Connecting & Activating Vermont Communities

$4,000 Community Capacity Building Grants

Community Capacity Building Grants offer an exciting opportunity for communities to invest in community conversations, outreach, and capacity building.

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Inflation Reduction Act Resources

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) offers unparalleled financial opportunities through grants and incentives to reduce costly reliance on fossil fuels. Find out more on the VECAN IRA resource webpage, which will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

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Winter Workshop Series 2023

Join us every other Wednesday at noon!

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Five Things Your Town Energy Committee Can Tackle Right Now!

In this new resource from VECAN, find an overview of five types of projects that energy committees can think about tackling when looking for their next project to take on.

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Municipal Energy Resources

Learn about how your community can maximize state and federal funding, including resources and recommendations for working with municipalities to support strategic investments in cost-saving and fossil fuel-reducing projects!

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Monthly E-newsletters

You can now download and view our monthly e-newsletter!

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Town Energy Committee Communications Toolkit is LIVE!

The VECAN partners along with a small cohort of energy committee members developed a communications toolkit with templates, tools and strategies to take your committee’s outreach and communications to the next level

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VECAN's Town Energy and Climate Action Guide

Be sure to check out our guide on how to form and run an effective energy committee, ideas for programs and initiatives, financing and funding options, and much more!

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Vermont Energy Committees

Vermont’s network of town energy committees continues to grow, reflecting a powerful grassroots response to the pressing need to cut energy costs, foster renewable energy generation and lessen the state’s contribution to global warming.

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Projects, resources, initiatives

Learn about campaigns, resources, case studies and policies to support your efforts to save energy, save money and reduce waste.

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Learn about campaigns, resources, case studies and policies to advance your renewable energy generation priorities, including solar, wind, biomass and hydro.

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Find out about the innovative approaches, initiatives, success stories and strategies to foster transportation efficiency and walkable, bikeable, compact communities.

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Find out and engage in the policy and planning efforts underway to ensure Vermont achieves its essential 90 percent by 2050 renewable energy goal.

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Informing and shaping community conversations, local initiatives and regional and state policy arenas is imperative. Find timely policy news and ways to effectively engage.

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Find information here about grant or other funding options to support your community’s priorities, as well as information about financing for clean energy investments.

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