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Environment & Sustainability

Vermont is a national model in food systems, environmental conservation, and sustainable practices.

For 40 years, UVM has identified, protected, and managed important natural areas on University-owned land—including large parcels such as the 1,000 acres along the shoreline of Shelburne Pond and smaller areas such as the three acres at Redstone Quarry. UVM is also a leader in food systems education, hosting an annual Food Systems Summit to examine local food policy. Here in Vermont, we lead the nation in direct-to-consumer farm sales and set a precedent requiring the labeling of GMO foods. Whether your passion is food or land, you’ll find a community of passionate and knowledgeable practitioners and scholars dedicated to a better future.