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Category: Resilient Vermont


Vermont’s Climate Change Economy

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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Grassroots Resilience – Connecting Watershed Restoration Activists

This post was written by Ann Ingerson, Watersheds United Vermont Program Coordinator My woodlot borders a side-hill town road. New ditching and culverts over the past few years have reduced washouts during heavy rain – an unqualified success for the condition…

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Building Resilience at the Watershed Level

This spring, the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) and Slow Communities teamed with the Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Planning Commission, White River Partnership, and Vermont River Conservancy to host a resilience workshop in the Upper White River Watershed. This area of the…

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Vermont Passes Legislation with Resilience in Mind

When the gavel fell on the Vermont Legislature’s 2013-2014 biennium on Saturday, May 10th, many people were pleasantly surprised by the number of accomplishments that will touch on the lives of so many Vermonters. From increasing the minimum wage to…

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Resiliency Takes Many Shapes and Approaches

Much of the work in combating rising sea levels and flooding entails building stronger walls and barriers, so Netherland’s approach to water management and flooding by letting the water in at times really caught my attention. It reminded me about…

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Roadmap to Resilience

Roadmap to Resilience Listen to Senior Program Officer Debra Perry on the Mark Johnson Show discussing the implications of Vermont’s Roadmap to Resilience, a seminal report from the Resilient Vermont project. LISTEN HERE

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Implementing Vermont’s Roadmap to Resilience

Implementing Vermont’s Roadmap to Resilience After more than 18 months of holding focus groups involving over 400 Vermonters to explore and uncover the best practices in climate resiliency, the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) has issued Vermont’s Roadmap to Resilience. This report outlines…

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Towards Resilience

Towards Resilience Watch ISC president George Hamilton and Vermont’s Irene Recovery Director Sue Minter live on WCAX’s talk show, The:30, talking about the Resilient Vermont Project. WATCH HERE

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