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VT prepares to face climate change

VT prepares to face climate change

September 14, 2017

Recent worldwide environmental catastrophes have finally forced needed attention on climate c...

Embracing Trump’s greener change of heart

Embracing Trump’s greener change of heart

April 27, 2017

In a world of trouble, many feel that President Donald Trump will soon be facing the most defining decision...

Former NBA owners donates millions to Gund Institute

Brandon Arcari, Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

Filed under Campus, News

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 as the Gund Institute for Environment.The expansion will involve more interdisciplinary work across departments and colleges, fo...

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...

Elon Musk eases environmental concerns

Elon Musk eases environmental concerns

February 16, 2017

CNBC called Elon Musk the 21st century Thomas Edison.Elon Musk is the CEO of American aut...

The environment belongs to us all

Staff Editorial

February 1, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

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 some, for all.The school provides training, not only for environmental education, but for community development and econ...

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...

Focus of new film: finding ways to reuse

Kelsey Neubauer, Staff Writer

September 15, 2015

Filed under Campus, News

An environmental justice film premiered at Merrill’s Roxy theater this week. “REUSE! Because You Can’t Recycle the Planet,” directed by  Alex Eaves, made its Burlington premier at the local theater Sept. 10. The screening was hosted by Eaves and the Peace and Justice Center. The Peace and Justice Center of Vermont ...

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