'Sugaring sweet for the birds' in St. Albans Messenger

on Jun 2, 2017 8:57:15 AM

Elaine Ezerins of the St. Albans Messenger tells the story of local maple sugar maker Branon Family Maple Orchards in Fairfield, to illustrate how integrating bird conservation practices into their forest management plans helps to protect birds and their habitats.

Elaine interviewed Cecile Branon and Audubon Vermont conservation biologist Steve Hagenbuch for an original and detailed piece that explains how the project works and its benefits as well as any we've seen. Education on bird-friendly habitat and recognizing participating maple producers are both goals of Audubon Vermont -- a win-win for people, business and the birds!

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Topics: Energy & Climate Change, Clients, Audubon Vermont

Cx Associates profiled in Business People Vermont Magazine

on May 1, 2017 3:45:04 PM

In what is (to some people) a dry and technical field like energy engineering consulting — for healthcare, higher education, multifamily, manufacturing and other large commercial and industrial facilities, no less — it can be challenging to attract substantive attention from the media.

So we are all celebrating the in-depth profile of Cx Associates and its principals, Jen Chiodo and Matt Napolitan, in the May issue of Business People Vermont. Check it out.

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Topics: Energy & Climate Change, Vermont

Audubon Vermont's Bird-Friendly Maple Project featured in national magazine

on Apr 24, 2017 12:00:00 PM

The headline in the Spring 2017 issue of the national Audubon magazine starts the story, "Maple Syrup Makers Are Turning Their Forests Into Prime Songbird Habitat." And then the story continues by introducing one of the maple syrup producers participating in Audubon Vermont's Bird-Friendly Maple prgram.


For maple syrup producers Steve and Amy Wheeler, a good year isn’t only measured by buckets of sap. It’s also marked by the number of pewees singing in the woods, the rows of woodpecker tunnels lining the sticky trunks, and the sight of nuthatches clownishly piling into tree cavities.

Read the full article to learn more about how the program works and the at-risk birds that are benefiting the most. 

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Topics: Energy & Climate Change, Brand Identity, Vermont

Call2Recycle Announces Vermont Collected 114,000 Pounds of Batteries for Recycling in 2016

on Feb 9, 2017 12:05:00 PM

Call2Recycle, Inc., the appointed battery stewardship organization in Vermont, announced over 114,000 pounds of batteries have been collected statewide in 2016, vastly exceeding its goals for the year. This is a 187% increase from the previous year, prior to the legislation that led Vermont to become the first state in the U.S. requiring producers to finance a collection and recycling program for single-use (primary) batteries.

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Topics: Energy & Climate Change, Vermont, Product Stewardship

Net Zero Vermont Announces Team Bridges Wins $10K Prize

on Jan 19, 2017 3:00:00 PM

At a Statehouse news conference, Net Zero Vermont Co-CEOs Deb Sachs and Dan Jones announced the winning design team for the Montpelier 2030 Design Competition $10K prize is “Team Bridges,” a collaboration of 12 professionals from 10 companies and organizations.

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Topics: Energy & Climate Change, Net Zero Vermont

Net Zero Vermont Announces Finalist Presentations for Jan 7

on Dec 17, 2016 10:05:00 AM

 

As a temporary exhibit was hung in City Hall, Net Zero Vermont Inc. announced public presentations by the top five finalist teams for the Sustainable Montpelier 2030 Design Competition will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. in the Pavilion Building Auditorium. Seating is limited and advance registration is encouraged for this free event.

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Topics: Energy & Climate Change, Nonprofits

Net Zero Vermont Design Competition Opens Voting

on Oct 4, 2016 7:46:47 AM

 

Net Zero Vermont opened a pop-up gallery and voting for the Sustainable Montpelier Design Competition on October 2, 2016 in the capitol city. Design concepts were submitted from around the world for Montpelier residents, workers and visitors to review and select their top five. The Times Argus and NECN [Video] were first to cover the action.

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Topics: Energy & Climate Change