Vermont Sustainable Heating Initiative

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Governor's Award
VSHI receives the 2008 Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence and Pollution Prevention.
 The Vermont Sustainable Heating Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to the establishment of affordability and sustainability in Vermont's home heating economy. We believe that Vermont has the potential to be energy independent within the home-heating sector, and that this energy independence can and should be established in a manner that is socially, environmentally, and economically responsible. Since 2008 we have educated state lawmakers on the sustainable energy potential of Vermont's fiber shed, equipped low-income Vermont households with affordable (and fossil-fuel free) heating systems, and worked to establish pellet production as a sustainable local industry serving Vermont's own energy needs.