Vital Communities inspires local energy action to help our region meet 100% of its energy needs through energy efficiency and renewable energy by 2050.

Vital Communities inspires local energy action to help our region meet 100% of its energy needs through energy efficiency and renewable energy by 2050.

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Weatherize Upper Valley

Launching in January 2017 and seeking community partners.

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Solarize
Upper Valley

Over 370 homes “solarized” in two years – learn how to launch Solarize in your town.

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Working with our region’s biggest energy users on efficiency and fuel switching.

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Resources for residents looking to make a difference.

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Solarize Toolkit

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We’ve created a comprehensive online toolkit with timelines, templates, and examples to help any community Solarize. Explore our Solarize Toolkit to learn from our two years of experience coordinating Solarize Upper Valley—you’ll find everything you need to plan a successful campaign in your community.

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Sarah Brock

Energy Program Manager

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 802.291.9100 x 109

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— Sarah Brock, Energy Program Manager

Sarah Brock joined Vital Communities in 2013 as our Energy Program Manager. Through her work Sarah provides support for our region’s 35+ local energy committees and 20+ businesses engaged in Vital Communities’ Corporate Energy Work Group. In 2014, Sarah led the launch of Solarize Upper Valley, a program that has since engaged 23 towns in helping hundreds of Upper Valley homes switch to solar energy. Prior to joining the Vital Communities team, Sarah was an Environmental Philanthropy Associate with the High Meadows Fund, a supporting organization of the Vermont Community Foundation. At High Meadows, Sarah led the development of a statewide network of transportation efficiency stakeholders. Years later, the Vermont Transportation Stakeholders Network is now supported by the Vermont Agency of Transportation and coordinated by Vital Communities’ own Bethany Fleishman. Sarah holds a joint degree in architecture and environmental studies from Middlebury College.