Energy Independent Vermont is a growing coalition of environmental organizations, Vermont businesses and business associations, academic leaders, low-income advocates and Town Energy Committees all dedicated to a simple goal: address the problem of climate change by putting a price on pollution here in Vermont.

vpirg-logo-300w The Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) is the largest nonprofit consumer and environmental advocacy organization in Vermont, with over 30,000 members and supporters. VPIRG’s mission is to promote and protect the health of Vermont’s people, environment and locally-based economy by informing and mobilizing citizens statewide. Learn more at www.vpirg.org. Main Contact: Ben Walsh, ben@vpirg.org, 802-734-7680
VNRC-large-300w Through research, education, collaboration and advocacy, the Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) protects and enhances Vermont’s natural environments, vibrant communities, productive working landscapes, rural character and unique sense of place, and prepares the state for future challenges and opportunities. Learn more at www.vnrc.org. Main Contact: Johanna Miller, jmiller@vnrc.org, 802-371-9611
Gund FINAL The Gund Institute for Ecological Economics is based at the University of Vermont and comprised of diverse faculty, students, and collaborators worldwide. Together the Institute conducts research at the interface of ecological, social, and economic systems, develops creative, practical solutions to local and global environmental challenges, and provides future leaders with the tools and understanding necessary to navigate the transition to a sustainable society. Learn more at www.uvm.edu/giee. Main Contact: Jon Erickson, jon.erickson@uvm.edu, 802-656-2906
CLF_logo-300w The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. We use the law, science and the market to create solutions that preserve our natural resources, build healthy communities, and sustain a vibrant economy. Learn more at www.clf.org. Main Contact: Sandra Levine, slevine@clf.org, 802-249-2607
Capstone Community Action logo Capstone Community Action provides comprehensive services to help people achieve economic well-being with dignity and develops partnerships to strengthen Vermont communities. Our commitment is to alleviate the suffering caused by poverty, to work with individuals and families to move out of poverty, and to advocate for economic justice for all Vermonters. Learn more at www.capstonevt.org. Main Contact: Paul Zabriskie, paulz@capstonevt.org, 802-479-1053
VBSR_LOGO_300w Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) is a non-profit, statewide business trade organization with a mission to advance business ethics that value multiple bottom lines- economic, social, and environmental. VBSR strives to help members set a high standard for protecting the natural, human and economic environments of the state’s residents, while remaining profitable. Learn more at www.vbsr.org. Main Contact: Dan Barlow, danielb@vbsr.org, 802-355-7461
350_Logo_300w 350 Vermont (350VT) is an independent, non-profit organization affiliated with the international climate action organization, 350.org. In the Green Mountain State, 350VT is uniting a mass movement for bold solutions that both lift up Vermonters and cut down carbon — to be a national and global example for solving the climate crisis. Learn more at www.350vermont.org/. Main Contact: Maeve McBride, Maeve@350VT.org, 802-999-2820
Sierra-Club-logo-300w Sierra Club is the oldest and largest environmental group, with active state and local chapters across the country. Their purpose is to explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the Earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the Earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out these objectives. The Vermont Chapter of the Sierra Club is working with advocates from across Vermont to move the state towards a sustainable energy future. The primary driver of our work is the overwhelming concern we have about climate change. Learn more at www.vermont2.sierraclub.org/. Main Contact: Robb Kidd, robb.kidd@sierraclub.org, 802-505-1540
RAD-logo-300w The mission of Rights and Democracy is to bring people together to take action to build healthy communities and make the values of our communities guide the policies of our government. RAD is building a popular movement to advance rights and build a real democracy. They work in partnership with community groups, progressive unions, faith communities, organizations fighting for human and civil rights, and environmental and climate action groups. Learn more at www.radvt.org/. Main Contact: James Haslam, james@radvt.org, 802-448-0326
BROC LOGO-300w BROC – Community Action in Southwestern Vermont is committed to empower, support and educate individuals and families to be self sufficient in their employment, homes and communities through family stabilization and development; education, training and job creation; affordable housing; and expanding community awareness and advocacy in a nurturing environment of respect and dignity ever mindful of cultural diversity. Learn more at www.broc.org. Main Contact: Linda Rooker, Lrooker175@aol.com, 802-775-0878
 CVOEO-logo Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Inc. (CVOEO) addresses fundamental issues of economic, social, and racial justice and works with people to achieve economic independence. Serving Vermont’s Northwest Counties of Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle, they provide individuals and families with the basic needs of food, fuel and housing support in times of crisis, and help them acquire the necessary education, financial skills and assets to build a stable future in which they thrive. Learn more at www.cvoeo.org. Main Contact: Jan Demers, jdemers@cvoeo.org, 802-862-2771
 sevca The mission of Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA) is “to enable people to cope with, and reduce the hardships of poverty; create sustainable self-sufficiency; and reduce the causes and move toward the elimination of poverty. Learn more at www.sevca.org. Main Contact: Steve Geller, sgeller@sevca.org, 802-722-4575
 VCV_logo Vermont Conservation Voters (VCV) serves as the non-partisan political voice of the state’s environmental community. VCV seeks to make environmental protection a top priority for elected officials, candidates, and voters. Learn more at www.vermontconservationvoters.org/. Main Contact: Lauren Hierl, lhierl@vermontconservationvoters.org, 802-224-9090
 Vermont Energy Investment Corporation logo Vermont Energy Investment Corporation’s (VEIC) foremost strategy for tackling climate change is to help people use less energy and transition to carbon-free sources for our homes and businesses, and our transportation sector. Through program design, implementation of efficiency services, and policy development, VEIC helps energy regulators and policy makers meet their energy and climate goals through a pragmatic and results-oriented approach. Learn more at www.veic.org/. Main Contact: Mary Sprayregen, msprayregen@veic.org, 802-540-7769
 Layout 1 Citizens Awareness Network (CAN) is a volunteer, grassroots organization, committed to the creation of vibrant communities with the replacement of nuclear reactors and fossil fuels in the New England with sustainable solutions. CAN is committed to empowering people to participate in the democratic process to ensure a sustainable, equitable and energy independent future with the closure and safe decommissioning of New England’s aging fleet of nuclear reactors. CAN is a regional group, with over 4,000 members in the New England. Learn more at http://www.vtcitizen.org/. Main Contact: Chris Williams, cevan@sover.net, 802-767-9131
Layout 1 Since 1987, Toxics Action Center organizers have worked side by side with more than 625 communities across New England to clean up hazardous waste sites, reduce industrial pollution, curb pesticide use, ensure healthy land use, replace dangerous chemicals with safer alternatives, and oppose dangerous waste, energy, and industrial facilities. They work on issues where environmental pollution threatens our health. Learn more at http://www.toxicsaction.org. Main Contact: Shaina Kasper, shaina@toxicsaction.org, 802-223-4099
renewable-energy-vermont-logo Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan trade association representing nearly 300 businesses, individuals, colleges and others committed to reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and expanding the availability of renewable sources of power in Vermont. Learn more at http://www.revermont.org/main/. Main Contact: Gabrielle Stebbins, gabrielle@revermont.org, 802-229-0099
VTIPL-logo Vermont Interfaith Power and Light (VIPL) seeks to educate faith communities and individuals about the threat that global warming presents to Creation and Earth, and to engage communities of faith in promoting energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy as a solution. Learn more at http://www.vtipl.org/. Main Contact: Betsy Hardy, info@vtipl.org, 802-434-3397
NEKCAlogo Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA) is committed to empowering those who seek assistance to improve the quality of their lives. They provide direct program activities, referrals, advocacy, and education in a non-judgmental manner to people and communities in the Northeast Kingdom. Learn more at http://nekcavt.org/. Main Contact: Joe Patrissi, 802-334-7316
NETO Northeast Employment and Training Program (NETO) was incorporated in 1978 as a 501 (c) 3 agency for the purpose of delivering educational and charitable programs to low-income Vermonters. It has now expanded to take on leadership roles with employment programs, energy programs and now self-employment programs. Learn more at http://www.vtneto.org/ Main Contact: Jim Ryan, 802-748-8935.
POW Protect Our Winters (POW) is a passionate crew of diehards, professional athletes and industry brands mobilizing the outdoor sports community to lead the charge towards positive climate action. They focus on educational initiatives, political advocacy and community-based activism. Learn more at http://protectourwinters.org/ Main Contact: Lindsay Bourgoine, lindsay@protectourwinters.org
vyda_title The Vermont Yankee Decommissioning Alliance (VYDA) is an all-volunteer, citizen organization. VYDA opposed the building of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant, diligently worked to shut it down for 42 years and are now engaged in ensuring the safe and reliable decommissioning. VYDA’s highest concern is for the people and the environment that are affected by Vermont Yankee, the people and environment affected by larger nuclear events as well as, the workers who carry out the decommissioning of Vermont Yankee and those to whom we ship our high level waste. Main Contact: Debra Stoleroff, debra@vtlink.net