• Vermont Farm to Plate Releases Food Security in Vermont: Roadmap to 2035

    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,...

  • From Chocolate to Chili Peppers

    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 common...

  • New business mentoring program matches Vermont energy professionals with business coaches

    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 business assistance...

  • DeltaClimeVT climate economy accelerator seeks entrepreneurs for Energy 2024 cohort

    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...

  • Neighbor to Neighbor: Vermont Natural Forest Products Sees Potential in Pellets

    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 greater efficiency...

  • Knitting a Business Together

    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 Norwich...

  • Next Generation Wood-Based Textiles Offer Northern Forest Market Development Opportunities

    The potential for wood to replace plastic in woven and nonwoven textiles is progressing rapidly, offering new market development opportunities across the Northern Forest region, according to a new Market Opportunity Assessment commissioned by the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF). Forest to Fiber: Next-Generation Pathways for...

  • Creating a Regional Food System, One Warehouse at a Time

    Food Connects in Brattleboro, Vt. is among a group of New England food hubs that are building a sustainable, regional supply chain. Richard Berkfield, executive director of Food Connects, has a vision that someday soon, Vermont farmers and food producers will be able to supply more...

  • DeltaClimeVT Founder Stories: Medley Thermal Pilots Clean Energy Solution at Jay Peak

    Tapping into excess renewable energy, Medley Thermal (acquired by Antora Energy) reduces carbon emissions and energy costs at the Northern Vermont ski resort. Even as an engineering undergrad, Jordan Kearns, founder of Medley Thermal, knew he wanted to build something “big, new, and good” in the...

  • The Roots Farm Market Brings a New Approach to the Old General Store

    Connection, community, and sustainability at the heart of Karin Bellemare’s vision for a “new, old general store” in Middlesex. “There’s something larger going on here than bagging greens,” said Karin Bellemare, owner of The Roots Farm Market in Middlesex. “There’s a community connection.”...

  • Curious About a Career in the Forest Economy?

    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!...

  • ProsumerGrid wins the Vermont-based DeltaClimeVT Energy 2023 climate economy business accelerator

    After three months of intense focus, camaraderie and both virtual and in-person learning, The DeltaClimeVT Energy 2023 climate economy business accelerator announces ProsumerGrid as the winner....