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Register for the Climate Economy Summit: IDEAS TO ACTION:

Help define and advance strategies to make VT a national leader in climate economy business development, innovation, and job creation for the future.

Making Rural Towns More Vibrant:

Through a number of different initiatives and programs, the Vermont Council on Rural Development helps to foster community and build local capacity.

Community Visits:

Community Visits allow towns to come together to plan local actions that make their towns more vibrant. Find out how your town can get involved.

Climate Economy Initiative:

In 2015, the VT Climate Change Economy Council will build a bold action plan to create jobs and boost prosperity while reducing carbon impacts and advancing efficiencies.

Join the Working Landscape Partnership:

Add your name to the growing list of folks who support Vermont's Farm and Forest future.

Food Systems:

The VT Higher Education Food Systems Consortium is designing new ways to collaborate, share students and resources and expand a plethora of elective opportunities for place-based food systems education where “Vermont is our classroom.”

What's New at VCRD

Progress for Vermont: Report and Action Plan of the VT Climate Change Economy Council
Progress for Vermont is the final report and action plan of the Vermont Climate Change Economy Council (VCCEC) which was founded in February 2015 by the Vermont Council on Rural Development. This broad-based nonpartisan group spent a year... read more
Hardwick Community to Set Priorities for Action on February 15th
All members of the Hardwick Community are invited to participate in the second phase of the Vermont Council on Rural Development’s (VCRD) Community Visit to the Town of Hardwick. The meeting, to be held on Monday, February 15th 6:30 – 9:00pm at... read more
VCRD is seeking a part-time Fund Development Professional
VCRD is seeking a part-time (8 hours/week) Fund Development Professional to work out of our Montpelier office to help lead grant writing, prospect outreach, annual campaign development and other fundraising work in line with our mission to support... read more
Registration Open ~ VT Climate Economy Summit: IDEAS TO ACTION
Attend “IDEAS TO ACTION,” the second Summit on Vermont’s Climate Economy, taking place at Vermont Technical College in Randolph on February 22, 2016. Join us to help define and advance strategies to make Vermont a national leader in climate economy... read more
Hardwick Community Visit Day ~ January 20th, 2016
On Wednesday, January 20th 2016, all members of the Hardwick community are invited to participate in a series of forums in town to share their concerns and ideas. VCRD will bring a team of over 20 federal, state, business, nonprofit, and... read more