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Political change is starting on the local level

Political change is starting on the local level

Democratic State House Candidates’ Forum in Thetford Vermont Full House – Standing Room Only I’m not a “reporter.” At least not in the traditional sense of the word. Although, I do like going to events and sharing my impressions. My impressions from last night’s Democratic State House Candidates’ Forum at the Thetford Center Community Building wasContinue Reading

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Senator Bernie Sanders Speaks to Receptive Crowd

Senator Bernie Sanders Speaks to Receptive Crowd

Rebuilding Our Economy and Restoring Our Democracy This country, today, faces some very very serious problems. Old fashioned politics of big money in Washington is not good enough. We need a political revolution in this country.   UPDATE: 7/10/14 National Public Radio came to Vermont and talked to Vermonters about Bernie Sanders. Definitely worth aContinue Reading

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Is it time to change the trajectory of the planet?

Is it time to change the trajectory of the planet?

Bill McKibben just threw down the gauntlet SIGN UP TO ATTEND THE MARCH Rolling Stone just published an important article from 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben. Read the intro here: Get Ready to March by Bill McKibben This is an invitation, an invitation to come to New York City. An invitation to anyone who’d like toContinue Reading

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Rubio Backtracking on Climate Change Claims

Rubio Backtracking on Climate Change Claims

Can a potential Presidential candidate actually ignore science and win? It seems Senator Marco Rubio may be backtracking from his comment over the weekend where he said,  “I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it.” Now he’s saying the US can’t doContinue Reading

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Renewable Energy Vermont Celebrates the Signing of 2014 Net-Metering Bill into Law

Renewable Energy Vermont Celebrates the Signing of 2014 Net-Metering Bill into Law

For Immediate Release:  Contact: Gabrielle Stebbins, Executive Director, Renewable Energy Vermont 802-595-5373, gabrielle@revermont.org ### New law re-opens the opportunity for self-generation to all Vermonters East Montpelier, VT – Governor Peter Shumlin signed H. 702 into law Tuesday morning at the McKnight Farm in East Montpelier, with the enthusiastic support of renewable energy businesses and others supporting a clean, sustainable energy future.Continue Reading

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Vermonters reaffirm support for renewable energy, opposition to fossil fuel expansion

Vermonters reaffirm support for renewable energy, opposition to fossil fuel expansion

PRESS RELEASE Gabrielle Stebbins, Ex. Dir., Renewable Energy Vermont March 5, 2014 – At town meetings across the state, Vermonters voted overwhelmingly in support of renewable energy and against the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure in the Green Mountain State. 80% of voters in Lowell cast ballots in favor of Kingdom County Wind. Voters inContinue Reading

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Steve Berry’s Passionate Plea for GMO Labeling

Steve Berry’s Passionate Plea for GMO Labeling

“Corporatocracy has taken over and the citizens of Vermont don’t want it.” “We want you to make a committed stand and we will stand with you.” “I would appeal to you to pass this bill without a trigger. Because it’s a moral issue and it’s an ethical issue and a spiritual issue.”

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Testifying in Song: A First in Vermont History

Testifying in Song: A First in Vermont History

 The Vermont Senate Agriculture Committee takes musical testimony in support of GMO food labeling bill H.112  At the February 6th Public Hearing Hundreds Turn Up to Support H.112 Passage The day after the public hearing, the Vermont Senate Agriculture Committee passed the bill onto the Senate Judiciary Committee with two alternative “trigger” clauses removed makingContinue Reading

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Our Buying Power Has More Power Than We Know

Our Buying Power Has More Power Than We Know

Holding back your spending to affect change is the key to changing the economy How you spend your money matters Hari Sreenivasan from the PBS News Hour interviews Times Contributor, Nelson Schwartz. They talk about how traditionally, the middle class buying power would pull us out of an economic slump.This time it’s different, not becauseContinue Reading

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Oil Rules DC – Likely Approval of Keystone XL

Oil Rules DC – Likely Approval of Keystone XL

Steve Curwood, from the radio program, “Living on Earth,” interviews former White House Energy Analyst Bob McNally. McNally is convinced that President Obama, although taking a hit, will approve the Keystone XL pipeline. He suggests that the Tar Sands oil will come out, one way or the other, because of our world-wide addiction to it.Continue Reading

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