Vermont Tree Wardens: A Voice for the Forest

Vermont Tree Wardens: A Voice for the Forest

July 26, 2021By Christine McGowanStaff Articles

By Christine McGowan, Forest Products Program Director at Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Updates to Vermont’s 100-year old tree warden statutes provide clarity, opportunity for collaboration. According to Elise Schadler, a program manager with Vermont Urban and Community Forestry, a tree warden is a modern day local lorax—a community spokesperson for the trees. Appointed by local … Read More

Neothermal Energy Storage Wins DeltaClimeVT Energy 2021

Neothermal Energy Storage Wins DeltaClimeVT Energy 2021

July 26, 2021By Kelly NottermannPress Releases

DeltaClimeVT Energy 2021 climate economy business accelerator graduates cohort and announces Neothermal Energy Storage as the winner Entrepreneurs from seven start-ups focused on reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in residential, commercial and industrial buildings graduated from the DeltaClimeVT Energy 2021 climate economy business accelerator during a recent virtual awards ceremony. The Energy 2021 … Read More

DeltaClimeVT Energy 2021 cohort selected; virtual programming kicks off

DeltaClimeVT Energy 2021 cohort selected; virtual programming kicks off

May 5, 2021By Kelly NottermannPress Releases

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) announces the selection of the Energy 2021 cohort of the DeltaClimeVT climate economy business accelerator. Seven 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 next three months while completing an intensive curriculum, developed by … Read More

Rugged Ridge Grows Sugarbush, Business in Pace with the Forest

Rugged Ridge Grows Sugarbush, Business in Pace with the Forest

March 9, 2021By Christine McGowanStaff Articles

By Christine McGowan, Forest Products Program Director at Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund It’s often said in business that “bigger is better,” but for Josh Seidman, steward of Rugged Ridge Forest, “better” is making the highest-quality maple syrup sustainably. A 2010 University of Vermont graduate, Seidman became interested in forestry after taking a small woodlot management … Read More

Combined Heat and Power at Allard Lumber Saves Money, Jobs, and Environment

Combined Heat and Power at Allard Lumber Saves Money, Jobs, and Environment

February 24, 2021By Christine McGowanPress Releases, Staff Articles

By Christine McGowan, Forest Products Program Director at Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund When the water pump on Allard Lumber’s boiler went a few years back, Trevor Allard finally had the excuse he needed to begin building the Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system that he had been considering for years. “I couldn’t justify throwing out … Read More

DeltaClimeVT Seeks Entrepreneurs for Energy 2021

DeltaClimeVT Seeks Entrepreneurs for Energy 2021

January 5, 2021By Kelly NottermannPress Releases

The DeltaClimeVT climate economy business accelerator seeks entrepreneurs for the Energy 2021 program. Startup ventures that focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions through energy-related products or services for residential and small business customers must submit applications for Energy 2021 by Feb. 19, 2021. Selection will focus on companies that are entering or currently at a … Read More