VEC Holiday Party & Annual Meeting
 December 17, 2015  
Local 64
Montpelier, VT

VEC Legislative Breakfast
February 5, 2016
State House Cafeteria
Montpelier, VT 


VEC's 5th Annual Water
Quality Conference
June 8, 2016
VT Technical College
Randolph, VT 

Renew your Membership Or Join VEC Today!

It's that time again - the time to renew your membership or consider joining the VEC for the coming year. Let us tell you a bit about some of VEC's accomplishments during 2015. VEC is proud not only of the work it does, but of its continuing efforts to collaborate with Vermont businesses, nonprofits, and educational institutions. 
With member support, this year VEC:
  • Held VEC Annual Legislative Breakfast in Montpelier in February to help kick off the conversation about green jobs and the environmental business sector during the legislative session.
  • Continued to maintain the Vermont Green Careers Website, funded by the State of Vermont Department of Labor (DOL), providing information on starting or finding a career in the environmental business sector in Vermont (www.vermontgreencareers.org).
  • Exhibited at the Vermont Rural Water Association's Annual Conference and Trade Show in May in Fairlee to update attendees on what VEC was currently working on.
  • Held the 4th Annual Water Quality Conference: Learning from Other Successes in May in Randolph at Vermont Technical College where we examined some of the organizational structures and innovative approaches that have succeeded and might be applied to improvement of water quality.
  • Worked with VT Department of Environmental Conservation regarding Urban Soil Management practices in Vermont.
  • Sponsored and exhibited at the White + Burke 2nd Annual Vermont Development Conference in November.
  • Continued to provide the latest member information through Facebook, our member VEC website at www.vectogether.org, e-newsletter, and through LinkedIn. 
Also, we want to let you know about a change in our Board of Directors. Jill Michaels of Community Investments, and VEC Board president for 7 years, has decided to step down from her position. We thank her tremendously for her dedicated service to the VEC and that she will remain on the VEC board to continue serving. 

Please visit VECs member page and join us or renew with VEC today! Our VEC member store allows you to pay via credit card easily, so please visit to find the membership level appropriate for you. You may also join by printing the application and sending a check in the mail.

-Miles Waite,  Waite-Heindel Environmental Management
Vermont Environmental Consortium President-Elect

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Member NEWS:

A New Way of Seeing the Landscape:
Tools for Helping Engineers and Licensed Designers Develop with Natural Resources In Mind
December 8th, 2015
Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier
Approved for 2 non-soil credits for licensed designers

VT Climate Economy Summit 

The Vermont Council on Rural Development will host the second Summit on Vermont's Climate Economy at Vermont Technical College in Randolph on February 22, 2016. The focus of the day will be to identify key steps that will reduce carbon emissions while stimulating economic development opportunities. The Summit will share the action plan developed by the Vermont Climate Change Economy Council to advance the competitiveness of Vermont's economy and will bring together innovative business, non-profit, and community leaders, elected officials, public policy advocates, students, and interested residents to develop this platform of action towards implementation.

Visit our website for more information on the Summit and the Vermont Climate Economy Initiative! Registration will open after January 1 2016.

Vermont Clean Water initiative
Discussions on Act 64 and its implementation

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015
11:30AM-12:30PM; Winooski Room
The Clean Water Initiative for Municipalities
Speaker: Kari Dolan, Department of Environmental Conservation
WebEx link: tinyurl.com/CWI-BrownBag-2

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016
11AM-Noon; Winooski Room
Managing Stormwater Impacts from New Development
Changes in the Permit Threshold
Speaker: Padraic Monks, Department of Environmental Conservation
WebEx link: tinyurl.com/CWI-BrownBag-3

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
Winooski Room
Stormwater Permits for Municipal Roads
Speakers: Gina Campoli, Agency of Transportation
& Jim Ryan, Department of Environmental Conservation
WebEx link: tinyurl.com/CWI-BrownBag

Thursday, March 10, 2016
11AM-Noon; Winooski Room
Clean Water State Revolving Fund
Long-term Financing of Water Quality
Speaker: Bryan Redmond, Department of Environmental Conservation
WebEx link: tinyurl.com/CWI-BrownBag-5

Thursday, April 14, 2016
11AM-Noon; Winooski Room
Agricultural Tile Drainage
Speaker: Laura DiPietro, Agency of Agriculture
WebEx link: tinyurl.com/CWI-BrownBag-6

Join us!!

Local64 , 43 State Street (2nd Floor), Montpelier, VT 05602

Please RSVP to: Erin Lorentz at  info@vectogether.org. Many thanks to Local 64 for hosting us!

Election of officers & other business will occur from 5-5:30PM. 5:30-7:00PM will be an open house to enjoy networking & refreshments. If you are a VEC member and are interested in becoming a VEC Board Member please contact the VEC office by phone at 802-747-7900 or email

VEC Legislative Breakfast
Friday, February 5, 2016

The VEC is holding its Annual Legislative Breakfast to help kick off the conversation about green jobs and the environmental business sector during the legislative session.

State House Cafeteria
February 5, 2016
7:45AM to 9:30AM
The event is free to those who attend.

Sponsor this event today for $100!