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About vtclimate

Our names are Lily Gutterman, Shea Riester, Monique Gallant, Anna Kruseman, and Emma John. We are participating in Climate Summer, biking throughout Vermont to build an environmental movement. Follow our posts and help us end American dependency on deadly energy! Also, check out our website: www.climatesummer.net.

Gaining momentum…

by Lily Gutterman When I signed up for this trip, it was unclear to me what movement-building would mean. Throughout training, Marla and Craig continuously stressed the importance of relationships– the exchange of experiences, stories, and knowledge that bind people … Continue reading

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Solar Living

Last week in Bradford, Team Vermont huffed and puffed up Wrights Mountain to see exactly what sustainable living looks like. Nancy Rae Mallery, publisher of Green Energy Times, graciously agreed to take us on a tour of her solar powered home. … Continue reading

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Team VT Gets Their Hands Dirty

by Anna Kruseman It was a wonderful sunny day when we met with Jim McCracken at Bradford Elementary School. This school is very conscious about sustainability and they have programs to promote this awareness onto the children they teach. It … Continue reading

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Food for thought//raw milk

by Lily Gutterman Smuggling raw milk across state lines. S.W.A.T. team raids in a small organic cooperative. “Why is the USDA so afraid of freedom?” a farmer asks. The film Farmageddon gives life to the story of USDA regulation, and how … Continue reading

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Resilient Royalton

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This is a brief video we made about our time spent in South Royalton, VT. South Royalton has made incredible progress as a community in beginning the transition away from deadly energy–here’s a glimpse of the awesome community organisations, farms and local leaders we learned from during our time there.

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Resilience in the Face of Irene

by Monique Gallant Every day is a marathon. That is our motto on Team Vermont. This has certainly been true over the 3 days we biked nearly 150 miles from Lowell, MA to our first stop in the town of … Continue reading

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Local Foods and Building Community in South Royalton, VT

by Anna Kruseman Thursday was Team Vermont’s first day in South Royalton. We had a busy schedule and were involved in different activities over the past three days. One of the main local initiatives that are up and running here … Continue reading

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Flashback to Camp Wilmot/Team Placements!

by Lily Gutterman I felt like I was about to get back an important exam. We had been waiting for our teams to be announced since day one of orientation. Today was the day. My stomach was churning in knots. … Continue reading

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