Hardwick Vermont and the surrounding Northeast Kingdom is home to a network of sustainable food and agriculture entrepreneurs innovating in an age of climate change. From cheese to beer, spirits, greens, and tofu, travel (and taste) through the region to see what can be done locally and nationally to regenerate soils, improve resilience, and sequester carbon while stimulating creative opportunities in the working landscape.
From solar panels, trackers and energy storage to compost, transportation, and green building design, Vermont businesses are transforming the state towards a low carbon future. Meet with business leaders, investors, and entrepreneurs and visit models of climate-economy innovation.
Visit the Vermont State House and meet with energy, policy, and advocacy leaders to explore Vermont’s comprehensive energy plan. Then tour sites and businesses across the capital region that demonstrate of Vermont’s policy and energy landscape in action.
Vermont’s Addison County, home to rolling hills and farmland, is modeling green design at every level. Visit the state’s first net-zero affordable housing development, a net-zero municipal building in Middlebury’s downtown, Middlebury College’s sustainable design projects, and businesses that have reduced their footprint and maximized efficiency and production.