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VBSR Announces 2008 Winners of the Terry Ehrich Awards

Wed, 05/28/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

BURLINGTON, VT Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) will present its 2008 Awards for Excellence in socially responsible business practices at a recognition dinner on the Northern Lights cruise boat on Lake Champlain on the evening of June 12, 2008, from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.

What: 7th Annual Terry Ehrich Awards; Dinner Cruise

Where: Northern Lights Cruise Boat, Burlington, VT

When: Thursday evening, June 12, 2008; 6:00-9:30 p.m.

Board at 5:45 p.m. at King Street Ferry Dock for 6:00 p.m. departure

Entertainment: Starline Rhythm Boys

Woodbury College Announces Partnership

Wed, 05/28/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Woodbury College Announces Partnership with
Beijing Environmental Organization and Prominent Chinese Law School
(MONTPELIER, Vt.) -- Woodbury College President Larry Mandell announced today that the college will develop a curriculum to train approximately 40 legal professionals at Beijings Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims. Woodbury College has also signed a memorandum of understanding with Beijing's Chinese University of Politics and Law (CUPL) to create exchange programs and joint degrees in law and mediation.

GMP's new service center faster and greener

Tue, 05/27/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Facility built to national environmental building standards, receives state grant for solar panels
COLCHESTER, VT...Customers of Green Mountain Power will benefit from faster response times and improved efficiency because of a new service center recently opened in Westminster. Residents of the area are invited to a free neighborhood barbeque on Thursday, May 29, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., to celebrate the grand opening of the environmentally friendly facility located at 1308 Westminster Heights Road, just off I-91 Exit 5.

SVMC Wins Award for Quality Rating

Tue, 05/27/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

SVMC Wins Award for Quality Rating

BENNINGTON - HealthStream Research has recognized Southwestern Vermont Medical Center with its Excellence through Insight award for Highest Community Perception of Quality. The award recognizes SVMC as a hospital at the top of its class for perception of quality of care.

Renewal Of The MILC Program's Charter Finally Becomes Law

Thu, 05/22/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

[NOTE: high-resolution photo from the Milk Toast is available at this link:]
(photo by Senate Photographer)
'Got MILC' Across The Finish Line
Vermont Delegation Performs Traditional 'Milk Toast'
As Renewal Of The MILC Program's Charter Finally Becomes Law
Senate Joins House In Overriding
President's Veto Of The Farm Bill

Green Mountain College Graduates First MBA Class

Wed, 05/21/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

POULTNEY, VT On Saturday, May 17, Green Mountain College celebrated its first class of graduates from the masters degree program in sustainable business.

GMC President John F. Brennan awarded the MBA degrees to ten students during a 10 a.m. ceremony on the lawn outside the Griswold Library. Vermont Governor James Douglas was the commencement speaker for the event, at which the schools undergraduate students also received degrees.

Douglas, Welch decry White House interference in tailpipe emission waiver

Mon, 05/19/2008 - 8:00pm -- tim

Douglas, Welch decry White House interference in tailpipe emission waiver
MONTPELIER, Vt. - Governor Jim Douglas said May 20, 2008, that the Bush administration must stop standing in the way of state efforts to limit tailpipe emissions.
Douglas was reacting to reports that after meeting with White House officials Stephen Johnson, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), reversed his initial support for a waiver - which Vermont and 13 of other states including California has signed on to - allowing states to establish higher tailpipe emissions standards.