. Since 2013, Efficiency Vermont and the VT Housing and Conservation Board have teamed up on a Mobile Home Replacement Program to address this challenge and eliminate the energy, health, and maintenance burdens that mobile homes place on low-income Vermonters.
By Adam Federman, as seen in vtdigger.org: http://vtdigger.org/2016/07/20/carbon-tax-one-issue-dividing-gubernatori...
RUTLAND — Can Vermont meet its own economic needs and still effectively address the issue of global climate change?