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Calling all Vermont breweries, dairy, and specialty food manufacturers: Join a Sustainability Cohort and go green!

https://dec.vermont.gov/environmental-assistance/sustainability/cohorts

Jump-start your business' green journey, or take it to the next level, by participating in a Sustainability Cohort. Cohorts provide in-depth technical assistance, training, good PR, and some funding assistance to a group of 5-10 businesses in the Dairy Products, Brewing, and Specialty Foods sectors who commit to specific, measurable goals in energy, water, waste, and wastewater. Over the course of a year-long tracking period, participating businesses meet regularly for workshops, information-sharing, and networking. You’ll get free on-site technical assistance on sustainability from the Department of Environmental Conservation's Environmental Assistance Office and on energy from Efficiency Vermont as you work towards meeting your environmental improvement goals in the context of a supportive and collaborative community of peers. Workshop topics will include environmental data management and reporting, wastewater, asset management, and an energy kaizen event, and/or other topics of interest to participants.  

Participating businesses will also be able to take a fully-subsidized course in Green Production through the Community College of Vermont. Course starts this April, and space is limited, so if you are interested, act now! Read more about the course and DEC's partnership with CCV.

Join now! Contact: Celia Riechel, 802-477-2669 or celia.riechel@vermont.gov.