Do You Love Vermont?


Do You Love Vermont?


Who are we?

Vermonters for a Clean Environment is a statewide non-profit corporation. We believe that Vermont’s economic growth depends on its environmental health.

VCE was founded in 1999 by citizens in southwestern Vermont who joined together to deal with an inappropriate industrial development project. VCE’s members now come from all over Vermont.

VCE Board of Directors 2021

Steve Halford, President, Wallingford
Adam Guettel, Vice President, Tinmouth
Kathy Halford, Treasurer, Wallingford
Jennifer Baker, Monkton
Robbin Clark, Lowell
Carol Irons, Albany

This grassroots organization receives the majority of our funding from citizens, with additional foundation support. Over the years we have received grants from New England Grassroots Environment Fund, Lear Family Foundation, Patagonia Foundation, Lintilhac Foundation, Johnson Family Foundation Fund, Ettinger Foundation, Prentice Foundation, Maverick Lloyd Foundation, Kelsey Trust, Rodgers Family Foundation, Vermont Community Foundation’s Sustainable Future Fund, and the Park Foundation.

VCE’s staff consists of founder and Executive Director Annette Smith (article in Rutland HeraldAP storyprofile in Vermont Farm Women book, profile in Seven Days) who works out of Danby (802) 446-2094, with Regulatory Affairs Director John Brabant. We hire lawyers, experts and public outreach as necessary to achieve our goals.

What is our mission?

VCE advocates for the wellbeing of all Vermonters, striving for the protection of the natural world: land, air, water, wildlife, people, and especially the web of life.

We unite to pursue the common goals of encouraging economic development with minimal environmental impacts and preserving Vermont’s natural beauty.

We inspire and engage citizens in longterm planning for sustainable economic, environmental, telecom and energy policies that will benefit Vermont communities and Mother Earth.

We encourage your participation.

Get Involved

Join VCE and support our mission to protect Vermont’s environment and economy. Members receive newsletters, updates on issues, provide feedback, and identify impending projects. You can contact us via postal mail or via the online form below. If you would like to donate to VCE, you may do so by PayPal or by checkThank you!