Sustainability

Sustainable Innovation MBA Program Wins Top Recognition Again by Princeton Review & Moves Up in Corporate Knights Ranking

The accolades keep rolling in for UVM Grossman School of Business’ Sustainable Innovation MBA program. For the second straight year, The Sustainable Innovation MBA program has been named the #1 Best Green MBA in the nation by The Princeton Review. On the heels of the Princeton Review award in November 2018 came the announcement that Corporate […]

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Become an Effective Change Maker to Impact Sustainability in Business

It’s easy to understand that every company faces challenges. However, some are unique to the company while others are more global in nature. There are many types of changes that an organization may undergo; perhaps the challenges are related to goals to increase output, alter the corporate culture, or improve organizational efficiencies. Productive transformational change […]

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Farmer Training Alumna Makes the Leap from Science to Sheep Farming

Annie Hopper never considered farming as a career. The Houston native, who studied conservation biology at Middlebury College, was going about her life pursuing a profession in science while interning for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife agency in Washington, D.C. But something felt off. Her heart wasn’t in it and she longed to be back […]

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Alumni Advice: Danielle Fleury Finds Farm to School Success in the Northeast

Burlington’s progressive values are what first attracted Danielle Fleury to UVM. It wasn’t long after she arrived on campus that she became personally interested in local food systems. While taking an environmental studies course at UVM, she first learned about food as an environmental issue. Later on, while studying abroad in France her junior year, […]

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Learning the Business of Local Food in the UVM Food Hub Program

Benjamin Bartley’s career has touched many facets of the food industry, from baker, cook, and butcher to educator, advocate, and program director. The University of Florida alumnus, who graduated with degrees in religion and political science, completed UVM’s Food Hub Management Certificate Program last year. Now a value chain specialist at La Montañita Co-op in […]

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How to Grow Your Own Beer Hops

Photo: Flickr By Lynn McIlwee BrewingWork.com Ever thought about growing hops in your backyard or at the brewery? Hops are pretty easy to grow and are a hearty plant that will return year after year if you tend to them properly. Tips on How to Grow Your Own Beer Hops When and Where to Buy […]

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Why the Legal Cannabis Market is Booming

The cannabis industry is now the fastest growing industry in the U.S. A 2016 report by ArcView Market Research, a leading marijuana industry investment and research firm, found that legal cannabis sales jumped 17 percent in 2015 to $5.4 billion. Sales will grow by 25 percent in 2016 to reach $6.7 billion in total U.S. […]

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Pitchfork in the Road: Graphic Designer Lara Dickson Finds a Second Career at Next Chapter Farm

By Sarah Tuff Dunn A few years ago, Burlington’s Lara Dickson was living high on the hog in graphic and web design, feeding off 20 years of freelance and independent contract work. Today, the 46-year-old is literally living with the piglets as the one-woman wonder behind Next Chapter Farm, a 15-acre enterprise in West Berlin, […]

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Alumni Advice: Jessie Kalsmith Reflects on Her Global Career in Food & Agriculture

Photo: Nicolas Raymond/Flickr By Sarah Tuff Dunn Long before “farm to table” became the fashionable term du jour for dining, Jessie Kalsmith was practicing the ethos near the French-Canadian border of Quebec in Montgomery, Vermont. That’s where working alongside her family at the Black Lantern Inn gave Kalsmith a guiding light on sourcing local food […]

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Environmental Capstone Course Connects Students to Community

By Jeffrey Wakefield “Any rock climbers out there?” The question hung in the air like a climber about to summit a challenging rock face. Then, bashfully, a few hands at the back of the class crept up. The query, posed by Chris Mattrick of the Green Mountain National Forest, was aimed at the 64 seniors […]

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