The High Meadows Fund promotes vibrant communities and a healthy natural environment while encouraging long term economic vitality in Vermont.
The changing climate is already impacting Vermont's communities and working landscape. It is urgent that Vermonters adapt to those changes while also lowering their contribution to climate change. We bring this sense of urgency to our three areas of focus:
- Land Use: Encouraging working farms and forests, compact settlements, and watershed land use that protects communities, soil, and water quality.
- Energy: Improving buildings and transportation systems in order to lower fossil fuel use.
- Sustainable Agriculture: Promoting healthy soil and expanding agricultural markets.
We do our work through charitable grantmaking, research, convenings, direct engagement of our staff, and investing for mission impact. We particularly value initiatives that demonstrate social and marketplace innovations.
The High Meadows Fund has issued a Request for Proposals to assist municipalities and non-profits in developing drop-off composting services at transfer stations in compliance with Vermont's Universal Recycling Law (Act 148). See the RFP here.
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