The Energy Action Network (EAN) works to achieve Vermont’s 90% renewable by 2050 total energy commitment and to significantly reduce Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions in ways that create a more just, thriving, and sustainable future for Vermonters.
Yesterday, I joined a Vermont Energy & Climate Action Network (VECAN) webinar hosted by this group and learned so much about what we can all do to help save our planet. I am so concerned about the ravaging affects of climate change that my focus and that of Tonewood is to learn more about what efforts I can make to do my part. I hope to leverage the power of the brand, Tonewood, and I bring a North American perspective to building awareness of climate change within the maple syrup industry and beyond. Globally, we all need to do better.
Beyond learning about what all Vermonters need to do to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, I asked what sugar makers can do to decarbonize in the future. It was brought to my attention that there are available rebates to sugar makers to convert to wood pellet fired evaporators. For more information about these rebates visit:
I also learned that the Canadian provinces of Quebec and British Columbia have decarbonization programs in place. Both provinces have successfully reduced emissions while growing their economies. Vermont can do the same.
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We need to save our trees, fall foliage, the maple industry, our ski resorts, and the planet for our children....think about it.
Source: VECAN presentation