Volunteer Project Idea: Family Teaching Kitchen

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One of the initiatives of the Green Mountain United Way, includes Health.

While Vermont continues to be a leader in health, obesity rates here and across the country have been steadily increasing over the last ten years. Almost a quarter of adults in Vermont are obese, and obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and some cancers continue to be the leading causes of death in Vermont. Research proves that consuming adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables and exercising the recommended amount of 30 minutes per day can prevent obesity.

Green Mountain United Way is encouraging communities to join our Building Healthy Communities initiatives throughout the five counties we serve to improve access to healthy foods and physical activity opportunities. Through partnerships with hospitals, clinics, education institutions, businesses, municipalities and other groups, we are working together to create community environments that support individuals and families in living healthy…

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Vermont Nonprofit News: Climate Change, Leadership & Summer Swimming

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Forums Explore Next Steps for Vermont’s Climate Change Economy

Join the Vermont Council on Rural Development and local business leaders at a series of regional forums on What’s Next for Vermont’s Climate Change Economy?  Forums will take place from 7-9 pm at the:

>Paramount Theatre in Rutland 8/26

> City Hall in Burlington 9/17

> Latchis Hotel in Brattleboro 10/6

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Get Ready for #GivingTuesday:

How to Mobilize a Successful Campaign

Wednesday, September 16 | 4:00 p.m. | Burlington

Mingle, nibble and learn at Burlington’s South End Kitchen where you’ll hear case studies, get tips for leveraging social media, and start thinking about how your organization…

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Why Engagement is more than a warm, fuzzy feeling

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Why engagement is more than a warm, fuzzy feeling.

And why you should care.

Have you ever tried asking a stranger for money? Even if it was for a good cause, you probably wouldn’t have had much success. The truth is, very few people (or institutions, for that matter) are willing to open their wallets for someone with whom they don’t already have some sort of positive relationship. But that’s exactly what many nonprofit organizations try to get them to do. Needless to say, they don’t often succeed. Because before you can successfully raise more money, increase volunteer support or improve service and program delivery, you need to focus on engagement.

If you think of engagement as a warm, fuzzy feeling that just sort of happens, you may be in for a surprise.

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Thursday August 20 2:00EDT

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Join IBM nonprofit subject matter expert Alexander Oftelie and former…

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MSF News Alert: Teleconference Tuesday

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“Building Your MS Support Network”

Free Teleconference Tuesday Night


On Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. EST, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation will present a free teleconference “Building…

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Get out and Volunteer!!

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This month we feature a wonderful opportunity in Montpelier at the Family Center of Washington County where they are in need of someone to organize a large bookshelf of children’s books. Please help them and the kids out by offering to organize all their books.

While there, you might want to spend some time reading to the children. Story time is always fun.


Madeleine C. Roy / Development & Marketing Director / Green Mountain United Way
Orleans/Northern Essex Office
PO Box 33, Derby Line, VT 05830 / Tel: 802-647-2148

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Be Bear Aware

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The mountains and forests that make for great hiking and camping also serve as prime bear habitat. While living and recreating with bears is nothing new in Vermont and negative incidents in the backcountry are rare, it is important to remember that they do occur.

There has been recent bear activity in the Camel’s Hump area. Numerous reports of bears breaking into food caches, privies, and equipment at Hump Brook and Montclair Glen overnight sites resulted in the temporary closure of camping at these facilities. Both sites are now open.

The Green Mountain Club worked with agency Bear Aware Signpartners from Vermont Fish & Wildlife and Forests, Parks and Recreation to install bear-safe food storage containers and signs educating hikers about proper food preparation and storage in the backcountry.

Bears are opportunists; they are attracted to food and smells found at campsites and if rewarded with successful foraging, can become habituated to…

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100 Days of Hope. #ChooseYourDay

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Severe weather this summer? No sweat.Along with popsicles and BBQs come summer thunderstorms, wildfires, heat waves and even the possibility for flooding. You can make sure your family stays safe by taking a few easy precautions to stay prepared for the unexpected. Thanks to you, in July we:  News you can use:#ChooseYourDayWhen we think of summer, we typically think of being outdoors, family vacations, pool parties and fun in the sun. What you might not know is that during this season, blood and platelet donations will slow down, leaving fewer blood products available for those who need them. And someone in the U.S. needs a transfusion every two seconds! We could really use your help.#ChooseYourDay and schedule a lifesaving blood donation appointment today.

Gail McGovern,
American Red Cross


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Emergency Shelters
What to Do If a Wildfire Threatens

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