2017 Vermont Worksite Wellness Conference

Registration for the 2017 Worksite Wellness Conference is now open!

The Vermont Department of Health is again partnering with the Governor’s Council of Physical Fitness and Sports to host the annual Worksite Wellness Conference on March 23rd, 2017 at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington.

The conference brings together over 400 business leaders, human resources professionals, and wellness specialists from across the state to share ideas for inspiriting employees to make healthy choices both on and off the job.

Concurrent workshops in the afternoon will dive deeper into a variety of subjects, including physical activity and nutrition in the workplace, employee engagement, stress reduction, and several other topics.

Register by March 1st to get the early bird rate and take advantage of green commuting opportunities! 

Please email ashwinee.kulkarni@vermont.gov with any questions.

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Green Mountain United Way Day of Action Volunteer Projects

Day of Action is United Way’s Annual Volunteer Day on Tuesday, June 21. Contact Carrie at Green Mountain United Way at 802-622-8056 or cstahler(at)gmunitedway (dot) org with questions or to participate. We ask that you contribute a 4 hour shift (other options are possible, please email or call for more information). Detailed information will be provided to those who register for projects.

Register online at gmunitedway.org/day-of-action.

NSBatCrsVTTrl#1212-01Project #1 – Volunteer Morning at OUR House in downtown Barre Tuesday, June 21 at 9am – TBD (timeline is dependent upon quantity of volunteers)

Use your volunteer time to make a difference in your community. For the Day of Action 2016 Green Mountain United Way is hosting a clean-up at OUR House in downtown Barre. We’ll be staining their handicap ramps, painting exterior doors, sweeping and cleaning the parking area, lawn, and street-facing flower bed. No special skills are needed and painting materials and snacks will be provided.

About OUR (One Unified Response) House: A Children’s Advocacy Center and Special Investigations Unit committed to providing a safe and supportive environment to assist child victims, adult survivors, and non-offending family members in the discovery, intervention, healing, and prevention of child sexual abuse. OUR House serves Washington County, in central Vermont. http://www.ourhouse-vt.org/


Project #2 – Volunteer Afternoon at Sexual Assualt Crisis Team (SACT) Offices and Shelter in downtown Barre Tuesdsay, June 21 (timeline is dependent upon quantity of volunteers)

Use your volunteer time to make a difference in your community. For the Day of Action 2016 Green Mountain United Way is hosting a clean-up at SACT in downtown Barre. We’ll be power washing their building, mowing the lawn, sweeping porches & parking area, and trimming bushes and plants outdoors and doing general spring cleaning inside their shelter’s shared spaces. No special skills are needed, bring a push broom, pruners, and garden or leather gloves if you have them. We will start our work at OUR House then transition to SACT to continue the day.

About the Sexual Assault Crisis Team: a non-profit volunteer organization founded to serve the needs of female and male victims of sexual violence in Washington County. They offer 24-hour services and support to victims of sexual violence. Their goal is to eliminate sexual violence and work toward changing public attitudes about sexual assault. http://sactvt.org/



Project #3 – Trail Maintenance with Mad River Riders in the Mad River Valley – Saturday, June 25 at 9am

Join the Mad River Riders out on the beautiful mountain bike trails of the Mad River Valley for a day of trail maintenance. Mad River Riders will provide experienced trail builders to lead you as you help rake, trim and clean up trails in preparation for a season of riding and the arrival of the Vermont Mountain Bike Festival on these volunteer-built and maintained trails. Most of this work will entail raking with iron rakes and leaf rakes, but some rock moving might be involved as well.

All work will take place outdoors, so please be prepared to assist in any of Vermont’s many potential weather conditions. Remember to wear good boots, preferably with a protective toe, and to bring gloves and safety glasses. We will be raking, benching and installing drainage and rock armor. Please bring rock and leaf rakes, benching tools, such as grub hoes, rock picks and pulaskis. Extra hand tools will be available. If there is heavy rain, (snow, sleet, etc.) this day will be rescheduled.

About Mad River Riders

The Riders’ 45+ mile network features the most popular Mad River Valley trailheads for biking, hiking, skiing and snowshoeing, including the beginner-friendly Blueberry Lake trails in the Green Mountain National Forest and classic technical trails in Camel’s Hump and Phen Basin State Forests. Mad River Riders has been creating opportunities for getting outdoors in the Mad River Valley for 30 years. http://www.madriverriders.com/


Download Flyer HERE:  GreenMountainUnitedWayDayofAction2016 (2)

Download Team/Company Sign up sheet HERE:  DayofActionVolunteerSignUp


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Public Health Week


Public Health Week:

All offices of the VT Dept. of Health will be observing this important week through displays in their lobbies and extra promotion of their programs.

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