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Real Food Challenge reaches goal three years early

Real Food Challenge reaches goal three years early

May 1, 2017

UVM has reached its real food challenge goal three years ahead of schedule.   Currently...

UVM recognized as one of the most “green” campuses

UVM recognized as one of the most “green” campuses

April 15, 2017

Dear Editor, The University of Vermont recently received its second gold STARS award. STARS, or the...

Eco-Reps promote green UVM

Letter to the Editor

March 7, 2017

Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, The cover article titled "How Green is UVM?” published Feb. 22, has deeply resonated with me. While I agree that 20 percent Real Food is not where we should stop, the transition cannot happen overnight and exceeding 19% last year was a significant accomplishment. However, I think sustainability at...

Environmental Institute may replace Gund

September 21, 2016

Filed under Campus, News

A University-wide institute for the environment may soon replace the currently-standing Gund Institute. The Institute for the Environment will be a collaborative research facility based on the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development goals, Taylor Ricketts, director of the Gund Institute, said. These goals include ...

UVM Professor helps local farmers

Caroline Alkire

November 20, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

One UVM professor is changing the way farming is done in Vermont through her research with local farmers. Associate Professor Heather Darby and her team recently were awarded a $102,154 two-year grant from the Vermont Ecosystem Restoration program, according to UVM Extension. The UVM Extension program is a 100-year-old progr...

Renewable Energy Network hosts drone discussion

October 22, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

The Renewable Action Network hosted a talk centered on drones and their potential for use in several areas.The talk was hosted in the Aiken Center and was open to all students.The Renewable Energy Network is a student organization in the Office of Sustainability.Its goal is to help prepare students for careers in renewable energy...

Al Gore on the changing climate

October 13, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

“We are counting on you,” said former vice president Al Gore to Vermont residents, the fifth-graders from the Sustainability Academy and UVM students in the Ira Allen Chapel Oct. 6.Gore’s lecture, “The Climate Crisis and The Case for Hope,” was a part of UVM’s Energy Action Seminar Series. “When someone as historically and politically relevant as Al Gore is g...

Bottled water ban does not reduce waste, study finds

Bottled water ban does not reduce waste, study finds

May 14, 2015

 UVM's bottled water ban hasn't curbed plastic waste and ended up increasing unhealthy beverage ...

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