Vermont Sustainable Heating Initiative

Please Take Our Community Pellet Co-op Survey!

Fill out our interest survey in wood pellet production.

 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.
  • We believe that true sustainability requires social justice, mindful ecology, and sound economics. The exclusion of any one of these principles results in a system that will ultimately fail to remain viable.
  • We believe that by focusing our efforts on a portion of the energy consumption problem with a relatively low barrier to entry (as compared to transportation and power) our grassroots movement can have the greatest potential for a lasting impact.
  • We believe that Vermont has enough agricultural land that is both underutilized and unsuitable for food production to sustainably support the bulk of our home heating need with grass-derived pellet fuels.