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Vermont Woman – Beth Sachs: A Passion for Social Justice and the Environment

by Cindy Humiston Weed

“Beth Sachs has dedicated her life to two important issues: social justice/women’s issues, and renewable energy/energy efficiency. And she’s been successful in both areas.

After spending 30 years with Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC), a company that she started with her husband, the late Blair Hamilton, Sachs (no relation to Debra Sachs), has spent the last 10 years on the board of directors for VT Works for Women (VWW), helping women and girls attain economic independence.”

“Sachs has jumped into action with another initiative: Change The Story, an independent partnership involving VWW, the Vermont Commission on Women, and the Vermont Women’s Fund, spearheaded by Bluemle. The program supports women’s economic status in Vermont by taking action to increase the number of young women in STEM-related or technical fields by collaborating with schools, by offering internships with successful female role models, and by hosting workshops. The program also hopes to educate all Vermonters by disseminating the hard data on wealth and poverty and the disparities between the sexes.”

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