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An Economic Agenda for America – 12 Steps Forward

An Economic Agenda for America – 12 Steps Forward

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders shares 12 steps forward “Are we prepared to take on the enormous economic and political power of the billionaire class or do we continue to slide into economic and political oligarchy?…Today, millions of Americans are working longer hours for lower wages. In inflation-adjusted dollars, the median male worker earned $783 lessContinue Reading

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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin Inaugural Address – Jan 08, 2015

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin Inaugural Address – Jan 08, 2015

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin heading to work Inaugural Address Governor Peter Shumlin January 8, 2015 Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, and fellow Vermonters: Thank you for the tremendous honor and opportunity to serve again as Governor. As a Vermonter who grew up, raised my daughters, and built two businessesContinue Reading

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Eat More Kale’s Bo Muller-Moore Wins Trademark Battle

Eat More Kale’s Bo Muller-Moore Wins Trademark Battle

After a three year legal battle small Vermont t-shirt company wins “Chick-fil-A did me a bit of a favor: They handed me lemons, and I made lemonade.” Surrounded by press, friends and supporters, including Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, Bo Muller-Moore took to the microphone and stole the show. With integrity in hand, Bo thanked hisContinue Reading

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Can we 3-D print our way out of the climate crisis?

Can we 3-D print our way out of the climate crisis?

Pre-People’s Climate March Panel Discussion Blew Our Minds Four influential people share their ideas On the evening before the People’s Climate March, September 20, 2014, I was alerted to, and got to attend, a panel discussion entitled, The Climate Crisis: Which Way Out? Brian Lehrer, the popular host of WNYC Radio’s Brian Lehrer Show, moderatedContinue Reading

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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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