SunCommon raises $8,800 from Climate Action Film Fest

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SunCommon raises $8,800 from Climate Action Film Fest

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 3:33am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine SunCommon hosted their first ‘Climate Action Film Festival’ earlier this year to inspire local climate action among attendees, while raising money for local environmental advocacy organizations. After hosting nearly a dozen local events throughout Vermont and New York’s Hudson Valley, SunCommon raised over $8,800 through ticket donations to the events.

“SunCommon’s mission is to use our business as a force for good, and the Climate Action Film Festival allows us to inspire climate action through the power of storytelling, while also supporting local organizations we work alongside to address the climate crisis”, SunCommon co-founder Duane Peterson shared. SunCommon partnered with The Vermont Youth Lobby, the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) and Vermont Natural Resource Council (VNRC) to support their grassroots climate organizing efforts. The donated funds will go to support these local group’s work on the front lines to pass strong climate legislation in the Vermont state house.

“VPIRG was proud to partner with SunCommon on this project to support our grassroots efforts in fighting for tangible climate action in this year's legislative session,” said Ben Edgerly Walsh, VPIRG’s climate and energy program director.

The official selection of 2020 Climate Action Film Festival films is now available to stream online at You can also sign up to be the first to learn about next year’s film festival lineup and events.

SunCommon is a market-solution to climate change with a purpose beyond profit. As Vermont’s largest solar provider and a NYSERDA quality leader in the Hudson Valley and Capital Region of New York, we believe that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and brighter future – and renewable energy is where it starts. SunCommon is a Certified B Corp based on a rigorous third party assessment of our commitment to the triple bottom line of people, planet and profit. Our 160 employees are passionate about our values led business. Our mission is to tear down barriers to clean energy and use our business as a force for good. For more information, go to, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter @suncommon.

Source: Waterbury, VT. -- SunCommon