• DeltaClimeVT Energy 2020 business accelerator selects cohort and kicks off with virtual sprint

    Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) announces the selection of the Energy 2020 cohort of the DeltaClimeVT  climate economy business accelerator. Nine 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...

  • For Vermont Entrepreneur, Wood Heat Fits Like a Glove

    By Christine McGowan, Forest Program Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund As a young entrepreneur, Sam Hooper carefully considers every decision he makes for his business, and every dollar he spends. So when Hooper, who bought the hundred-year-old Vermont Glove last year, was faced with replacing the...

  • Op Ed: Vermont’s food system is critical to our local economy, identity and quality of life

    By Jake Claro, Farm to Plate Director at the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund I encourage everyone to read through the Vermont Agriculture and Food System Plan recently released by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets (VAAFM) and the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF)...

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

    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...

  • Vermont Farm to Plate Achieving Intended Outcomes

    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...

  • Lumberjills Gain Skills, Confidence in Game of Logging

    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...

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

    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...

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

    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...

  • Vermont’s Farm to Plate Network works to move the culture of food and agriculture forward at Annual Gathering

    At The Crossroads: Our Food and Farm Culture and Economy Over 280 Vermont Farm to Plate Network attendees convened November 7-8, 2019 for the ninth annual Farm to Plate Gathering in Killington where attendees took a deep look at the meaning of culture and envisioning ways...

  • Vermont’s Original Extreme Sport: The Lumberjack Competition

    By Christine McGowan, Forest Program Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Barnet resident Calvin Willard ranks among best in U.S. When most people think about world-class athletes from Vermont, they think of Olympic skiers and snowboarders like Kelly Clark, Hannah Kearney and Sophie Caldwell. And while it’s true...

  • DeltaClimeVT Founder Story: Buildings As Batteries?

    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...

  • The Walking Sawyer: Connecting Hikers with Vermont’s Working Forests

    Lead image photo caption: Ken Gagnon, avid hiker and owner of Gagnon Lumber in Pittsford, hikes on the Long Trail near Pico, VT. His nickname is “The Walking Sawyer.” Photo by Erica Houskeeper. By Christine McGowan, Forest Program Director, Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Somewhere between the Oak...