Mia Feroleto

Brattleboro meeting memebers endorsed Cow Power

Kurt Daims of Brattleboro Common Sense managed the bureaucratic quicksand late in Brattleboro's Representative Annual Town Meeting to bring a new energy-related measure to a vote.

With only slight urging, the tired assembly agreed in an overwhelming vote to advise the town manager to purchase all electricity for the town's buildings from Cow Power, a program of Green Mountain Power which arranges electricity generation from renewable sources like hydro-power and methane generation from manure on dairy farms.

The advisory measure was researched by the local group Brattleboro Common Sense and was endorsed by the environmental group 350.org and works in accordance with the Town Plan.

It is the first and very quick official action to build momentum on the broad statewide environmental resolution of 350.org that was approved only 19 days before the meeting.

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Let it grow

Will Vermont lag behind with legislation that keeps the legal marijuana economy out of the hands of all but a privileged few?

Recently, I chaired the first meeting of the newly formed Vermont Chapter of Women Grow. For those who are not familiar with Women Grow, it is perhaps the fastest-growing organization in the cannabis industry and was profiled in a 2015 Newsweek cover story on women taking over the billion-dollar...

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