Tag Archives: Deb Markowitz

State News
May 5, 2016

State announces Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence

The Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award winners were announced on April 28 at an award ceremony at the State House Cedar Creek Room. Since 1993, Environmental Excellence awards have recognized efforts and actions of Vermonters to conserve and protect natural resources, prevent pollution, and promote environmental…

Op - Ed
April 27, 2016

Earth Day heroes

By Deb Markowitz Every Earth Day, I take time to reflect on the importance of the work we do at the Agency of Natural Resources and how much I appreciate the passion and commitment of our over 600 employees. At ANR, our work to protect the…

Op - Ed
December 29, 2015

The heat in Paris

Limiting global warming to under two degrees

By Deb Markowitz, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

The last time I was in Paris, the temperature was unbearable. The country was suffering through a record-setting heat wave that caused the deaths of over 100 people. Needless…

State News
November 13, 2015

Board recommends projected $10.4 million for clean water

On Monday, Nov. 9, the Clean Water Fund Board recommended spending a projected $10.4 million to reduce nutrient pollution in Vermont’s waterways. The funds will be administered by state agencies in 2016 and 2017, once the Lgislature approves the plan next session. Nutrient pollution carried in runoff…

State News
October 15, 2015

Vermont’s universal recycling law feeds hungry Vermonters

Since July 2015, when requirements for food diversion took effect for medium-sized institutions under Vermont’s universal recycling law, the Vermont Foodbank has seen a 24 percent increase in food donations from retailers over last year. On Thursday, Sept. 24, state agency officials, representatives from the…

Op - Ed
September 9, 2015

Pope Francis: A day to care for creation

By Deb Markowitz

Last week I had an opportunity to spend some time with an older gentleman who has lived in the hills of Vermont his whole life. As he showed me his land, he shared his belief that more Vermonters are environmental stewards than…

April 8, 2015

Universal recycling — an opportunity for Vermont

By Secretary Deb Markowitz, Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

As I’ve been traveling around the state talking with Vermonters about the new universal recycling law, I have met many impressive individuals on the front lines of implementation.

Trevor Mance, founder of TAM…