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Following student action, trustee says he’s ready to divest

Cynic News Staff February 3, 2020

After two demonstrations by student activists over the span of three months, at least one UVM trustee has said he’s ready to divest. Students from organizations including SGA, the Sunrise Movement and...

Organize Club President Kieran Edraney, a senior, speaks during a club meeting, Oct. 3. The club plans to meet with Richard Cate, vice president of finance for UVM, Oct. 11.

Students plan to push divestment once again at UVM

Emma Pinezich, Assistant News Editor October 8, 2019

A student group is again pushing for UVM to divest from fossil fuels and plans to submit a proposal to the board of trustees this month. The board of trustees, who has control over UVM’s endowment,...

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...

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