pipeline profiles

Hope Petraro: Leading With Love

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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 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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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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 […]