Montpelier City Council is being asked to “stick a stick in the spokes” of the planned redevelopment of land adjacent to the former Montpelier Beverage & Redemption Center on Main Street in the Capital City amid calls to create a new city park on the site instead.
Many Montpelier residents are choosing to become “car-liberated.” According to the 2016 American Community Survey, 530 households, or about 15 percent of Montpelier, are car free. They live side by side with those who rely on one, if not two, singleoccupancy vehicles. As many seek to become more green and more carbon-neutral, we are learning that sustainable cities are walkable cities.
The premiere of the Farmers Market on State Street on Saturday was wellreceived, although for some “the jury is still out.” The move from the nearby parking lot next to Julio’s restaurant was part of a trial run to promote the city as more pedestrianfriendly.
The task of reimagining, then of remaking Montpelier took another solid step forward on July 27 when about 50 or so citizens gathered at a late afternoon garden party to witness the launch of a new notforprofit organization called the "Sustainable Montpelier Coalition."
State, city and civic leaders from the governor on down hailed a new vision of the future for the Capital City on Wednesday. It marked the culmination of a six-month design competition, Sustainable Montpelier 2030, organized by Net Zero Vermont to make the city carbon neutral by 2030. And the winner is — Team Bridges
Tuesday, June 25th 6:30PM The Vestry of the Unitarian Church of Montpelier sponsored by the Sustainable Montpelier Coalition and the UCM Climate Action Team. A deeper discussion to process Roger Hill’s talk on Climate Change Comes To Central Vermont. 176 people came out to hear Roger's Talk. It was informative and raised concerns for many about how we face the incidents of extreme weather that we are going to experience more frequently in the future. This event is an opportunity to discuss how to hold the emotions that were brought up by the talk and still discuss ways in which we can take action. The results of the survey from the talk were in order: Clean Water, Food Security, Transportation, Housing, and Public Space. What can we do to take action to both adapt and mitigate solutions for our community? Join us to be part of this rich discussion. -- Child care will be available upon request please call 802-272-1195.
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