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Generations in Governance: Bridging Wisdom and Progress

Generations in Governance: Bridging Wisdom and Progress

Senator Ginny Lyons and Representative Esme Cole, two trailblazing legislators on opposing ends of the age spectrum who bridge wisdom and progress, speak about their perspectives, their path to politics, experiences with ageism and misogyny, and their priorities for the rest of this session.

Climate Dispatch: Businesses For Climate Action and Flood Recovery

Climate Dispatch: Businesses For Climate Action and Flood Recovery

Welcome back to the Climate Dispatch! This week was once again chock-full of important testimony on H.289, the Renewable Energy Standard modernization bill, S.213, a climate resilience bill to better protect wetlands and river corridors and enhance dam safety,...

A Sit-down with the Climate Solutions Caucus Co-Chairs

A Sit-down with the Climate Solutions Caucus Co-Chairs

The co-chairs of the Climate Solutions Caucus share their environmental priorities for the session, how their caucus operates and moves policies forward, their personal thoughts on the biennium structure of the Vermont legislature, and where to go from here now that the Senate failed to override Governor Scott’s veto of the modernized Bottle Bill.

Are Dams Holding Us Back?

Are Dams Holding Us Back?

A conversation with Karina Dailey, a restoration ecologist with Vermont Natural Resources Council, about dams and the role they play to unlocking climate resiliency and broader biodiversity

Paying for the Costs of Climate Change

Paying for the Costs of Climate Change

Another legislative week has flown by, with many important conversations happening about our climate and energy priorities. On today’s Climate Dispatch we talk with Senator Anne Watson, Vice Chair of the Senate Natural Resources & Energy committee about the...