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Leave golf to the rich white man, save the planet instead

Leave golf to the rich white man, save the planet instead

Sophie Oehler, Opinion Columnist December 4, 2020

The Tee High golf course in Medford, Wisconsin is small as golf courses go. Sandwiched in between the Black River and a Chrysler dealership, its 9 holes are occupied largely by men in their sixties, middle...

Board must listen to students’ demands

Meg Trogolo February 6, 2020

UVM’s board of trustees has a listening problem. UVM students have been organizing in favor of divestment from fossil fuel companies for years, with the environmental club Organize leading the movement...

 The Branch Out Burlington! sign stands in front of a backdrop of trees on the UVM Horticulture farm, Nov. 15. The organization grows and plants trees throughout Burlington.

Citizens try to save Burly’s tree canopy

Emma Adams, Staff Writer November 20, 2019

Burlington is defined by its lush green foliage. However, local arborists say the signature  trunks and leaves of Vermont need citizen help.  Branch Out Burlington! is an organization that seeks...

Alumni, push divestment

Alumni, push divestment

Letter to the Editor October 8, 2019

By Benjamin Silverman '10 I am a 2010 alumnus from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. It was with great displeasure that I read in the Oct.1 Cynic article about how the UVM...

Spread environmentalism on campus

Spread environmentalism on campus

Izzy Abraham May 5, 2019

As conscious newsreaders and tree-huggers UVM students are some of the most environmentally-friendly in the country. Our everyday habits are notably green, and we both boast and joke about how UVM is one...

Say no to single use plastics and fossil fuel

Say no to single use plastics and fossil fuel

Chris Harrell May 2, 2019

The University of Vermont is known for being green. It’s in our school colors, our environmental sciences and studies programs and our track record for environmentalism. But I’m concerned the University...

Strive to be sustainable in all ways

Strive to be sustainable in all ways

Staff Editorial April 18, 2019

While UVM is very conscious of the environment, we must aim higher and acknowledge our faults to be truly sustainable. Though we tout our lack of plastic water bottles and compost bags available in our...

Guilt tripping to save the earth

Guilt tripping to save the earth

John Strek April 28, 2018

We live in a world where environmental negligence is commonplace. Just look at what we’ve done. Disasters like the Sanchi oil spill this January or the Keystone Pipeline leak in November 2017  seem...

Water bottle ban dampens environmental objective

Water bottle ban dampens environmental objective

James Simpson September 1, 2017

In 2013, UVM took a leap in its pro-environment crusade by ending the sale of bottled water on campus. While the intentions of SGA were noble, it is time to rescind the measure and finally...

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Seagulls rest on posts along the Lake Champlain shorefront. The lake and its ecology are being studied as an example of how China can improve environmental regulations.

Chinese officials study Lake Champlain

Joey Waldinger, Staff Writer March 29, 2017

Following their interest in Vermont's environmental laws, a team of Chinese researchers and government officials visited Burlington at the beginning of March. This delegation, which was representing...

For a carbon pollution tax

March 24, 2015

Dear Editor,Climate activists and liberal policy makers often cite the harm that climate change will cause to future generations, saying that our children and grandchildren will feel the drastic effects...

Designing a greener world

February 3, 2015

In the environmental school at UVM it seems like we often hear the same messages over and over again. The earth is warming, biodiversity is being lost, the population is 7.2 billion and counting—but...

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