Welcome to the Roadmap to Environmental Literacy for Vermont!

This online document will introduce you to the project and it will take you on a journey through each of Vermont’s 14 counties.  In each county, you will find descriptions of two or three successful and replicable environmental projects and initiatives.  Our hope is that as you and others read the vignettes you find there, you’ll not only be proud of what your neighbors are accomplishing, but you’ll be inspired to get involved in some of these things yourself or be motivated to start something important and new.

To view linked PDF files of the different portions of the Roadmap, please click on the links below.  Click “Back” at the bottom of each PDF to come back to this main menu.  A high resolution, printable version of the entire document (12MB) is available here, if you’d prefer to have a printable copy.

Thanks for stopping by the website to view the Roadmap!  We hope you enjoy where it takes you!


What is Environmental Literacy?
What are the History and Goals of the Project?
Where will Vermont’s Road to Environmental Literacy Take You?
Who was Involved in the Project?



Bennington County PDF

Meeting Minutes

Bruce Lierman – Bike Safety Instructor
Hand Motors Auto Dealership – Energy and Recycling Initiatives
Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services – Food and Fuel Fund

Windham County PDF

Meeting Minutes

Guilford Central School – Interpretive Trail Guide
Rockingham Arts and Museum Project – Project Space #9
Taylor Farm and Hildene – Summer Camp Collaboration

Rutland County PDF

Meeting Minutes

Rutland Herald – Environment Page
Central Vermont Public Service – Employee Farm Share Program
Rutland Area Farm and Food Link – Grow the Longest Extra Row and New Farmer Initiative

Windsor County PDF

Meeting Minutes

COVER Home Repair
Hartland Public Library
Shackleton Thomas Furniture and Pottery – The Naked Table Project

Addison County PDF

Meeting Minutes

Middlebury College – Coordinator for Athletic Sustainability
Trail Around Middlebury
Vermont Family Forests, Robinson Elementary School and Starksboro Public Library

Orange County PDF

Meeting Minutes

Neighborly Farms
Vermont Technical College’s Center for Sustainable Practices – Aenomometer Loan
Program and Farmers’ Market and Hospital Collaboration
Randolph Fish and Game Club – Conservation Camp Sponsorship

Chittenden County PDF

Meeting Minutes

Front Porch Forum
The Sustainability Academy
Bike Recycle Vermont
Higher Education Initiatives – University of Vermont’s Eco-Reps, Champlain College’s
Guide to Greening your Event, St. Michael’s College’s Teaching Gardens

Washington County PDF

Meeting Minutes

National Life Insurance – Alternative Transportation Incentives
Warren School Cafeteria
Vermont Green Energy Training Partnership – Youth Program

Caledonia County PDF

Caledonia County Meeting Minutes

The Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Student Volunteers
Claire’s Community Supported Restaurant
St. Johnsbury Academy – Composting Program

Grand Isle County PDF

Meeting Minutes

Champlain Islands Farmers Market – Community Collaborations
Islanders Caring for the Environment and Town Offices Collaboration
South Hero Land Trust – The Land, the Farms and Me

Franklin County PDF

Meeting Minutes

Lake Champlain International – Fishing for Friends Mentoring Program
Hazen’s Notch Association – Campership Fund
St. Albans Area Watershed Association – Lawn Signs

Lamoille County PDF

Meeting Minutes

Bourne’s Energy Inc. – Conserving Resources at the Office
Lamoille County Natural Resources Conservation District – Portable Skidder Bridge
Rental Program and Regional Hydroseeder Project
Stowe Mountain Resort – Composting Initiative

Orleans County PDF

Meeting Minutes

Northwoods Stewardship Center – Conservation Corps
Sterling College – Student Service Requirement

Essex County PDF


Vermont Center for Ecostudies – Vermont Loon Recovery Project
Nulhegan Basin – Land Conservation




Printable 12MB Roadmap to Environmental Literacy for Vermont