• People’s Climate March

    On April 29th, on the 100th day of the Trump administration, people will be gathering all over the country to show their support for climate action and their resistance to policies that would take us backward.

  • Model Communities Program

    The Climate Economy Model Communities Program is a great opportunity for Vermont communities interested in modeling state-of-the-art rural economic development in a time of climate change.

Welcome to VECAN!

VECAN is the network of support organizations and over 100 town energy committees across Vermont. Town energy committees are leading a powerful grassroots response to the pressing need to be more energy efficient and generate more in-state renewable energy, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. These local energy groups are shaping conversations about how Vermont will meet its future energy needs and through their actions are demonstrating that a clean energy future is possible

News

March for Science

The scientific community is under attack from budget cuts, censorship and other threats. To show support for science  people are marching this Earth Day – April 22nd   in Washington DC and Montpelier, Burlington, Brattleboro and Rutland VT

Model Communities Program Webinar

VCRD hosted webinar on Thursday March 9th at 12pm to provide more details on the Model Communities Program and to field questions from those who are considering submitting an application.

Grants Available for Non-profits to Help Low-income Vermonters Save Energy

Efficiency Vermont and Burlington Electric are offering grants to non profits already working with low-income Vermonter’s to help them save energy with the Vermont Community Energy Partnership Grant Program

Efficiency Vermont Launches Speakers Bureau

Efficiency Vermont now has an easy process to bring experts on a variety of energy topics to your community. Workshop topics include: cold climate heat pumps, mobile home efficiency and modern wood heating.

Moving Forward on Climate – Without Washington: A Reality Check with Senator Bernie Sanders

Join a LIVE webinar with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on Wednesday, February 8 at 7 p.m.  to hear what Bernie thinks a fossil fuel-favoring administration means for the world’s most pressing environmental challenge – and what we can do about it.