The Environmental Assistance Office (EAO) helps Vermonters follow environmental regulations, reduce impacts to human health and the environment, and increase sustainability. We offer environmental compliance assistance to Vermont businesses and municipalities, provide recognition programs for green businesses in Vermont, and promote practices that reduce, eliminate, or prevent pollution at its source. EAO assists individuals, businesses, communities, state agencies, and others to identify effective and economical ways to reduce waste and pollution at the source.
Our team is made up of Permit Specialists and Pollution Prevention and Sustainability Specialists. Want to make your business more sustainable? Starting a new construction project? Have questions about permitting? We are here to help!
Our featured resource link provides information on EPA's Safer Choice Label
This is one tool for conducting Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP). EPP involves procuring products or services that have a reduced impact on human health and/or the environment. Such products or services may include those which contain recycled content, minimize waste, conserve energy or water, or reduce the amount of toxic substances disposed or consumed by the user. Green purchasing puts into practice the ideals of the Waste Reduction Hierarchy (priority in this order: reduce, reuse, recycle, dispose).