Senator Leahy, Senator Sanders, and Congressman Welch have expressed strong support for the Great American Outdoors Act. This bill will help grow our outdoor economy and protect the places we love. Update: The Great American Outdoors Act passed in the US Senate on Wednesday, June 17. Next it goes to the House of Representatives. Send […]
Legislation pending before the Vermont House (S.295) aims to keep Vermonters safe from toxic PFAS contamination by starting to turn off the tap of bringing more PFAS chemicals into the state by restricting their use in certain products. Toxic PFAS contamination of Vermonters’ drinking water has continued to devastate communities, while highlighting systemic problems with […]
Sign this petition today to thank the co-sponsors of the Transportation Modernization Act! The Legislature recently introduced the Transportation Modernization Act (H.94), which calls for a variety of policies that will cut costs for Vermonters while making transportation more accessible and cutting climate pollution at the same time. Transportation Modernization Act: Makes all Vermont […]
The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare many sobering realities. It has exposed the dire consequences of failing to listen to science and experts. It has laid bare the high costs of insufficient planning. Over the past few months, the Legislature has been hard at work addressing the immediate needs of Vermonters as the COVID-19 crisis […]
Make your voice heard! Tell your Representative(s) to vote YES on the Global Warming Solutions Act, H.688 — call the State House to leave a message for your Representative(s) at 802-828-2228 or send them a personal email. The bill passed out of the House Energy & Technology Committee 7-2, and will be headed to the […]
The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has been our nation’s most successful conservation and recreation program for 54 years, now permanently reauthorized by Congress after a nationwide advocacy effort. LWCF has invested funds in every state and nearly every county of the U.S. – creating opportunities for Americans to play outside at their local […]
The Vermont legislature overwhelmingly passed legislation to hold toxic polluters accountable (S.37), and the bill is now awaiting Governor Scott’s signature. Governor Scott has expressed concerns about this bill’s potential impact on corporations. Please take a moment to tell the Governor to put Vermonters first and sign S.37!
Call the Governor at (802) 828-3333 or email him at https://governor.vermont.gov/contact-us/message and tell him that we need bold climate action here in Vermont. Polling released in December 2019 showed strong support for a wide range of actions to cut Vermont’s climate pollution – and a dramatically increased level of concern among Vermonters about global warming. […]
We can’t afford NOT to act on climate change. And we can’t do it alone. This session, ask your lawmakers what they plan to do about climate change in the 2019 Legislative Session. Contact your legislator by clicking here. Plus, check out our video about how climate change will affect our kids, which won […]
You’ve likely seen young people across the planet rising up this past year, unifying students and adults alike across the world around the consequences of a dramatically warming – and weirding – world. These climate strikes have been inspired in part by 16-year-old Swedish student, Greta Thunberg, and led by a network of young organizers. For […]
Call on your Representatives to support legislation (S.197) to give Vermonters better legal tools to protect themselves if they’ve been impacted by toxic contamination, like the PFOA contamination in Bennington!
The Trump Administration’s Forest Service has proposed a sweeping new rule to strip environmental review on proposed Forest Service activities on our national forests. Estimates are that as many as 90% of Forest Service decisions could now be fast-tracked and not subject to meaningful environmental review. The proposed changes to the Forest Service’s implementation of […]
VCV is joining the national League of Conservation Voters and other state partners across the country to launch Clean Energy For All – a grassroots campaign to advance clean energy solutions and get us closer to 100% clean energy by 2050. To make this work count, we need you with us. Clean Energy For All starts […]
Make your voice heard! Tell your Senators to vote to override the Governor’s veto of the medical monitoring bill, S.37 — call the State House to leave a message for your Senators at 802-828-2228 or send them a personal email. Tell them to support people, not polluters. In 2019, a bill (S.37) passed through […]
Growing corn for ethanol has already caused the destruction of huge swaths of prairie grassland habitat that vulnerable monarchs depend on for survival. As currently written, the law calls for increasing amounts of biofuels made from soybeans and other crops, threatening even more habitat loss.
Now more than ever, we need companies to step up and tackle toxic chemicals. Will you send a message to America’s top retailers about enacting common-sense policies to safeguard families from toxic chemicals?
We can’t afford to put off protecting our children and all Vermonters from toxic chemicals for another year. We need Vermont legislators to swiftly pass S.103 – a bill that will take important steps to better protect Vermont families from toxic chemicals.