Accomplishments

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"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 letters to the VT Legislature and the Governor signed by hundreds of Vermont medical and health professionals.

  • On-going "speak-up" campaign encouraging voters to contact senior lawmakers about smart climate changes and clean energy ideas.

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

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

  • Hosted Bill McKibben (joint 2022 event with the New Hampshire Health Care Workers for Climate Action).

  • Contributor to the international Call-to-Action issued by the Global Climate and Health Forum.

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

  • Created climate change policy resolutions adopted by the Vermont Medical Society, the Vermont Chapter of the American Nurses Association, and the Vermont Public Health Association.

  • 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 behind "Paris to Pittsburgh" and “Last Tracks”, the VT Lt. Governor’s office, and VT Interfaith Power and Light to set-up and run screening/panel discussion events across Vermont.

  • 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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