VERMONT INNOVATOR NEWS • WEEK OF DECEMBER 17, 2018

Vermont Climate Economy Action Team
Announces 2019 Action Priorities
Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Climate Economy Action Team (CEAT) announced their 2019 agenda for advancing economic progress and making Vermont more affordable by helping Vermonters use energy more efficiently and meet their heating and transportation needs with (continue)

University of Vermont’s Faculty and Dean Named to
List of World’s Most Influential Researchers
Four University of Vermont faculty, including a dean at the university, have been named to a list of the world’s most impactful researchers, based on the number of times their published studies have been cited by other researchers over the past decade. (continue)

$90,000 Available for Farming Sustainability
and Food Safety Projects
Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets released two Request for Proposals (RFPs). VAAFM is pleased to announce the availability of up to $90,000 of funding from these two programs to assist eligible Vermont farmers and food businesses to make upgrades to their operations and improve the sustainability of their businesses. (continue)

Vermont Ranks No. 2 of Peace Corps’ Top
Volunteer-Producing States in 2018
Peace Corps announced that Vermont ranks No. 2 among states with the highest number of Peace Corps volunteers per capita. There are 43 volunteers from Vermont currently serving worldwide and 1,622 Vermonters have served in the Peace Corps since the agency’s founding in 1961. (continue)

VERMONT INNOVATOR NEWS • WEEK OF DECEMBER 10, 2018

Brattleboro Landfill Solar
Project Commissioned
Brattleboro, VT — The Brattleboro landfill solar project was energized on June 30, 2018 and is now producing clean, renewably generated electricity. Officials from Windham Solid Waste Management District, along with multiple towns, schools and non-profits securing financial benefits associated with the project, celebrated its commissioning at a ribbon cutting ceremony. It was also attended by numerous government officials and those responsible for developing the project. (continue)

Mount Mansfield Maple Selected
As Oprah favorite
Winooski, VT – Mount Mansfield Maple Products is excited to announce today that their Coffee-Infused Organic Maple Syrup is included in this year’s Oprah’s Favorite Things holiday gift list, featured in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine and on OprahMag.com. (continue)

Vermont Arts Council
Announces Grant Awards
Montpelier – The Vermont Arts Council has awarded grants to artists, arts organizations, and communities throughout Vermont. The projects funded through these grants are as vital and varied as the state’s creative sector — ranging from a Cultural Facilities Grant that helps fund the installation of an ADA-compliant elevator to a Creation Grant of $4,000 that will (continue)

VEDA Sets Record in FY18 for
Total Amount of Financings Closed
South Burlington, VT– In FY 2018, VEDA closed a record number of financings – a total of $167.8 million. This amount is 1.8x the largest previous annual volume in the Authority’s history.  The amount of private capital leveraged in the projects financed was $93.3 million.  These and other FY2018 contributions to Vermont’s economy by the Authority will be presented today at VEDA’s 44th Annual Meeting in South Burlington.  (continue)

VERMONT INNOVATOR NEWS • WEEK OF DECEMBER 03, 2018

QUANTUM LEAP: Who's life are you leading?
Are you in charge of your own life? Are you interested in building a life with greater purpose? When you master yourself, you can master anything. Join us for a one-day event, Quantum Leap, taught by Adam Hergenrother on January 24, 2019, during which Adam will address all of these fundamental questions to leading a larger life. (continue)

University of Vermont Named a Gold Bicycle Friendly
University by the League of American Bicyclists
The League of American Bicyclists has honored the University of Vermont with a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly University award in recognition of the institution’s achievements in promoting and enabling safe, accessible bicycling on campus. (continue)

Vermont PTAC to Host Statewide Series of Workshops on
How to Contract with the State of Vermont
MONTPELIER, VT – The Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VT PTAC) invites Vermont businesses to join them and the State of Vermont, Office of Purchasing and Contracting (OPC) for an in-depth look at how to do business with the State of Vermont. This free, two-hour workshop will focus on working specifically with the Office of Purchasing and Contracting (OPC). OPC oversees the centralized purchasing and contracting for the State of Vermont. (continue)

Local food Consumption and Job
Numbers Surpass 2020 Targets
The 2020 target of 10 percent was created with the thought that doubling the 2010 estimate of 5 percent local food and beverage consumption would create economic growth in the state, including 1,500 net new jobs, new business creation and investment in infrastructure. (continue)