Local Planning for Food Access: A Toolkit for Vermont’s Communities

Local Planning for Food Access: A Toolkit for Vermont’s Communities

January 27, 2020By Jake ClaroStaff Articles

Supporting the economic viability of local farms and increasing food access for all community members are often treated as separate, or even conflicting, objectives. The Farm to Plate Network, however, works to address these issues simultaneously, as both are necessary for economic stability and thriving communities. While models can be developed and sometimes implemented by … Read More

Vermont Farm to Plate Achieving Intended Outcomes

Vermont Farm to Plate Achieving Intended Outcomes

January 21, 2020By Jake ClaroStaff Articles

A Letter from Farm to Plate Director Jake Claro to the Vermont General Assembly and Governor Phil Scott: This year’s Vermont Farm to Plate Annual Report features highlights of key projects from 2019, including grass-fed beef industry development, local planning for food access, wholesale markets, and small-scale on-farm composting. You will also see how Rooted … Read More

Lumberjills Gain Skills, Confidence in Game of Logging

Lumberjills Gain Skills, Confidence in Game of Logging

January 20, 2020By Christine McGowanStaff Articles

Women-only trainings target growing number of female landowners in Vermont. By Christine McGowan, Forest Program Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund “Learning to use a chainsaw was the most empowering thing I have ever done,” said Caitlin Gosciminski, a natural resources major at the University of Vermont. Gosciminski was among ten women who participated in the … Read More

DeltaClimeVT Founder Story: EVmatch – Pilot Programs Expand EV Charging in VT

DeltaClimeVT Founder Story: EVmatch – Pilot Programs Expand EV Charging in VT

January 14, 2020By Kelly NottermannStaff Articles

Burlington Electric Department and Green Mountain Power working with start-up EVmatch to reduce “range anxiety” for Vermont EV owners. Electric vehicles (commonly known as EVs), are widely seen as one of the most promising ways to move away from fossil fuels, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and move Vermont closer to its clean energy goals. Reliable … Read More

Vermont-based climate economy business accelerator Accel-VT rebrands as DeltaClimeVT; seeks Energy 2020 entrepreneurs

Vermont-based climate economy business accelerator Accel-VT rebrands as DeltaClimeVT; seeks Energy 2020 entrepreneurs

December 5, 2019By Kelly NottermannPress Releases

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) announced today the renaming of Accel-VT, a climate economy business accelerator managed by VSJF, to DeltaClimeVT in order to better align with the program’s mission of finding climate change solutions. Delta meaning change. Clime meaning climate. DeltaClimeVT is change for the better. “The only constant in life is change and for … Read More

DeltaClimeVT Founder Story: Buildings As Batteries?

DeltaClimeVT Founder Story: Buildings As Batteries?

October 14, 2019By Kelly NottermannStaff Articles

By Geoff Robertson, Business Assistance Director at the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Dynamic Organics Innovating Energy Storage for a Cleaner, Greener Electric Grid Remember Tuesday, July 30 a few months back? It was the hottest day of a record-breaking month – the warmest recorded in the history of the earth. It was also a day … Read More

Vermont business accelerator DeltaClimeVT announces Energy 2019 winners

Vermont business accelerator DeltaClimeVT announces Energy 2019 winners

August 20, 2019By Ellen KahlerPress Releases

Fourteen entrepreneurs from seven climate solution start-ups graduate from the Vermont-based business accelerator to help reduce fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in the heating and transportation sectors. BURLINGTON, VT – DeltaClimeVT (formerly Accel-VT), a business accelerator providing support, mentorship, and access to capital for early stage companies committed to climate economy innovation, announced … Read More