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Lawmakers, governor weigh first ever environmental justice policy for Vermont

Vermont has a reputation for strong environmental regulations. But it’s one of the last states in New England to have an environmental justice policy on the books, even though the EPA has been pushing for it to happen since 2016. Lawmakers are weighing a bill this week that would create one.

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Burlington daytime shelter moves from downtown to Old North End

A daytime shelter for people experiencing homelessness in Burlington is slated to move from downtown to the Old North End next week, filling what could have been a gap in social services.

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Community Bank partners with CVOEO to help keep Vermonters warm at home

During the 2021 holiday season, Community Bank N.A. challenged the public to help low-income Vermont families heat their homes in conjunction with Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity’s (CVOEO) WARMTH program. The bank generously pledged to give $17,500 to WARMTH if the communities in which CVOEO operate could raise $30,000 via online contributions between November 16 and December 31.

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Buy or say bye South Burlington residents feel housing crunch first hand

South Burlington residents feel housing crunch first hand

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Fed up with dog-doo, Burlington apartments resort to DNA tracing

Fed up with dog-doo, Burlington apartments resort to DNA tracing

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Vermont Nonprofit Rolls Out Social Services Vehicle, Powered by Green Energy

A battery system allows the mobile services vehicle to reduce carbon emissions

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Green Mountain Solar retrofits CVOEO’s new mobile outreach vehicle with green tech

The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO), based in Burlington with programs throughout northwest Vermont, and Green Mountain Solar, out of South Burlington, have teamed up to support the community while lowering harmful greenhouse emissions.

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A Taste of Home: Nonprofits Deliver Culturally-Appropriate Food to Afghan Refugees

Feeding Chittenden and the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants are providing groceries to new arrivals to Vermont from Afghanistan

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How Vermont Housing scams have risen over the past few years

Housing scams in Vermont doubled during pandemic

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Burlington to Build 'Shelter Pods' for Homeless, Review Encampment Policy

The City of Burlington will use federal coronavirus relief funds to build a community of "shelter pods" for unhoused residents. The nearly $3 million plan, which won unanimous support from Burlington city councilors Monday night, also calls for hiring a new city staffer to help end chronic homelessness.