Bernie Sanders Rally in Madison Wisconsin

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With over 10,000 supporters in attendance, Bernie rocks the house... and the House. "Keep the faith... Because you don't have any alternative. You've got to keep fighting." - Bernie Sanders Pay very particular attention at 9:00 into the video. At 9:05 Bernie reacts to the jubilant crowd with a very subtle, but very telling, shake of his head. Watch for it if you think he isn't humbled by what's happening. … [Read more...]

Public Comments at Vermont Pension Investment Committee Encourage Divestment

Jillian Mayer, Divestment Organizer, 350VT

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Sustainable Woodstock Weatherization Forum

Sustainable Woodstock Weatherization Forum

Federal, state and local programs that incentivize more efficient housing The event was chaired by Chris Miller with presentations by Haley Pero from Senator Bernie Sander's office, George Twigg from Congressman Peter Welch's office, Kelly Lucci and Matt Kilcoyne from Efficiency Vermont, and Harald Schmitke from Southeastern Vermont Community Action Group(SEVCA). Certified Home Energy auditors and contractors were available to answer questions about creating an efficient home and to sign … [Read more...]

Commentary: Regarding Proposed Solar Field on Reclaimed Site

Reclaimed Elizabeth Copper Mine. Site or proposed solar project in Strafford Vermont.

Commentary from Strafford Vermont resident Gigi Garner With regard to the proposed private development of a solar field on the reclaimed Elizabeth Mine site in the towns of Strafford and Thetford Yes, everything has consequences, some intended and some unintended. What are the consequences of not using alternative energy sources? What if we continue to use fossil fuel unabated, to release as much carbon and other pollutants into the atmosphere as we want? What if we don’t recycle because it … [Read more...]

Solar Tour in North Tunbridge Vermont

Catamount Solar project N. Tunbridge VT

Residential solar project - up close and personal Neil and Theresa Fitzgerald's home in North Tunbridge Vermont I stopped at Neil and Theresa's during today's Vermont Solar Tour. They own the home of a late relative of mine. Neil told me that he worked with Efficiency Vermont to upgrade the home's efficiency, lowering their overall energy requirements. The efficiency part of the project is still mid stream, but the success of the updates they've done so far have inspired them to do more. … [Read more...]