A component fund of the Upper Valley Region of New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Vermont Earth Institute (VEI)

Vermont Earth Institute educates and supports Vermonters to reduce consumption and adopt environmentally sustainable practices in their homes, workplaces and communities.

Vermont Earth Institute [VEI] is a statewide non-profit that educates and supports Vermonters to reduce consumption and adopt environmentally sustainable practices in their homes, workplaces and communities.

VEI's discussion courses and educational programs bring people together, raise their ecological awareness and facilitate profound change in values, habits and actions in caring for the environment.

VEI believes that grassroots activism can shift American attitudes and behaviors, helping people to live lighter, leading to an improved quality of life and a more just, ecologically-based economic system.

Founded in 1994, VEI has three part-time staff [in Norwich, Montpelier, Burlington] and a cadre of 35 volunteers. Our affiliation with pre-eminent national sustainable living programs, the National Earth Institute Network and the Center For a New American Dream, enables us to offer Vermonters proven, successful programs.

Grants Awarded: 

2007 -  Funds to help VEI  with a database upgrade; and with the hiring of a strategic planning consultant.

For more information: 
Grant Year(s): 

2016 Children's Fund Grantees