On November 8, 2023

Community discussion with VPIRG to be held at the Rutland Free Library


Wednesday, Nov. 8, 6-8 p.m.—RUTLAND—Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) will gather in the Fox Room at the Rutland Free Library on 10 Court St., Rutland on Wednesday evening to discuss the latest in their newest climate campaign. Attendees are encouraged to share their climate change experiences, and take action with one (or several) interactive event activities. Refreshments will be available with opportunities to further discuss ideas and experiences with community members.

Founded in 1972, the Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) is the largest nonprofit consumer and environmental advocacy organization in the state. For 50 years, VPIRG has brought the voices of everyday Vermonters to public policy debates concerning the environment, health care, consumer protection, and democracy.

As a 501(c)4 nonprofit advocacy group, VPIRG conducts non-partisan public interest advocacy in support of priority public interest issues and campaigns and seeks legislative and policy solutions that make Vermont an even better place to live. VPIRG advocates and organizers use independent research, policy analysis, public outreach, and grassroots mobilization to design and implement effective strategies for each campaign.

VPIRG established the Vermont Public Interest Research and Education Fund (VPIREF) in 1975 as its 501(c)3 outreach and education arm in order to conduct independent research and public education on a broad range of issues.

VPIRG is a people-powered organization. Funding comes from grassroots donations from Vermonters in every corner of the state.

VPIRG projects include climate & energy initiatives.

Fighting the climate crisis: Repowering Vermont, and saving Vermonters money with clean energy solutions.

Consumer protection: Putting people ahead of profits and standing up to powerful special interests on behalf of all Vermonters.

Democracy: Making government more open, responsive to and reflective of ordinary citizens.

Environmental health: Eliminating toxins from consumer products, drinking water, and our environment.

Racial justice: Working to dismantle systemic racism to ensure equal rights and treatment are afforded to all Vermonters.

Zero waste: Reducing waste to protect the natural environment that is so central to our ecosystem, economy and way of life.

For more information, visit: vpirg.org.

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