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Small Steps towards Divestment

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By Gregory Dennis

It’s one thing to launch a national political movement. It’s another and much larger challenge to see it gain momentum.

Remember Beyond War? Remember the Million Man March? Me neither.

So the growing success of the national…


“Slow Democracy”

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Blog by Joan Knight

What is slow democracy, and does it have something in common with slow food and slow money? What led Susan Clark and her co-author Woden Teachout to write a book by that name?

I first met


Rejection Denied

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In the climate movement, failure is not an option. Failure means the worst scenario, it means hurting our children, it means giving up on that irresistible future that we all dream of. For some of us, it is incomprehensible. Why


Tipping Point

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By Tim Stevenson

Generally, tipping points are only recognized as such in our rear view mirrors, when it’s already too late to do anything.

But ironically, it’s possible that the extreme winter weather—the “Polar Vortex”–we’ve experienced this season can help


UVM Student Climate Culture Won’t Give Up on Divestment

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After receiving a rejection of divestment from the Investment Subcommittee of the Board of Trustees, University of Vermont Student Climate Culture has asked President Thomas Sullivan to put divestment back on the table. In a letter to President Sullivan, Student…


Youth Climate Action Day

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Last Friday, over 100 middle and high school students spent their school day at the Vermont State House. We had students from 8 schools: Montpelier High, U32, Twinfield, Mill River, St. Albans (Team USA!), CVU, Orchard Valley, and Harwood.  This…


“So Little Time” Launches Today!

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So Little Time: Words and Images for a World in Climate Crisis is a new book from an emerging Vermont publishing company, Green Writers Press. The book is a compilation of poetry and images from many authors and photographers, including