Partners

Enormous thanks to our partners, media sponsors, funders, and prize donors. We couldn't do it without these folks, so if you get in touch, be sure to love them up!

Funder

Ben&Jerry's Foundation

The mission of the Ben & Jerry's Foundation is to engage Ben & Jerry's employees in philanthropy and social change work; to give back to our Vermont communities; and to support grassroots activism and community organizing for social and environmental justice around the country.

Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission

The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission’s organizational vision is to be a pre-eminent, integrated regional organization that plans for healthy, vibrant communities, economic development, and efficient transportation of people and goods while improving the region’s livability.

The mission of the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission is to act as the principal forum for planning, policy and community development in the region. We will do this by providing planning and technical assistance that meets the needs of our member municipalities and the public, while remaining consistent with our federal and state requirements. Our work will result in the development and implementation of plans that support sustainable development and improve the region’s quality of life and environment.

Go Vermont

Go Vermont is a resource for Vermonters who want to reduce the cost and environmental impact of driving. We offer free carpool matching and vanpool services, and statewide bus routes, as well as free Go! Vermont resources to help you promote more efficient travel options at work or at home.

High Meadows Fund

The High Meadows Fund promotes vibrant communities and a healthy natural environment while encouraging long term economic vitality in Vermont.

Vermont's communities, environment, and economy are threatened by the changing climate. We address this challenge within three areas of focus:

Energy: Improving buildings and transportation systems in order to use less and cleaner energy.
Land Use: Encouraging working farms and forests, compact settlements, and resilient watershed land use.
Sustainable Agriculture: Promoting healthy soil and expanding agricultural markets.

We do our work through charitable grantmaking, research, convening, direct engagement of our staff, and investing for mission impact.

Main Street Landing Company

Main Street Landing is an environmentally and socially conscious redevelopment company in Burlington, Vermont that has created over 250,000 square feet of built environment on the Burlington Waterfront.  Our work commenced in 1982.  The Burlington Waterfront in the mid-1800s was the third largest lumber port in the world.  There have been many attempts in the last 100 years to redevelop the waterfront, and Main Street Landing was the catalyst to make it all happen.

The Ferguson Foundation

The Lintilhac Foundation

The Lintilhac Foundation's central purpose is to support organizations that are making sustainable, positive change for Vermont's environment and its people and providing Vermonters the information and resources they need to control their environmental destinies and strong traditions of democratic engagement.

Vermont Community Foundation

The Vermont Community Foundation was established in 1986 as a permanent source of support for the state. We are a family of hundreds of funds and foundations created by Vermonters to serve their charitable goals. We provide the advice, investment vehicles, and back-office expertise to making your giving easy and inspiring. Together, our funds and programs provide more than $12 million a year in grants in Vermont and beyond. 

VLITE

VLITE, using its dividend income from VELCO, funds projects and initiatives that further the energy policies of the State of Vermont.

Individual Donors

Individual Donors

  • Jerry Greenfield
  • Jason Jacobs

Sponsor

Front Porch Forum

Front Porch Forum is a free community-building service. Your neighborhood's forum is only open to the people who live there. It's all about helping neighbors connect. Invite neighbors and others to join.

The Point Independent Radio

Though the Point has grown in many ways in the past thirty-plus years,  it has remained committed to presenting a diverse blend of music both new and vintage, much of which gets little exposure anywhere else. It's an eclectic playlist of rock 'n roll, progressive pop, singer songwriters,  reggae, and more. The Point continues to allow its airstaff to have a greater freedom in choosing what songs they play than at almost any commercial radio station in the United States, and the overall playlist is the result of a collaborative process in which all staff members have a voice.

In a radio industry dominated by large corporations with hundreds of stations, The Point remains held by a small company; Northeast Broadcasting of New Hampshire which owns a handful of stations in northern New England.

Partner

350VT

Our Mission: In the Green Mountain State, we’re uniting a mass movement for bold solutions that both lift up Vermonters and cut down carbon — to be a national and global example for solving the climate crisis. We believe that everyone has a right to a secure, healthy and ecologically sound environment.

Yet, our world is presently facing an economic, ecological, and social crisis of proportions never before seen in human history. The survival of life as we know it is at imminent risk from global climate change. The times demand that we build broad and unified social movements that are strong enough to confront and overcome the systems which have created this crisis, while assuring that this human right is reflected in policy and on the ground at the state and local level.

This means acting in solidarity with the communities most immediately affected by the climate crisis, working for a just transition to a renewable society, and challenging inequalities rooted in race, class and gender dynamics, both internationally and in our own communities.

Ben&Jerry's

We make the best possible ice cream in the best possible way.

Capstone Community Action

Capstone provides comprehensive services to help people achieve economic well-being with dignity and develops partnerships to strengthen Vermont communities.  Our commitment is to alleviate the suffering caused by poverty, to work with individuals and families to move out of poverty, and to advocate for economic justice for all Vermonters.

Energy Action Network

EAN is an active network of nonprofit, business and government leaders working to transform Vermont's energy economy by focusing on 4 leverage points:

  • Regulatory Reform
  • Public Engagement
  • Technology Innovation
  • Capital Mobilization

Local Motion

Local Motion is a member-supported non-profit organization promoting people-powered transportation and recreation for healthy and sustainable Vermont communities.

New England Grassroots Environment Fund

The New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF) seeks to energize and nurture long term civic engagement in local initiatives that create and maintain healthy, just, safe and environmentally sustainable communities. The Fund uses stories, tools and dollars to fuel local activism and social change.

RETN

Watch and Learn

WATCH award-winning educational television and LEARN to create better videos for television and the internet at RETN (Regional Educational Television Network).

Round Sky Solutions

Round Sky Solutions delivers the capacity to rapidly metabolize complexity into effective action for mission-driven organizations and individuals through trainings and individualized coaching.

We believe that mission-driven enterprises are inherently more profitable but may lack the tools to unleash the power of collaboration in their teams. By developing and teaching simple, learnable tools that support healthy individual growth, implement collaborative organizational process, and enable effective leadership from all members of an organization, we are activating the socially responsible sector of our economy. In doing so, Round Sky supports the generation of greater health, sustainability and innovation for our world. In addition, by developing the Socially Responsible business model, we hope to drive more interest in socially responsible business practices across the entire economy.

Spindle and Widget

Spindle & Widget has the technical know-how and the real-world experience to help you tell your story. We’ve run media campaigns, managed large-scale projects, designed learning programs, and developed content and technology systems over and over.  We have more than 20 years of experience working with nonprofits, schools, and businesses. 

Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

Vermont Agency of Transportation

Vermont Community Garden Network

The Vermont Community Garden Network(formerly Friends of Burlington Gardens) leads the state’s community garden movement by educating, supporting and connecting garden leaders. We believe in the power of people growing food together to strengthen food security and build community.

Our mission is to support and grow the state’s vibrant network of community and school gardens.

Vermont Energy And Climate Action Network

VECAN is a network of statewide Vermont organizations helping communities across the Green Mountain State to reduce energy costs and climate impacts through conservation, increased energy efficiency and conversion to renewable energy sources.

Vermont Energy Education Program

Our Mission is to Promote Energy Literacy: A deep understanding of what energy is and how to use it efficiently, to enable energy usage choices that will result in a sustainable and vital economy and a healthy environment.

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

Vermont Energy Investment Corporation or VEIC is a non-profit organization in Chittenden County, Vermont that seeks to reduce the economic and environmental costs of energy consumption through energy efficiency and renewable energy adoption.

Vermont Interfaith Power and Light

VERMONT INTERFAITH POWER AND LIGHT seeks to educate faith communities and individuals about the threat that global warming presents to Creation and Earth, and to engage communities of faith in promoting energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy as a solution. The goal of the organization is to move Vermont's faith communities toward sustainable energy use and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, while living out our covenant with the Creator.

VPIRG

Founded in 1972, VPIRG is the largest nonprofit consumer and environmental advocacy organization in Vermont, with over 30,000 members and supporters. In 1975, the Vermont Public Interest Research and Education Fund (VPIREF) was established as VPIRG’s 501(c)3 outreach and education arm. For over 40 years, VPIRG has brought the voice of average Vermont citizens to public policy debates concerning the environment, health care, consumer protection and democracy.

Waterbury LEAP

Our History

In early 2007 several local Waterbury residents organized the 1st annual Waterbury Renewable Energy andEnergy Efficiency Rally as part of the nationwide Step-It-Up Day on April 14.  The event was a standing-room-only success.  The attendees overflowed the Waterbury Senior Center, and then formed a noisy, colorful parade that streamed down Waterbury’s Main Street.

On that day, almost 50 people signed up on a clipboard indicating that they were interested in continuing local efforts to reduce carbon emissions and promote energy efficiency and the use of renewable resources in Waterbury and the surrounding area.  Waterbury LEAP was born!

From the very beginning LEAP has been an independent organization fueled by the energy and ideas of local volunteer members.  We support our town leaders whenever we can, but we are not a town organization.  

LEAP is the only Vermont town energy committee to become a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  We have taken this step because we have set a very ambitious goal.  We plan to turn Waterbury into the greenest community in Vermont by 2020!    Over the years we'll track our progress and guide our efforts through the use of a number of measurable indicators.

LEAP members have accomplished a great deal in a short period of time, but we hope we are just scratching the surface in the crucial areas of emissions reductions, and promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency.  Please go to Projects to read about all the initiatives we have undertaken.

Prize Donor

King Arthur Flour

King Arthur Flour is America’s oldest flour company, founded in Boston in 1790 to provide pure, high-quality flour for residents of the newly formed United States. More than 220 years later, we’re the nation’s premier baking resource, offering everything from top-quality baking products to inspiring educational programs—all backed by the passion and commitment of our dedicated employee-owners.

SunCommon

Our mission is to tear down the barriers to renewable energy. We do that by making it easy and affordable for all Vermonters to go solar.

Sweet Basil Cards

Unique handmade greeting cards which utilize vintage postcards and images, lace, ribbons, buttons, and a bit of glitz for the finishing touch!