Many Vermonters are excited to be “doing so well” as a state - so well that people are moving here in droves and real estate purchases are through the roof. One of the things that the newcomers are excited about is that Vermont is both clean and green.
Recently, the Legislature passed the Global Warming Solutions Act. The act (versions of which other states have also passed) will allow us, the citizens, to hold Vermont accountable for doing all the things we want and need to do to promote climate justice and prevent climate meltdown.
Vermont is going to enjoy the results of the GWSA in spite of the fact that Republican Gov. Phil Scott vetoed the bill. Luckily, representatives of both parties overrode the veto, and now the GWSA is law.
I bring this up because I have heard some well-meaning friends and neighbors say that they plan to vote for Scott.
According to an article in a recent issue of The Nation, “In an 18-month period, TV and print outlets gave 40 times more coverage to the Kardashians than to the acidification of oceans caused by rising temperatures” - and this was in 2012, before most of the really exciting...
In 1995, my husband and I moved to Dummerston, pregnant with our first child and dreaming of the good life. We had bought a parcel of land that was too expensive for our modest budget, but it was perfect for the solar- and wind-powered home we planned on building.