Campaigns in Orwell
Start: 06/12/18 End: 06/12/19
The Vermont Climate Action Communities (VCAC) initiative is designed to help Vermont municipalities achieve energy efficiency savings, reduce local emissions & participate in the transition to a clean energy economy, improve resilience in the face of climate change, and provide locally supported renewable energy generation for municipalities and the communities they serve.
VCAC is the municipal component of the Vermont Climate Pledge Coalition - a group of Vermont municipalities, non-profits, colleges and universities, businesses, farms, and other community organizations which are committed to reducing their carbon emissions and help Vermont meet the U.S. pledge to reduce 2005 greenhouse gas emissions levels by 26-28% by 2025How can municipalities my town become a Vermont Climate Action Community?The town's Selectboard or City Council must act to approve your municipality’s participation in the Vermont Climate Action Communities Program. This can be done simply through a vote of your legislative body, reflected in minutes of the meeting where the action was taken, or a vote to adopt a resolution supporting its participation in the program. (Sample Resolution). Once the approved, please let us know by marking the action complete.
Start: 09/25/17 End: 01/1/25
The Vermont Climate Pledge Coalition is a state-wide coalition of businesses, non-profits, municipalities, and educational institutions dedicated to the Paris Climate Agreement and Vermont’s goal of 90% renewable energy by 2050.
Three Different Ways to Become A Member:
1) Fill out the form below to become a member and select "actions," which are initiatives or projects your institution or organization has undertaken or completed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. (For example, the University of Vermont recorded "Replaced business vehicle(s) with plug-in hybrid vehicles" as an action it has taken.)
2) Want to become a member of the Coalition but not ready to record your institution's actions yet? Become a member of the Coalition by filling out the form below and selecting the action: "Became a member of the Coalition." Then, record your institution's actions at your own pace.
3) Become a member by recording your institution's actions and/or by making a pledge. A pledge is a promise to achieve or implement something new in the future, such as future actions your organization would like to work towards taking, or a commitment to expand a current initiative in some significant way.
Are you a homeowner? Enter residential actions via the main Community Energy Dashboard Actions tab.
Start: 01/16/18 End: 05/1/19
Town Meeting Day is all about coming together as a community on important issues and decisions. How Vermonters, towns, and the state grapple with more resourceful ways to consume energy and continuing our transitioning to more local, renewable energy supplies will be one of those issues. This survey is an opportunity for Vermonters to demonstrations actions they personally have taken or plan to take in support of the state's 90% renewable by 2050 goals.
Start: 04/6/18 End: 05/9/18
This survey is an opportunity for Vermonters to demonstrate actions they already have taken or pledge to take in support of the state's goal of 90% Renewable by 2050,
Please mark the items you have completed and the items you pledge to complete in the next year.
You can enter additional and view the results for your community at https://www.vtenergydashboard.org/campaigns/2018-leap-energy-fair-survey.
Start: 09/8/17 End: 12/31/17
Ready for winter? We’ve got your checklist.
Button Up Vermont is a community-based, public outreach campaign to promote home energy efficiency improvements – particularly helping people reduce heating and cooling costs.
Stay warm and save money this season with these energy-saving solutions. Look at the list of energy savings actions below, and enter new actions that you have taken this heating season to save energy. Each completed action you enter qualifies you for a chance to win weekly Button Up prizes, like a smart thermostat or a $100 gift certificate to a local hardware store. All raffle entries will be eligible for a grand prize of $500 toward a full home weatherization project. Weekly raffle drawings start on October 16 and run through December 1.
What qualifies as an action or pledge?
An action is an ongoing initiative or project completed since during the Button Up Vermont Campaign.
A pledge is a promise to achieve or implement something new in the future.
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