Promoting vibrant communities and a healthy natural environment while encouraging long term economic vitality in Vermont.

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

  • Energy: Improving buildings and developing transportation systems that use less and cleaner energy.
  • Land Use: Encouraging working farms and forests, compact settlements, and responsible watershed management.
  • Sustainable Agriculture: Promoting healthy land and expanding agricultural markets.

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



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Our work often falls within multiple areas of focus. We embrace such intersections and value collaboration, learning, the sharing of best practices, and initiatives that demonstrate social and marketplace innovation.