April 23, 2018

8 Vt. threatened and endangered species

And why you should care

By Tom Rogers

Vermont Fish and Wildlife

Vermont is often on the cutting edge of progress, and our state endangered species law is a prime example. Vermont lawmakers passed legislation more than a year before the federal Endangered Species Act that has protected Vermont’s endangered species for nearly half a century. Three species have since recovered enough to be removed from the list: peregrine falcon, osprey and loon. [Read more…]

Film shares Vermont farm kids’ stories

A scene from ‘Vermont Farm Kids: Rooted in the Land.’Observer courtesy photo

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont has released the film “Vermont Farm Kids: Rooted in the Land” for viewing on its website after a limited release last fall. [Read more…]

Utilities boost electric car incentives

Two electric companies serving northern Vermont, Vermont Electric Co-op and Green Mountain Power, are expanding and renewing incentives for customers to purchase electric vehicles.

Vermont Electric Co-op incentives include: [Read more…]

Get out, get the app and Green Up

About 400 Williston residents collected nearly 2 tons of trash during last year’s Green Up Day. This year’s event is set for Saturday, May 5. Observer courtesy photo

Green Up Day in Vermont, a tradition on the first Saturday in May since 1970, is set for May 5. The event attracts thousands of volunteers to come together and remove litter from roadsides and public spaces. [Read more…]

CSWD: Rinse, re-cap, recycle

Bottle caps now accepted at county recycling facility

It’s one of the most hotly debated recycling questions there is: Should you put the cap back on that bottle before you recycle it? Or does the cap go in the trash? [Read more…]