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There are better alternatives to resin art

There are better alternatives to resin art

Emily Johnston, staff writer April 7, 2021

Trends on the internet are great for creative ideas anyone can accomplish no matter their art skill. Yet there is a massive problem with a recent trend, resin art, that not a lot of people are talking...

An empty geology classroom in Perkins hall has chairs socially distanced Feb. 19. Many of the geology classrooms were locked and all were empty.

Geology department’s proposed termination leaves faculty distraught

Rebecca Holt, Features Staff Writer February 22, 2021

If the UVM administration goes through with the termination of the geology department, the university would stand out as one of the only state institutions in the country without a geology program.  On...

Graduate Student Manya Ruckhaus works in the Geology lab on Trinity, Oct. 22.

‘Critical Zone’ team awarded $3.2 million

Rebecca Holt, Features Staff Writer October 30, 2020

The University of Vermont received a grant of $3.2 million towards research, bringing together professors from different disciplines all pointed towards understanding the Earth’s climate and ecosystems. The...

The 108-foot high wind turbine located near Jeffords Hall produces 3,000 to 5,000 kilowatt hours a year, enough to power an energy efficient home for 12 months. From 2007 to 2013, UVM decreased its carbon footprint by 45%, however, ecological groups on campus are weary of this statistic and continue to work to reduce UVM's ecological footprint.

Environmental efforts strive to divest

Emma Pinezich and Lilly Young April 15, 2019

While the University bills itself as an environmentally friendly school, some ecological groups are working to further lower its environmental impact. From 2007 to 2014, UVM decreased its carbon footprint...

How the hotel industry can hurt developing countries

How the hotel industry can hurt developing countries

Colleen Ward January 19, 2019

Students coming back from winter break vacations don’t realize their impact on developing countries might be worse than they expected. The hotel and tourism industries are known for overusing fresh...

VT prepares to face climate change

VT prepares to face climate change

Staff Editorial September 14, 2017

Recent worldwide environmental catastrophes have finally forced needed attention on climate change and the negative impact we humans have made on our planet. The magnitudes of Hurricanes Harvey,...

Embracing Trump's greener change of heart

Embracing Trump’s greener change of heart

Lily Spechler April 27, 2017

In a world of trouble, many feel that President Donald Trump will soon be facing the most defining decision of his young presidency. The time has come for Trump to decide between staying in or...

Former NBA owners donates millions to Gund Institute

Brandon Arcari, Staff Writer April 20, 2017

UVM announced that with a new $6 million donation, the Gund Institute will be expanded to the entire University. The current Gund Institute for Ecological Economics will be expanded and renamed...

UVM recognized as one of the most

UVM recognized as one of the most “green” campuses

Letter to the Editor April 15, 2017

Dear Editor, The University of Vermont recently received its second gold STARS award. STARS, or the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, is a system for universities worldwide...

Eco-Reps promote green UVM

Letter to the Editor March 7, 2017

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...

Elon Musk eases environmental concerns

Elon Musk eases environmental concerns

Lily Spechler February 16, 2017

CNBC called Elon Musk the 21st century Thomas Edison. Elon Musk is the CEO of American auto maker and energy storage company Tesla, co-founder of Solar-City, the CTO of rocket and spacecraft...

The environment belongs to us all

Staff Editorial February 1, 2017

The mission of the Rubenstein school is to bring people and the environment together. For over 30 years, it has produced graduates that go out to create a world where this is possible. Not for...

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