SAVU Sauna Experience Begins in Vermont Forest

SAVU Sauna Experience Begins in Vermont Forest

July 1, 2022By Christine McGowanStaff Articles

By Christine McGowan, Vermont Forest Industry Network Dave Nelson is on a mission to bring sauna culture to the United States. With his partner, Nicole Sweeney, Nelson founded SAVU in Cambridge, Vermont with the construction of a contemporary sauna nestled in the woods overlooking Smugglers’ Notch. “We are creating a modern sauna experience that celebrates … Read More

Humanity, Connection at Heart of ShackletonThomas

Humanity, Connection at Heart of ShackletonThomas

May 13, 2022By Christine McGowanStaff Articles

By Christine McGowan, Vermont Forest Industry Network Charlie Shackleton has a pretty interesting story to tell. The renowned Vermont furniture maker does not, however, start his story with his connection to Sir Ernest Shackleton of Endurance fame, or with meeting his wife and business partner, Miranda Thomas, in art school. Rather, he begins in the … Read More

DeltaClimeVT Founder Story: InfiSense Works to Decarbonize Buildings

DeltaClimeVT Founder Story: InfiSense Works to Decarbonize Buildings

March 30, 2022By Kelly NottermannStaff Articles

Using wireless sensors, InfiSense provides easy-to-use data about building operations to help slow climate change. By Geoff Robertson, DeltaClimeVT The founders of InfiSense believe that generating better data will help save the planet. In the commercial building space, for example, cofounder Tim Guiterman says that real-time, accurate data points from buildings will help inform good … Read More

Jack Bell Takes a Long View on Vermont’s Forests

Jack Bell Takes a Long View on Vermont’s Forests

March 23, 2022By Christine McGowanStaff Articles

By Christine McGowan, Vermont Forest Industry Network With an integrated approach to forestry and logging, Bell prioritizes forest health, workforce. “Most of Vermont’s forested land is privately owned and fragmented into relatively small parcels,” said Jack Bell, co-founder of Long View Forest. “One of our goals is to provide continuity and professionalism over time so … Read More

Making a Case for Community-Scale Forestry

Making a Case for Community-Scale Forestry

January 19, 2022By Christine McGowanStaff Articles

With a mindset of staying small, a sawmill in Fletcher sees wood products as the next “go local” movement. By Christine McGowan, Vermont Forest Industry Network Tucker Riggs, owner of Laughing Stock Farm (LSF) Forest Products in Fletcher, is busier than he’s ever been. As the pandemic and resulting supply chain issues more than doubled … Read More

DeltaClimeVT Founder Story: Refrigeration to Help Cool the Planet

DeltaClimeVT Founder Story: Refrigeration to Help Cool the Planet

December 17, 2021By Kelly NottermannStaff Articles

Brattleboro startup, Grid Fruit, provides tools for grocers to optimize energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. By Kelly Nottermann, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Passionate about climate change and sustainability, Jesse Thornburg and Javad Mohammadi met in Pennsylvania through their respective research on ways to reduce energy demand on the power grid—the key, they felt, … Read More

Connecting People to Place, Middlebury Grads Return to VT to Start Woodworking Business

Connecting People to Place, Middlebury Grads Return to VT to Start Woodworking Business

December 10, 2021By Christine McGowanStaff Articles

By Christine McGowan, Vermont Forest Industry Network When three friends at Middlebury College couldn’t find the perfect gift for their boss, they decided to make something special. Nathaniel Klein, Jacob Freedman, and Alex Gemme wanted to thank their supervisor at the Middlebury Snow Bowl for helping them establish a scholarship program. “We had such a … Read More