350Vermont Summer Pop-Up Series

IMG_9609 (1)Our summer pop-up series is in full swing! After successful stops in Saint Johnsbury and Rutland, we’re pushing ahead to the Upper Valley (July 26-29) and Bennington (August 8-11). Our pop-up series is a mix of “a traveling roadshow, a listening tour, a fierce commitment to climate justice, a set of powerful workshops and trainings, the excitement of overnight summer camp, and incredible climate leaders from across the state”.

Our next stop is Upper Valley! Look for us at the Hanover Farmer’s Market Wed. July 26 and the Fred Briggs Park in White River Junction July 27 – 29. We will be interviewing folks, performing the cantastoria, hosting workshops and trainings, and getting to know the Upper Valley community. Come hang out with us!

 

Learn more here!


Student Journalists Tackle Climate Change

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Over the past few months, eleven students at the Vermont Commons School, an independent school for grades 6-12 in South Burlington, took a course entitled Climate Change and Journalism. They covered topics related to contemporary journalism, such as the impact of bias, how to spot fake news, and how to conduct effective interviews. As part […]

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Doug Smith: From Nuclear to Natural Gas

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This blog is the eighth in a series of profiles written by 350VT intern Julie Elfin. Julie got the chance to speak with Doug Smith of Sharon, whose long history of involvement with energy innovation and activism provides perspective for the current situation. This is Doug’s story.  I’m an activist and an engineer. I grew up […]

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Hope Petraro: Leading With Love

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This blog is the seventh in a series of profiles written by 350VT intern Julie Elfin. Julie got the chance to speak with Hope Petraro of Montpelier, a high school student with a passion for art and activism. This is Hope’s story.  I believe an activist is always a leader. As a leader, it’s important to strike the […]

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Nancy Baker: Those Who Can

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This blog is the sixth in a series of profiles written by 350VT intern Julie Elfin. Julie got the chance to speak with Nancy Baker of Hinesburg, a special educator devoted to her community and to justice. This is Nancy’s story.  My philosophy of government is that people who can should look out for people who can’t. […]

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Jane Palmer: Fighting for Farmers

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This blog is the fifth in a series of profiles written by 350VT intern Julie Elfin. Julie got the chance to speak with Jane Palmer of Monkton, a fierce defender of her local farmland. This is Jane’s story.    My family’s farm is just beautiful. The land is alive all the time. In the mornings, with […]

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Theora Ward: The Importance of Worker Bees

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This blog is the fourth in a series of profiles written by 350VT intern Julie Elfin. Julie got the chance to speak with Theora Ward of Hinesburg, who believes everyone has a place in her activist community. This is Theora’s story.    I’m not a leader. I’m a worker bee. That’s my niche. Many in this movement […]

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Terence Cuneo: the Philosophy of Action

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This blog is the third in a series of profiles written by 350VT intern Julie Elfin. Julie got the chance to speak with Terence Cuneo of Williston, whose experience as a philosopher calls him to climate action. This is Terence’s story.   Philosophers are taught to be patient. The issues we usually study aren’t that urgent. They tend […]

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Rebecca Dalgin: Rooted in Nature

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This blog is the second in a series of profiles written by 350VT intern Julie Elfin. Julie got the chance to speak with Rebecca Dalgin of Montpelier, whose connection to the Earth informs her social justice work. This is Rebecca’s story.   I live in the occupied lands of the Abenaki, AKA Montpelier. When I want […]

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Mary Martin: Mother, Grandmother, Protector

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This blog is the first in a series of profiles written by 350VT intern Julie Elfin. Julie got the chance to speak with Mary Martin of Cornwall, who’s been involved with fighting the VGS pipeline since 2013. This is Mary’s story.   In the beginning, I was angry. I wasn’t afraid. There’s no fear with […]

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Coming Soon: Activist Profile Blog Series

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My name is Julie Elfin, and I’m an intern with 350VT. I study the environment and public communications at the University of Vermont (UVM). I’m interested in creative communication around big issues like climate change, and in the power of compelling stories to change hearts and minds. I’ve been involved with the climate movement for […]

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