Vermont

Vermont has long been home to progressive and empathetic thinkers.

It was a leader in the Abolition movement to end slavery in the US and more recently was the first US State to introduce same sex marriage without being forced to do so by a court order.

Today, it earns high SweetScore ratings on every Issue SweetScore covers other than gun control.

There's also a special link between Vermont and the SweetScore mission:

Vermont is home to high profile consumer products companies that embraced sustainability and social justice from inception - and for which embrace of sustainability and social justice was fundamental to their success.

These companies include Ben and Jerry's ice Cream and Seventh Generation, both of which are now owned by international consumer products company Unilever.

We see a directly link:

 

  • A society embraces sustainability and social justice.
  • Those in the society establish companies that build sustainability and social justice into their DNA, making high quality products in a human friendly way.
  • Consumers respond and the companies flourish.
  • The society gains good jobs and builds wealth at home while serving markets around the globe.

This is exactly what SweetScore seeks to encourage, inside and outside Vermont.

It also helps prove the important point that clean tech jobs and sustainable business can help grow jobs and wealth outside of major urban centers, and can bridge the "rural" / "urban" economic divide.

You can see how SweetScores are determined here.

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9

Environmental Protections - State Rating

9

Women's Equality - State Rating

10

LGBTQ Equality - State Rating

4

Gun Control - State Rating

8

Just and Civil Society - Country Rating

This is a U.S. Country rating. You can see State specific ratings above.

10

Balanced Trade with U.S. - Country Rating

This is a U.S. Country rating.  By definition, all States in the U.S. get a 10 rating on this Issue.

8

Environmental Protections - Country Rating

This is a U.S. Country rating. You can see State specific ratings above.

8

Women's Equality - Country Rating

This is a U.S. Country rating. You can see State specific ratings above.

10

LGBTQ Equality - Country Rating

This is a U.S. Country rating. You can see State specific ratings above.