Vermonters for a New Economy


Vermonters for a New Economy
is a coalition of organizations, businesses, and individuals who are all working to create a new economy for Vermont.  Please click on the link to get to our main web page. This is a temporary site. Solidarity Vermont is a group we support that works to help people interested in taking action for a new economy, environmental justice, human rights, and democracy know all that is going on around the state. To subscribe to the SolidarityVT mailing list, please send a message to solidarityvt+subscribe@googlegroups.com. The mailing list also gives you access to a shared calendar.

You can work with us to design and enjoy the new ways we are owning and operating businesses, banking, exchanging goods and services, financing projects, and earning income.  This work enables us to pursue regenerative economic activities to strengthen our food systems, build renewable energy, reuse and recycle byproducts, and foster creativity, culture, and healthy lifestyles.  You can join by writing to vtneweconomy@gmail.com and telling us how and why you support our work.  If you want to receive our newsletters, click here:

We are working to create and demonstrate new economic structures and processes:

1)      Ownership Models like public benefit corporations, cooperatives, workers owned businesses, and community owned enterprises. 

2)      Financing Options – public banking, small investor markets, and commercial barter systems.

3)      Entrepreneurial development to support founders of new enterprises.

4)      Means of Exchange such as time banks, food currencies, commercial barter, and other mutual exchange systems.

5)      Management Systems that manage to the multiple bottom lines of community, nature, human development, and long-term health.

6)      Measurement and Metrics that account for natural and human health, happiness, and long-term resilience.

These structures direct energy, money, time, and other resources to:

1)      Generate renewable energy and energy efficiency.

2)      Grow organic food and resilient regional food systems.

3)      Develop our creative sector to generate new ideas and solutions.

4)      Support enterprises that work to reuse and recycle waste products.

5)      Sustain the beauty and value of our forests and highlands ecosystems.

6)      Build health and vitality for all people, regardless of income or other status.

7)      Undertake regenerative activities restoring wetlands, lakes, rivers, and biodiversity.