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.