Green Notes

Green Notes

This page is dedicated to the belief that every person on this earth can help reduce our carbon footprint. Even the smallest individual effort, when multiplied, can have a positive global impact. The businesses and organizations represented here, have partnered with The Point to share information about their products, services and efforts that promote a healthier, greener planet.



Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District


Central Vermont Waste Management District provides support and programming to help residents of our 18 member towns reduce waste by reusing, recycling and composting. We operate under a Zero Waste implementation plan and provide troubleshooting and resources to residents to move toward Zero Waste.

We are Zero Waste Central!

Call: 802-229-9383 or visit the CVSWMD website.



house needs is a leading supplier of energy-efficient, environmentally friendly home heating and ventilation products. For Solar Heating systems; Pellet, Wood and Gas Stoves; Tankless Water Heaters; Pex Radiant Heating; High Efficiency Wood or Gas Boilers, Direct Vent Space Heaters and so much more, Houseneeds offers green energy solutions and expert advice that cannot be matched anywhere.

Visit our showroom: 4805 Main St in Waitsfield, or call 802-583-2726.


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CarShare Vermont is a local nonprofit on a mission to provide a convenient, affordable, and reliable alternative to private car ownership that enhances the environmental, social, and economic wellbeing of our region and planet. CarShare Vermont gives our members affordable and easy access to a network of cars parked around town that they can use whenever they want for as little or long as they like. We take care of everything—from maintenance, repairs, and car washes to insurance, gas, and parking—while our members enjoy the convenience of a car when needed at a fraction of the cost of owning one. We make it easy for more people to get around with much fewer vehicles. This saves money, green space, and the environment.



How can you reduce your carbon footprint? Consider commuting alternatives like using the Montpelier, St Albans or Middlebury Link Express between these cites and towns and Burlington or use city busses. Hop on! you'll save money as gas prices rise, plus, you can relax, multitask and there are no parking hassles!

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Chittenden County residents and businesses turn to the Chittenden Solid Waste District for tools, tips, programs, and facilities to help them reduce, reuse, and recycle—as well as manage waste that must be disposed of responsibly. We can help you kick the can—the garbage can, that is!

For more info call our Hotline at 872-8111 or visit




City Market, Onion River Co-op is a consumer cooperative, with over 2400 members, selling wholesome food and other products while building a vibrant, empowered community and a healthier world, all in a sustainable manner. Located in downtown Burlington, VT, City Market provides a large selection of local, natural and conventional foods, and 1,700 Vermont-made products.

Visit or call 802-863-3659.