The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund is a nonprofit organization committed to nurturing the sustainable development of Vermont’s economy.

We nurture the economic prosperity, ecological health, and social connectivity of people, businesses, organizations and communities in Vermont for the benefit and well-being of all who live here by providing business assistancevalue chain facilitationnetwork development, and strategic planning in agriculture and food systemsforest productswaste managementrenewable energy, and environmental technology sectors.

Our Work
  • For two years, over 600 Vermonters contributed their personal expertise on food security to develop a Food Security in Vermont: Roadmap to 2035. The Farm to Plate Network’s Food Security Priority Strategy Team led the Roadmap development and presented the completed Roadmap on January 24,......

  • Butterfly Bakery of Vermont Finds Inspiration in the Working Landscape What do goat’s milk caramel, ginger cashew granola, maple hot sauce, and raspberry almond cookies all have in common? Aside from the fact that they’re all made at Butterfly Bakery of Vermont, there is a......

  • Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund launches 18-month program pairing energy services business owners with business coaches to address workforce challenges, strategic planning and project management.   The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF), in collaboration with Efficiency Vermont and its Energy Excellence Network, is launching an advanced......

  • The DeltaClimeVT climate economy business accelerator is seeking innovative, start-up and/or seed stage, energy companies offering innovative products or services aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to help Vermont meet its climate goals. During Energy 2024, entrepreneurs will work directly with Vermont......

  • An alternative to importing fuel for heat, Richford VT sawmill produces clean burning, locally sourced wood pellets. Christine McGowan, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Efficiency is the lens through which Phil Gervais sees business. After 15 years working with multinational corporations around the world to find......

  • Junction Fiber Mill founders blend quality and tradition with the “punk rock side of knitting” at their custom processing mill in Vermont. Peggy Allen likes to knit. Amanda Kievet likes to knit. The two met over a skein of yarn Peggy was selling at the......

DeltaClimeVT Energy 2023 climate economy business accelerator announces ProsumerGrid as the winner of the $25,000 prize and a pilot project with Burlington Electric Department (BED). BED also awarded pilot projects to Plug Zen and Vermillion Power Technologies during the awards ceremony at Main Street Landing in Burlington, VT on June 15, 2023. Left to right: Geoff Robertson of DeltaClimeVT at Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, Freddy Hall of Burlington Electric Department, Chenel and Kwabena “Q” Johnson of Plug Zen, Marcelo Sandoval of ProsumerGrid, Kelly Hall of Vermillion Power Technologies, James Gibbons of Burlington Electric Department and Joseph Steig of ecosVC. Photo courtesy of Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund.

DeltaClimeVT Energy2024

The Energy 2024 climate economy business accelerator is now in motion!
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Photo courtesy of Efficiency Vermont.
Photo courtesy of Efficiency Vermont.

Tools of the Trade
Business Fundamentals for Energy Pros

Energy services business owners and entrepreneurs working directly with experienced business coaches!
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13th Annual Farm to Plate Network Gathering

November 16-17, 2023
Killington Grand Resort
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Do you love to work outdoors? Enjoy making things with your hands? Love to drive big machines, or want to use technology to solve environmental problems? A career in Vermont’s forest economy could be a great fit for you! Photo by Erica Houskeeper.

2024 Vermont Forest Industry Summit

June 6, 2024
Bolton Valley Resort
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VSJF Vermont Sustainability Funders

Become a Funder

Are you interested in funding one of our programs or services? We are seeking funders to achieve our sustainable economic goals as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
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VSJF Vermont Sustainability Clients

Become a Client

Are you interested in becoming a client to grow your business, industry sector, or replicate one of our approaches? We offer a suite of services for businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies.
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Become a Partner

Are you interested in partnering with us to build a thriving economic, social, and ecological future for Vermont? We invite collaboration from diverse stakeholders in all areas of our work.
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