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Residential Action

Richard's House

East Montpelier, VT

April 2018

Richard's House turned down thermostat in winter or turned off or raised thermostat on AC in the summer

Residential Action

Kingdom

Strafford, VT

April 2018

Kingdom replaced indoor incandescent bulbs with LEDs/efficient lights

Institution Action

Town of Stowe Electric Department

Stowe, VT

April 2018

Town of Stowe Electric Department built a new building to a green building-certified standard Pledge

Business Action

Casella Burlington

Williston, VT

March 2018

Casella Burlington reduced total energy consumption (heat, electricity, transportation) by 5% over the past year Pledge

Institution Action

Vermont Clean Cities Coalition

Burlington, VT

March 2018

Vermont Clean Cities Coalition VTCCC pledges to reduce petroleum use in Vermont's transportation sector by 1,000,000 gallons by 2020 Pledge

Residential Action

Ridge Home

Montpelier, VT

March 2018

Ridge Home insulated pipes from the hot water heater Pledge

Institution Action

University of Vermont

Burlington, VT

April 2018

University of Vermont Greenride Bikeshare program launched in April 2018, with hubs on UVM campus and surrounding community. UVM's part of the program received generous support from UVM's Clean Energy Fund. Visit Site

Municipal Action

Earth Matters

Manchester, VT

April 2018

Earth Matters named a staff member responsible for energy efficiency and sustainability Pledge

Residential Action

Heather's House

Montpelier, VT

May 2018

Heather's House got a walk-through assessment or energy audit of home

Residential Action

Jesse's House

East Montpelier, VT

April 2018

Jesse's House sealed up the fireplace chimney Pledge

Residential Action

Paula's House

Huntington, VT

March 2018

Paula's House got a walk-through assessment or energy audit of home Pledge

Business Action

VNRC

Montpelier, VT

March 2018

VNRC installed a cold climate heat pump(s) to displace fuel heating needs Pledge

Business Action

Seventh Generation, Inc

Burlington, VT

March 2018

Seventh Generation, Inc installed electric vehicle (EV) charging station(s) Pledge

Municipal Action

Town of Norwich

Norwich, VT

March 2018

Town of Norwich Passed a resolution committing to the goals of the Climate Pledge Coalition

Business Action

Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Barre City, VT

May 2018

Vermont Chamber of Commerce Joined the Climate Pledge Coalition

Institution Action

VPPSA

Waterbury, VT

April 2018

VPPSA Installed fan to reduce energy usage for heating at power plant.

Municipal Action

City of Barre

Barre City, VT

April 2018

City of Barre Joined the Climate Pledge Coalition

Residential Action

Guthrie's House

Huntington, VT

March 2018

Guthrie's House installed a faucet aerator and/or water flow regulator Pledge

Institution Action

UVM Student Government Association

Burlington, VT

April 2018

UVM Student Government Association Passed a resolution committing to the goals of the Climate Pledge Coalition

Residential Action

K House

Montpelier, VT

May 2018

K House got a walk-through assessment or energy audit of home