Today’s Solutions: June 19, 2024

As cases rise in the US, Vermo

As cases rise in the US, Vermont serves as a model for virus containment

As coronavirus cases spike again in the US, residents are being encouraged to once again hunker down in their homes, but what if you don’t have a home to shelter in? There is a 25 percent covid infection rate among homeless Americans, but one state stands out as an outlier: Vermont. The state has Read More...

Compost bin in the garden.

Throwing food waste in the trash is now illegal in Vermont

Vermont has long been praised as one of the greenest states in the US, and rightfully so. In 2019, the Green Mountain State passed into law the most comprehensive ban on single-use plastics in the US, setting a commendable standard for other states to follow. In 2020 a bid to further their Read More...

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Vermont just passed the most comprehensive ban on single-use plastics in the US

If $7,500 isn’t enough to motivate you to move to Vermont (see yesterday’s main story), then maybe this will: Vermont just joined the growing list of states swearing off single-use plastics by adopting the nation’s broadest restrictions yet on shopping bags, straws, drink stirrers, and foam Read More...

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Want a change of scenery? Vermont will pay you $7,500 to move there

If you’ve been priced out of living in cities like San Francisco or New York, Vermont wants you to consider an alternative. In a new program that will begin next year, the state will pay relocation costs for workers who get jobs at Vermont companies. It’s a variation on another program, Read More...

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Vermont passes bill restricting the use of pollinator-killing pesticides

Pesticides are one of the main reasons why bee populations have plummeted at an incredible rate in the past couple of years. In Vermont, for example, beekeepers reported losing an average of 57 percent of their hives from 2017 to 2018, and that’s even higher than the national average of 40 Read More...