Vermont Environmental Consortium
The Vermont Environmental Consortium fosters growth among Vermont’s environmental businesses and excellence in the state’s environmental educational programs. It offers advocacy, networking, consultation, training, and program planning assistance to its small business, corporate, higher education, and non-profit membership.
VEC works closely with state government to ensure a sustainable, high quality of life. It provides lawmakers with the information they need to create sound environmental regulations.
It also works to enhance Vermont’s environmental image and reputation for quality, seeks to attract environmental professionals and firms to Vermont, and fosters cooperation within the environmental business and education communities.
From Food to Fuel
Biodigestion of post-consumer food waste can produce more energy than manure and could revolutionize Vermont’s farm economy.
Now a 260kW biodigester and electricity/heat co-generation facility is planned for Vermont Technical College’s Randolph campus.
This collaborative project of VEC, VTC, and the Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District was made possible by a $500,000 Department of Energy grant.
Using 14 tons of clean food scraps daily and an equal amount of manure from VTC’s 240 cows, the biodigester will provide heating for campus buildings and electricity that the college can use and sell.
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Daniel Hecht, Executive Director