Environmental technology broadly refers to environmental science and chemistry applications that monitor, shape, or conserve the ability for human and natural environments to thrive together. Envirotech, greentech, and cleantech are all industry terms associated with this economic sector.
At the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, we are laying the groundwork for impact in environmental technology and renewable energy as a member of the Climate Economy Action Team managed by the Vermont Council on Rural Development, which positions Vermont as the state where climate change and resource renewal can spark business growth and economic development.
Businesses in the environmental technology sector can also access our business management coaching services.
Indicators of Progress in Vermont
- Vermont is home to a strong environmental technology business sector, supported by the Vermont Environmental Consortium, and increasing statewide collaboration among private sector, nonprofits, and government stakeholders is setting the stage for this sector’s economic, social, and environmental impact in Vermont.
- Vermont is well-poised for economic development and job creation in the environmental technology sector as it intersects with other growing industries (e.g., renewable energy, waste management, and other industries interested in decreasing negative environmental impact while strengthening their bottom line).
VSJF Program and Service Results
VSJF manages DeltaClimeVT—Vermont’s climate economy business accelerator program—which provides startup support, business planning, mentorship, and access to capital for entrepreneurs committed to climate economy innovation.
- Launched in 2017, the program has hosted five cohorts (4 energy, 1 food and ag tech) with the next energy cohort planned for 2022.
- Over four years, we have graduated 83 entrepreneurs from 39 cohort companies, and connected them with over 98 mentors and advisors.