(19) Help some of the statewide organizations that are working hard to protect the character of Vermont. January 12, 2016 23 Things, Inspiration Visit the Vermont Land Trust and the Vermont Natural Resources Council for starters. Share This Tweet Share See Also (20) In most Vermont communities, worship services are still held in historic buildings. These churches, synagogues, and other places of worship need support. Show your support. (22) Think twice about shopping at a “big box” store such as Wal-Mart Check out the Home Town Advantage, a publication by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance to show how sprawl presents a tangible threat to historic downtowns all across the country. (1) Email us and we’ll help you get connected. We're lucky to have hundreds of groups and organizations working to protect and use historic buildings in communities throughout Vermont.