4 State Agencies Lead-by-Example to Deploy Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Demonstrating Vermont’s ongoing commitment to flood mitigation, pollution reduction and energy preservation, four Vermont State Agencies and Departments submitted reports to the Governor today documenting their work to utilize and promote Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI). These reports build on Executive Order 06-12 issued by Governor Peter Shumlin in March 2012 that directed the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Agency of Natural Resources, Agency of Transportation and the Department of Buildings and General Services to come together to form the Interagency Green Infrastructure Council.


Gov. Peter Shumlin, Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, and Green Up Day sponsors Green Mountain Power and Subaru of New England today joined to remind Vermonters to participate in the 45th Annual Green Up Day this Saturday and to highlight a unique, Green Up Day-inspired art project being constructed on the State House lawn.

Gov. Shumlin Statement on Legislative Session

Gov. Peter Shumlin issued the following statement as the Legislature worked to wrap up early session efforts in advance of Town Meeting week. “I want to thank the House and the Senate, and especially Speaker Smith and Senate Pro Tem Campbell, for the hard work so far this session

Nearly 1,700 acres in Glover and Greensboro Conserved

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 17, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Vermont Land Trust and the Greensboro Land Trust are happy to announce that a large stretch of well-managed forest—filled with unique natural and historical features—was conserved on Thursday, September 12

Governor Signs Legislation to Promote Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy for Homes, Farms and...

BURLINGTON - June 17, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Gov. Peter Shumlin today signed into law three bills that will improve access to energy efficiency and clean energy for Vermonters. The legislative package will provide new financing options through VEDA and the Treasurer’s Office for projects meeting state energy goals, make improvements to the state’s thermal efficiency programs, and streamline the permitting process for farm digester projects.

New poll shows massive public support for wind power in Vermont: Support goes up...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - February 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- A new poll released today by the Castleton Polling Institute continues to show overwhelming public support for building renewable wind energy turbines on Vermont ridgelines. Further, the poll indicates that support for wind among Vermonters does not drop off when the question is asked about building a wind project “in your community.”

Secretary Markowitz Announces Green Infrastructure Initiative – an Environmentally Sustainable Approach to Manage Stormwater...

October 4, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, at a meeting for municipal public works employees and environmental engineers on innovative approaches to stormwater management, the Secretary of the Agency of Natural Resources, Deb Markowitz, and Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner, David Mears, announced the kick-off of the “Vermont Green Infrastructure Initiative.” They also announced the receipt of a $245,000 USDA Forest Service grant that will help the state in this effort. The Green Infrastructure Initiative provides a coordinated mechanism for implementing green infrastructure practices throughout Vermont.

Burlington Senior Property Receives $50,000 for Best Practices in Green, Senior Housing

COLUMBIA, MD - September 14, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- South Burlington-based Cathedral Square Corporation today received a MetLife Foundation Award for Excellence in Affordable Housing.

HUD awards $250,000 to state of Vermont to build green housing

WASHINGTON, DC - April 6, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today announced that the State of Vermont is being awarded a $250,000 grant to produce new affordable, energy efficient, green housing

Green Jobs Chairman Calls for ‘A Dramatic Expansion of Solar Power’

WASHINGTON, DC - March 9, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), chairman of the Senate's green jobs subcommittee, has introduced legislation to encourage the installation of 10 million solar systems on the rooftops of homes and businesses over the next decade.

Vermont Offers Free Radon Home Test Kits

BURLINGTON, VT - January 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The winter heating season is the best time to test homes for radon, a colorless, odorless gas present at elevated levels in about one out of every seven homes in Vermont.



MONTPELIER, VT - April 28, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The recession hasn’t made finding affordable housing for average Vermonters any easier, according to a new report released today.