• BED Announces ARC Industries Pilot to Pioneer Leading-Edge Wind Turbine at Burlington International Airport in Pursuit of Net Zero Energy

    The Burlington Electric Department (BED), joined by Mayor Miro Weinberger, ARC Industries Founder and CEO Robert Monteith, and leaders from Burlington International Airport (BTV) and the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, recently announced a partnership with ARC Industries to pioneer ARC’s new, leading-edge wind turbine –...

  • Laura Brill Joins VSJF as Bookkeeper and Contracts Manager

    The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) announces the hire of Laura Brill as bookkeeper and contracts manager. VSJF is a nonprofit organization focused on sustainable economic development in the agriculture and food system, forest product, waste management, renewable energy and environmental technology sectors. As the bookkeeper...

  • DeltaClimeVT climate economy accelerator seeks entrepreneurs for Energy 2023 cohort

    The DeltaClimeVT climate economy business accelerator is seeking innovative, early-stage, energy companies addressing the decarbonization of buildings, transportation, heating and industrial processes through electrification, biofuels or other renewables.   Entrepreneurs will work directly with Vermont utilities to contribute to Vermont’s 90% renewable by 2050 and Burlington’s Net...

  • Family, Forest at Heart Center of Katie Babic Designs

    By Christine McGowan, Vermont Forest Industry Network Gathered under an old pine tree at her husband’s family camp in Chelsea Vermont, Katie Babic had a moment of inspiration that would change her life. The family had come together for a celebration of life, which concluded with sending...

  • Kelly Dolan, Esther Erbe, and Sydney Lucia join VSJF

    The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) announces the hire of Kelly Dolan as Farm to Plate Network Manager, Esther Erbe as Office Manager and Events Coordinator, and Sydney Lucia as Grant and Fund Development Manager. VSJF is a nonprofit organization focused on sustainable economic development in...

  • SAVU Sauna Experience Begins in Vermont Forest

    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...

  • DeltaClimeVT Graduates Energy 2022 Cohort and Announces Halitra As Winner

    After three months of intense focus, camaraderie and both virtual and in-person learning, The DeltaClimeVT Energy 2022 climate economy business accelerator announces Halitra as the winner. Sixteen entrepreneurs from seven start-ups focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions by enabling the acceleration of electrification graduated from the...

  • Humanity, Connection at Heart of ShackletonThomas

    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...

  • DeltaClimeVT Founder Story: InfiSense Works to Decarbonize Buildings

    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...

  • Jack Bell Takes a Long View on Vermont’s Forests

    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...

  • DeltaClimeVT Accelerator Selects Energy 2022 Cohort

    The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) announces the selection of the Energy 2022 cohort of the DeltaClimeVT climate economy business accelerator. Eight early-stage energy companies from across the U.S. and Canada will work with climate economy leaders, industry experts, potential partners and investment professionals over the...

  • Runamok Maple Adds Sparkle to Vermont’s Working Landscape

    By Christine McGowan, Vermont Forest Industry Network Journals of early explorers indicate that Native Americans had a process for making maple syrup as early as the 1600s. But surely, none of them made Sparkle Syrup. Tapping into a tradition as old as Vermont, Runamok Maple founders Laura...