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The State of Resilience in Vermont

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By Rebecca Sanborn Stone, Resilient Vermont Network Coordinator and Principal at Community Workshop LLC How does Vermont measure up on resilience? What’s working? Where should we go in 2016? The Resilient Vermont Progress Report, released this summer, evaluates progress on…

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40 Ideas to Advance Vermont’s Climate Economy


By Jenna Whitson, Community and Policy Senior Associate, Vermont Council on Rural Development 1) What are Vermont businesses doing today that make them leaders in the climate economy? 2) What are some ideas to promote business, economic development, and job…

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Staying Ahead of the Storm

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By Elizabeth Gribkoff, ECO Americorps member with Watersheds United Vermont, and Marty Illick, Executive Director of the Lewis Creek Association One muggy Fourth of July in Burlington, while at a friend’s backyard barbecue, a huge rainstorm broke. As we frantically moved…

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Adapting to the Health Impacts of Climate Change

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By Jared Ulmer, Climate Change Adaptation Program Coordinator at the Vermont Department of Health. Tropical Storm Irene provided an extremely potent example of how climate change will impact Vermont. Unfortunately, storm-related impacts are only one of many ways that climate…

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Building Resilience, Watershed by Watershed

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By Bill Roper of Slow Communities. Bill is working with ISC to build the Resilient Vermont Network and with High Meadows Fund to build its Watershed Initiative. Climate change is part of our new reality – that’s now evident on a…

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Aligning for Action: the RVT Network’s New Project Approach


By Rebecca Sanborn Stone, Resilient Vermont Network Coordinator and Principal at Community Workshop LLC As Hurricane Joaquin bears down on the East Coast, a group of Vermont resilience leaders are sitting in a second-floor conference room in Montpelier. We’ve brought…

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Vermont’s Climate Change Economy

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By Jenna Whitson, Vermont Council on Rural Development Area businesses and nonprofits are increasingly involved with climate change – both its challenges and opportunities. Their creative solutions are becoming a growing part of our state’s economy, and our resilient future. You…

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Reflections on Irene, four years later


It’s a beautiful day in Vermont, blue skies and just a few puffy clouds. A far cry from the steady downpour of August 28, 2011, when Tropical Storm Irene made its way up the eastern seaboard and angled northwest through Vermont. The storm sent relentless rain into rivers and streams, and when the flooding came, it was violent and devastating.

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Press Release: Resilient Vermont Progress Report

Institute for Sustainable Communities Releases Resilient Vermont Progress Report Resilient Vermont Network Will Advance Statewide Action Montpelier, VT– August 19, 2015 – Nearly four years after Tropical Storm Irene struck Vermont, the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) announced the release…

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Resilient Vermont Network – Taking on Climate Change Together

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I’m pleased to be posting the first blog on the newly refreshed Resilient Vermont website. This new site is intended to better support the work that is now underway to create the Resilient Vermont Network. This Network will support and serve the organizations and agencies advancing climate resilience in Vermont.

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