The Vermont Cynic

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 residence halls, there are still environmental and sustainable blind spots. For example, the Univer...

Nation drowning under Trump’s program

Nation drowning under Trump's program

Lily Spechler

April 5, 2017

Hopefully that wall that Trump is building will double as a raft to save us from the perpetually rising sea levels induced by climate change. Trump’s plan to revive the coal industry and cut back on environmental regulations will potentially be one of the most expensive and dangerous mist...

How rewriting history could save the planet

How rewriting history could save the planet

Lily Spechler

February 28, 2017

AC/DC, the world famous Australian rock band, had it right when they said we were on the highway to hell. AC/DC stands for “alternating current” and “direct current,” and represents the “War of Currents” that took place in the late 1880s. Thanks to the biases of modern day textbooks,...

Company foots UVM’s solar panels

Company foots UVM's solar panels

November 10, 2016

Solar panels are on track for installation on four buildings on-campus next year.   Solar panels will be installed on the Harris Millis, Living/Learning, Mason/Simpson/Hamilton complexes and the Bailey/Howe library starting early 2017, according to the project proposal.   The contra...

Environmental Institute may replace Gund

September 21, 2016

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 Institu...

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