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Plastic water bottle ban remains sore spot

Plastic water bottle ban remains sore spot

Maryann Makosiej, Cynic News Reporter

December 6, 2019

Despite six years passing since UVM banned the sale of bottled water, the ban’s origin and impact remains controversial. The ban, intended as an act of investment into local water, may have caused students to drink more sugary beverages and buy more plastic, single-use containers, according to the UV...

Clean Energy Fund to get financial facelift

December 1, 2016

The Clean Energy Fund is being restructured to have students more involved in choosing what projects the money goes toward. The CEF is funded by a $10 contribution included in the cost of tuition. It started in 2008 and is meant to help reduce UVM’s own greenhouse gas emissions, as well as educ...

Clean Energy Fund struggles to complete review

November 12, 2015

The UVM Office of Sustainability is reviewing its progress in completing one of the University’s green initiatives. However, this project is behind schedule.The office is using the Clean Energy Fund, made up of $10 paid from every student’s tuition, to fund an evaluation of its own track record to...

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