Sustainable Valley Group began when a group of Springfield Vermont residents got together in July 2003 with the goal to help their community generate a financially and environmentally sustainable economy. They began focusing on education by sponsoring many public events on sustainable enterprises and activities. These events were well attended generating discussions on solar energy and other sustainable products. After years of making presentations the group was eager to take their ideas to the next level and see the creation of sustainable industries in their community. This is where Green Island Project came in. Green Island has the infrastructure in place to welcome new, innovative businesses along with being located at a transportation hub. SVG took on the Green Island Project in Bellows Falls Vermont during 2011 to bring into practice the ideas set out back in 2003. It is an exciting time at Sustainable Valley Group as we move forward leasing out space, creating jobs and opportunities in the sustainability sector for local residents.