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Bennington College receives $4 million gift to support poetry initiative

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 12:12pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Poetry at Bennington, a program of short-term residencies that brings established and emerging poets to Bennington College for public readings and close work with students, has been endowed with a gift of $4 million from longstanding donors to the College. This gift advances the endowment goal of the recently announced $150 million Bennington College capital campaign.

Olympic snowboarding medalist to meet with legislators Thursday to urge action on climate change

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:53am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont Olympic Snowboarder Alex Deibold will join leaders from iconic Vermont winter recreation businesses and advocates from Protect Our Winters (POW) to meet with the Vermont Legislature’s Climate Solutions Caucus to discuss the disastrous impact of climate change on the state’s winter economy and the urgent need for legislative action this year.

PC Construction names Jay Fayette president and CEO

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:44am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Board of Directors of PC Construction have announced Jay Fayette, a South Burlington, Vermont resident, will serve as president and CEO of the employee-owned construction company. Fayette has been at the company for 24 years and most recently served as President and COO leading the company at a time of heightened competition and alternative project delivery methods.

Sanders: Community Health Centers, providing affordable and quality care

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:39am -- tim

by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) In Vermont and around the country, we have a major crisis in primary health care. Far too many people are unable to see a doctor or a dentist when they need one. Some people lack health insurance and can’t afford the care. For others, especially in rural areas like Vermont, there are simply no doctors or dentists nearby. The result is that patients become sicker than they should, and some eventually end up in emergency rooms. Others suffer unnecessarily and some even die. Meanwhile, our health care system wastes billions of dollars on expensive care that could be avoided by strengthening how we deliver preventative and primary care.

Sugarbush Resort partners with Protect Our Winters (POW)

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 9:00am -- Brandon

Vermont Business Magazine Sugarbush Resort has partnered with Protect Our Winters (POW) at their highest level of commitment, joining Patagonia, Burton, Aspen Snowmass, Clif Bar, North Face, REI, Ikon Pass, and other corporate leaders in the fight against climate change. POW focuses on educational, activist, and advocacy initiatives.

EPA to award $43,551 to Vermont DEC for food waste management projects

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 6:25am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation was selected to receive funding for projects to help reduce food waste and loss and divert food waste from landfills by expanding anaerobic digester capacity in the United States. These projects further the federal government’s efforts set forth in the Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative.

EPA community grants available in New England

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 4:14am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The US Environmental Protection Agency is making grants available for New England communities to support EPA’s “Back-to-Basics” agenda to reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health and improve the quality of life. EPA New England’s Healthy Communities Grant Program is accepting applications for projects that will benefit one or more New England communities. EPA plans to award about 10 cooperative agreements, for a total of approximately $250,000 under this funding opportunity. The deadline to submit applications is May 28.

Apply now for the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 3:56am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is now accepting applications for the Vermont Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The annual award recognizes leaders from across the state, celebrating the actions they have taken to advance environmental sustainability. DEC encourages Vermonters to nominate a business, school, community, or entrepreneur for a sustainability project they took on during 2018.

Seedsheet’s facilitates 'Farm Delivery' for gardeners of any skill level

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 3:15am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Vermont-based AgTech startup Seedsheet today introduced their new “Design Your Own” gardens feature for interactive customization of personal garden kits, along with a revamped website. The newly built, custom website features helpful tips and guides for maintaining a healthy garden for homegrown food, including individual profiles for over 85 plants that can be harvested with Seedsheet.

Climate marchers give messages to lawmakers

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 2:48am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Five days after starting their walk from Middlebury, hundreds of climate justice activists arrived at the Vermont State House, calling for immediate legislative action to address the climate crisis. During the journey of over 60 miles, walkers highlighted the climate consequences of the build-out of the Vermont Gas pipeline, while also celebrating and promoting examples of climate solutions.

2019 gift brings NorthCountry support of Y to over $800,000

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 4:51pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine Greater Burlington YMCA President & CEO Kyle Dodson announced today that NorthCountry Federal Credit Union has made an eighth annual gift of $100,000 to support Y Youth Development programs in the community. Combined with seven consecutive previous $100,000 gifts and earlier program funding, this brings NorthCountry’s support of the Y to more than $800,000 over a decade.