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Vermont gets over $200,000 to help protect wetlands

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 5:35am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine EPA has awarded $1,345,000 million in grants to strengthen the capacity of the states to protect and restore wetlands. The Wetland Program Development Grants provide interstate agencies, tribes, and nonprofit organizations with funding to develop and refine comprehensive state and local wetlands programs.  Supplemental funding for these projects will be awarded in FY18 but the amounts will be budget dependent.

Burlington 2030 District created to address climate change

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:10am -- tim
Vermont Business Magazine Leading Burlington businesses and institutions have committed over 3.6 million square feet to participate in the Burlington 2030 District, a private-public partnership working to reduce building energy consumption, water use and transportation emissions 50% by 2030. By establishing the economic case for the necessary reductions, the District helps property owners increase asset value, reduce operating costs, and create a healthier community.

SIT turns on new solar array

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:59am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The School for International Training this week activated a new solar power project that is expected to produce approximately 260,200 kilowatt hours (kWh) of renewable energy annually and mitigate 183 metric tons of carbon in the first year alone. The 196.5-kilowatt project is also expected to save the institution approximately $10,000 in energy costs per year. The carbon offset equates to more than 105 tons of coal burned annually. 

Green Mountain College: You can afford to make a difference

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:15am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine It's that time of year when prospective college students are researching and applying for college admission. Students are eager to find the right college to prepare them for the career and life of their dreams. A top concern of prospective students, and their parents, is the cost of that dream education, and how to pay for it. Green Mountain College (GMC), in Poultney is recognized as the nation's number-one ranked curriculum for environmental, social and economic sustainability. GMC prepares students for productive and fulfilling lives to make a positive difference in the world. And the college is equally dedicated to making their "First in Sustainability" education affordable.

Weinberger releases final Schurz Communications LOI to buy Burlington Telecom

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:01pm -- tim

by Timothy McQuiston Vermont Business Magazine The City of Burlington today released the final Schurz Communications Letter of Intent (LOI), following the City Council’s approval of the conceptual LOI at its last meeting on November 27, 2017. The non-binding LOI will be discussed at the City Council’s next meeting on December 11, 2017, and Council’s vote on the definitive documents that memorialize the commitments in the LOI is expected on December 18, 2017.

Scott strengthens code of ethics for executive branch

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 3:43pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Governor Phil Scott issued an Executive Order this week, updating and enhancing the Executive Code of Ethics (Executive Order No. 19-17). Historically, the Code of Ethics has reflected a governor’s interest in ensuring fairness and impartiality in the conduct of State business, while at the same time encouraging the recruitment and retention of those best qualified to serve in government. 

Citizens Bank invites nonprofits to apply for financial literacy funding

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 3:34pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine As part of an ongoing commitment to give people the confidence and tools they need to budget, save, invest and be fiscally healthy, Citizens Bank is now accepting applications from Vermont nonprofits for crucial financial literacy services that help consumers better manage their money. From December 11- 29, 2017, organizations throughout the bank’s 11-state retail banking footprint are invited to submit an application for funding as part of the bank’s Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money financial literacy initiative.

Contemporary Design Group names Lyndon Furniture design award winner

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 1:28pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Contemporary Design Group has named the winner of the group’s 2017 Edward Haimsohn Design Award. First place went to Molinari Design for the Rondo seating collection. The Rondo collection features a sofa and chair designed by Lucy Kurrein that was inspired by punching bags. First runner up went to the Unity dining table, designed by Sean Breen and Shawn Straffin for Lyndon Furniture.