Connecting & Activating Vermont Communities

Education & Advocacy

Education and advocacy are key to successful efforts to save energy, create renewable generation opportunities and ensure action on climate change. There is real power in people who understand the challenges we face and the opportunities at hand by moving away from expensive, dirty fossil fuels and towards a renewable, sustainable energy economy.

There are many great resources in the state, and around the world, that can assist local efforts in spreading awareness, inspiration and catalyzing engagement in community, state-level and national efforts to chart a homegrown, efficient, renewable energy future.

Initiatives and Programs

VEEP worked closely with teachers from Cabot School to create interactive hands-on projects. Engaging students in an energy literacy program was the goal of the project, so the program focused on having the students fully involved in the learning process. Projects included building solar concentrators, creating CO2 balloons, replacing incandescent light bulbs with CFLs, and weatherizing houses for local farmers. Hands-on projects engaged the students while they learned about more sustainable energy products and approaches.

The VEEP project with Cabot School reduced the school’s annual electricity usage by 10% per year from 2003-2012. More importantly, 10 years worth of Cabot students have had the opportunity to get engaged with energy and take leadership by promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy in their communities.

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