VPIRG’s mission is to promote the health and well-being of Vermont’s environment, people and locally-based economy by informing and mobilizing citizens across the state. For over 40 years we have represented the public’s voice, countering special interest influence on issues of public health, the environment, consumer protection and democracy. VPIRG’s work has helped keep Vermont on the cutting edge of critical state and national issues ranging from fighting climate change and building a clean energy future for Vermont, to defying chemical industry lobbyists to fundamentally change how we regulate toxic chemicals in Vermont, to the effort to transform Vermont’s health care system. We identify innovative solutions and build the political support necessary to put practical ideas into action. The organization has 18 full-time staff and a summer field staff of 80+ and an annual budget of $2.5 million. You can find more information about VPIRG and our campaigns on our website at: www.vpirg.org.