Bike helmets rock at the Coach Barn

Bike helmets rock at the Coach Barn

Bike helmets were the hat of choice on a drizzly Sunday afternoon at Shelburne Farms Coach Barn a few weeks ago. Despite the 43 degree rain spitting weather, this lively party was in full swing bringing together throngs of loyal supporters to celebrate 15 years of nonprofit Local Motion (LM) and 10-year-old Bike Recycle Vermont,… Read More »

Climate Change has real “people power” Shelburne residents join march to raise awareness

Climate Change has real “people power”  Shelburne residents join march to raise awareness

by Laurie Caswell Burke Climate change is here. Many debate the reasons why but fewer are denying that it is real.  The visibility of this important issue clearly ramped up this past month in a series of important actions and initiatives. Perhaps the most inspirational was the Climate March organized by 350.org that drew over… Read More »

Ready, set, sail: Shelburne couple raises awareness of the effects of global warming

Ready, set, sail: Shelburne couple raises awareness of the effects of global warming

“Actions speak louder than words”: Shelburne residents Andrea Van Hoven and Dick Lednicky are taking on this old adage big time as they embark on a personal challenge combining their desire for adventure and discovery with their commitment to our planet. Two years ago the couple started to make plans to live abroad and learned… Read More »

Living ECOnomically: Vermont’s local food movement is alive and thriving

Living ECOnomically: Vermont’s local food movement is alive and thriving

By Laurie Caswell Burke This Saturday, the Parade Green promises to be humming with activity as the annual Farmers Market returns. It’s time to begin enjoying summer fun, including bountiful food options.   Eating local in Vermont has never been easier. Our state leads the way in the local food movement that is sweeping this country.… Read More »

Sustainability and eco-responsibility: VSC walks the talk

By Laurie Caswell Burke Shelburne’s neighbor, Vermont Commons School (VCS), has a longstanding mission guided by a strong environmental ethic. “Understanding the relationships between humans and the world they share is the primary goal of education,” VCS believes. “For students to appreciate their place and role in their environment – and respond with wonder and… Read More »