10+ Tips for an Eco-Friendly Holiday Season

10+ Tips for an Eco-Friendly Holiday Season

Want to do your part in going (or staying) green this holiday season? Check out our tips for eco-friendly shopping, decorating, dining, and travel. 1. Minimize gift giving. The more we buy, the more plastic, packaging, and waste we produce. Try a Yankee swap with...
St. Albans couple takes a closer look at nature

St. Albans couple takes a closer look at nature

Betty Vallee tugs an imaginary hood around her face as she recalls wind rushing across arctic ice. “Why don’t we go to Hawaii?” she remembers asking her husband, Rod. The Vallees had traveled to the arctic to photograph narwhals. They took dog sleds onto the ice,...
Double your donation: Patagonia will match gifts this month

Double your donation: Patagonia will match gifts this month

Patagonia will match your gift to VLT! Want to support forests and farmland in Vermont? Double the impact of your donation by giving through Patagonia Action Works. This digital platform connects people like you to organizations like us that work on environmental...
These Massachusetts residents are Vermonters at heart

These Massachusetts residents are Vermonters at heart

Dan Arguimbau recalls visiting farmers as a kid in Massachusetts. He’d go with his father, George, who was then an office manager for the USDA. “I love to talk to farmers and listen to their stories,” says Dan, a farmer himself. He lives with his wife, Peg, on a...
A Gift of Land for Newport’s Bluffside Farm

A Gift of Land for Newport’s Bluffside Farm

Vermont Land Trust recently received a small land gift. Like many small gifts, its impact far exceeds its size. Three brothers, Hank, Tom, and Doug Amon, own land in Newport that has been in their family for many generations. The property is just across the road from...