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Accomplishments

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

Martin Luther King

A partial list of VTCHA's accomplishments ...

  • Delivered this Letter to the Legislature signed by more than 300 Vermont medical and health professionals.

  • Meetings with the Governor, the Lt. Governor, the Speaker of the House, and the Senate President pro tem.

  • Meetings with staff from Senator Sanders', Senator Leahy's, and Representative Welch's office.

  • Contributing author of the international Call-to-Action issued by the Global Climate and Health Forum.

  • Speech at 2019 Vermont Climate Strike rally (~5,000 people).

  • Launched "speak-up" campaign encouraging voters to contact senior lawmakers.

  • Presentation at the 2019 UN Americas RCE Sustainable Development conference.

  • Panel member (with Bill McKibben) - Castleton University Green New Deal event.

  • In collaboration with the Vermont Public Health Association, the Vermont Public Health Department and the UVM Gund Institute, presented on climate change and health equity at medical and health conferences, hospitals, universities, and other locations across the region.

  • Created get-out-the-vote video viewed by tens of thousands of Vermonters.

  • Created video about the benefits of weatherization programs viewed by tens of thousands of Vermonters.

  • Created video about the benefits of developing a Global Warming Solutions Act viewed by tens of thousands of Vermonters.

  • Testimony before the Governor's Climate Commission.

  • Meetings with legislator Climate Caucus.

  • Testimony before Vermont House and Senate Committees.

  • Teamed up with the filmmakers behind "Paris to Pittsburgh" and with Vermont Interfaith Power and Light on screening/panel discussion events across Vermont.

  • Multiple letters-to-the-editor campaigns.

  • Completed two climate change and health research projects with UVM medical students.

  • Completed project on climate change and mental health with UNH Sustainability Fellow.

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