Ever Widening Circles is proud to call Vermont home and there is a lot to celebrate here!

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It’s so easy to overlook the beauty of our own cultures. But lately, we’ve been reflecting on the ways our region has influenced our perspective on the world. So, we dove into our archive to find the articles we think best connect our beautiful corner of the planet to you and the wider world.

In this Circle of articles, we’ll give you an expanded view of the state of Vermont.

Our history and traditions are certainly worth celebrating! We can look at traditions like making maple syrup, cheese, or bread, and see them as a part of a global history of artisans. We can celebrate the thought leaders and stories that come from our particular corner of the planet and see they have had a ripple effect on people across the globe.

So, take a journey through this exploration of local wonders and you may find yourself looking at the places you call home with a little more pride!

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The City that Runs on 100% Renewable Energy

16 minutes

[ #ConspiracyofGoodness ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Is it possible to run a city entirely on renewable energy? Burlington, Vermont became the first city in the US to achieve this accomplishment and today we checkout how!
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Snowboarding’s Alternative Origin Story?

17 minutes

[ #ConspiracyofGoodness ]

By Sam Burns

We think of the modern snowboard is a fairly recent innovation, but people in Turkey have been sliding down snow-covered hills on the petranboard for centuries!
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Travel to the Land Where Real Wasabi Grows!

18 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Sam Burns

Yes, it's true, the "wasabi" you know is most likely not actually wasabi! We're traveling into Japan to meet one of the people growing the real deal to learn more about the cultural impact of this product and why it's so precious and pricey. It may remind us of a few of our own treasured treats!
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Micro-Preemie Turns 21: A Success Story for Everyone!

15 minutes

[ Happiness & Hope ]

By Dr. Lynda

When life gets difficult there's always something we can learn and use for the rest of our lives. 21 years ago, Dr. Lynda (EWC's founder) gave birth to a 1 pound baby when she was just into the 5th month of her pregnancy. She picked up a few pearls of wisdom in the years that followed—here are 12.
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Swooping Into New Perspectives: Speedflying

13 minutes

[ Environment ]

By Sam Burns

The inspiration to fly quietly, light as air, as been the stuff of dreams for many since childhood. Now many forms of flight make that possible, but have you heard of Speedflying?
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The Bread as Unique as the Place You Make It

10 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Sam Burns

There is a revival happening. And it's coming in the form of something we all love: bread! Sourdough has been a connection to the bread ovens of our ancestors for more than 5000 years, and now you can travel the kitchens of the world from a unique library in Belgium!
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Without Cheese, We Might Not Be Here!

8 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Sam Burns

Throughout human history, cheese has given us a huge survival advantage and changed civilization. If that isn't friendship, we don't know what is. So let's spend a little quality time with one of our oldest pals, and remind ourselves of all that we've been through together.
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Tradition on the Track

15 minutes

[ Culture ]

By Sam Burns

Since the invention of the wheel, racing has been a part of life... but why do millions of people come together around car racing? Its appeal, like so many other sports, begins with something simple: community.
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The Beauty of Orchard Bees

9 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Sam Burns

With 20,000 known species of bee in the world, it's no surprise that they each go about life a little differently. We're lucky enough to learn more about the blue orchard mason bee and the beautiful homes they make for their young in this article!
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