On Thursday, June 8th the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) presented its annual Vermont Lifetime Leadership Award to Paul Bruhn, the Executive Director of Preservation Trust of Vermont for his transformational leadership in historic preservation and community development.
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Danielle Laberge has always dreamed of staying and working in Vermont, but after completing her studies in botany and ecology at Vassar College, many told her that she would need to leave her home state in order to advance her career.
We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Lyndon. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 4 priority areas for future action: Support business growth and economic development; Establish a unified recreation program and build a Lyndon community and recreation center; Build a formal school, college, and community partnership; and Revitalize downtown businesses and storefronts. Visit http://vtrural.org/town/lyndon for stories and news about our work with Lyndon.
New Frameworks is a natural design and construction firm with a central mission to help lead the transformation of our state and region into a climate-adaptive, sustainable place. New Frameworks designs, builds, and renovates homes and small commercial projects that connect with place and help lower our carbon footprint.
As seen in vtdigger.org: https://vtdigger.org/2017/05/14/first-climate-economy-town-begins-charti...
POWNAL — About 30 residents turned out last week to begin planning how to foster a healthy local economy in an era of climate change.
Pownal is the first town in the Climate Economy Model Communities initiative of the Vermont Council on Rural Development.
Middlebury is up next, said Paul Costello, executive director of the council.
By Jim Therrien, as seen in the Bennington Banner: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/first-climate-community-initiati...
POWNAL — The Vermont Council on Rural Development launched its first Climate Economy Model Communities initiative Tuesday in Pownal, with about 30 residents turning out to begin planning for a series of public forums.