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Run on 100% Renewables, Burlington, Vermont Powers Ahead (Video)

"Burlington, Vermont, the state's largest city, recently became the first in the country to use 100 percent renewable energy for its residents' electricity needs....

One Good Deed Spreads to 40 Other Tables at Vermont Diner

On a rainy Saturday morning patrons at the L&M diner in Barre, Vermont got a bit of sunshine to go with their pancakes. The kindness...

Vermont City Reaches Milestone in Energy, 100 Percent Green

Vermont's largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements. 100 percent of Burlington electricity now comes from...
Vermont Sail Freight Project boat

Vermont Boat is New Model for Carbon- Free Shipping

This week a new sailing barge was launched on Lake Champlain that its backers hope will soon be in the vanguard of a new...
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Healthiest US States: Northeast Fares Best, Vermont Tops List

Vermont has again been named the healthiest state in the nation, topping the list for a fifth straight year thanks in part to a...
Vermont trail, photo by threeseamonsters on Flickr-CC

Roadless Vermonters Turn Woodland Path into Pedestrian Lifeline

After flooding ripped apart roads (now under construction) near Killington, Vermont, townspeople have marshaled their resources, taking a quiet half-mile trail over a mountain...
Vermont State House in Montpelier by Matthew Trump - CC license

Vermont’s Pension Solution: Civility

You don’t see the Vermont governor criticizing public employees, like leaders in New Jersey, Maine, Wisconsin and other states. No members have walked out...
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Cow Power Electrifies Vermonters

Cows producing electrical power? On six farms in Vermont, cow manure is used to produce methane, which in turn runs engines that...

Vermont Experiment Keeps Seniors at Home, Out of Nursing Homes

A unique experiment is under way in Vermont that allows older people to stay home and avoid nursing homes. Under Vermont's Choices for Care...

Good News in History, September 5

Happy Birthday to Bob Newhart, who turns 90 years old today. Born in Oak Park, Illinois, the stand-up comedian and actor is noted for...

Tree-Filled City Parks Make People as Happy as Christmas Day, Says New Study of Twitter Posts

This first-of-its-kind study used people's tweets to track their moods after visiting public parks—and they found that trees make us as happy as Christmas.

Good News in History, July 2

55 years ago today, the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 was signed into law by U.S. President Johnson outlawing all segregation on the...

Good News in History, July 1

85 years ago today, Sydney Pollack, the director, producer, and actor, was born in Indiana. His 1985 film Out of Africa won him two...

Two More US States Have Approved Bans On Single-Use Plastic Bags

The two new pieces of legislation mean that there are now five US states that have approved bans on single-use plastic bags.

Good News in History, June 23

On this day 79 years ago, the American athlete Wilma Rudolph was born prematurely at 4.5 pounds (2.0 kg). Despite a polio virus, infantile...

Good News in History, June 5

30 years ago today, during the student uprising near Tiananmen Square in China where one million people were rallying for democratic reforms—and the morning...

Good News in History, June 2

75 years ago today, composer Marvin Hamlisch, who is one of only two people to have ever won the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony...

Hear How Man Gave Up High-Paying Job, His Car and House, to Work With Homeless Teens–And He Couldn’t Be Happier

Man quit his job, gave his car away, and let go of his snazzy apartment—all to work with homeless teen boys—and years later, he couldn't be happier.

Good News in History, April 26

65 years ago today, Seven Samurai was released in theaters, the epic cinematic masterpiece co-written, directed, and edited by Akira Kurosawa. A technical and...

Good News in History, April 7

Francis Ford Coppola, one of the greatest filmmakers of all time was born 80 years ago today. His bout with polio as a youngster...