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GMUW to Launch Campaign at Kickoff Breakfast

GMUW to Launch Campaign at Kickoff Breakfast


On Sept. 16th, at the Steak House on the Barre-Montpelier Road, Green Mountain United Way will host its annual kickoff breakfast for the 2015 – 2016 campaign. In addition to launching the campaign fundraising for the year, GMUW will be including those who attend in its 40th anniversary celebration and will be introducing its new Executive Director, Tawnya Kristen. Continue reading

Volunteer Project Idea: Family Teaching Kitchen

Volunteer Project Idea: Family Teaching Kitchen


Do you like to cook? Learn how you can engage volunteers to help achieve United Way’s goal to increase the number of healthy youth and adults. Whether setting up cooking stations and activities, teaching children and their parents about nutrition, or packing grocery bags for participants to take home after class, volunteers at family teaching kitchens play an important role in creating healthier communities. Continue reading

Vermont Nonprofit News: Climate Change, Leadership & Summer Swimming

Vermont Nonprofit News: Climate Change, Leadership & Summer Swimming


Vermont businesses and nonprofits are addressing climate change – both its challenges and opportunities. Their creative solutions are a growing part of our state’s economy. What are your experiences? Do you have ideas around how Vermont can grow jobs and nurture innovative business development in sectors ranging from clean energy, to recycling, transportation systems, and thermal efficiency?

Join the Vermont Council on Rural Development and local business leaders at a series of regional forums on What’s Next for Vermont’s Climate Change Economy? Continue reading

Get out and Volunteer!!

Get out and Volunteer!!


This month we feature a wonderful opportunity in Montpelier at the Family Center of Washington County where they are in need of someone to organize a large bookshelf of children’s books. Please help them and the kids out by offering to organize all their books. Continue reading

Be Bear Aware

Be Bear Aware


The mountains and forests that make for great hiking and camping also serve as prime bear habitat. While living and recreating with bears is nothing new in Vermont and negative incidents in the backcountry are rare, it is important to remember that they do occur.

There has been recent bear activity in the Camel’s Hump area. Numerous reports of bears breaking into food caches, privies, and equipment at Hump Brook and Montclair Glen overnight sites resulted in the temporary closure of camping at these facilities. Both sites are now open. Continue reading