environment

UVM Master of Public Health Alumna Sets Her Sights on Improving Water Quality

Rachel Danis’ interest in water quality started in college and exponentially flourished after graduation. While volunteering for a wetland conservation organization in Valencia, Spain, Danis realized how much she enjoyed collecting water samples and analyzing water quality data. When she returned home to Plattsburgh, New York, she eventually enrolled in the online UVM Master of Public […]

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You Can Breakthrough a Broken Food System to Lead Change

By Cynthia Belliveau, Dean of University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education and professor in UVM’s Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences.   We have a problem. The current American food system is ecologically, economically and energetically unsustainable. There are nearly seven billion people who need to eat. We have a global system that degrades our land, […]

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UVM Is: Ingrid Barcelo Bridges Academic Research with Grant Funding Expertise

Ingrid Barcelo, PhD, is a researcher at heart. The Girona, Spain, native, arrived at UVM shortly after earning her doctorate from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.  On any given day, she can be found in her office at the Aiken Center, tracking more than 60 grants for faculty in the UVM Rubenstein School of Environment and […]

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UVM Is: Ernesto Méndez Creating Positive Change in the Agroecology Movement

Agroecology is finding a mainstream audience in the world of international food and agricultural policy. For Professor Ernesto Méndez, that’s good news. Méndez, a professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the Environmental Program and a Fellow at UVM’s Gund Institute for Environment, is launching a Certificate of Graduate Study in Agroecology this […]

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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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Clean Water: Restoring a Basic Civil Right

By James Ehlers Rivers weave the fabric for our lives as Vermonters, people who live in and celebrate the outdoors. Lakes — the places we swim, boat, paddle, and fish — buoy our quality of life. As a former naval officer, charter sailing captain, professional fishing and hunting guide, and now leader of a conservation […]

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Why Going Green Is Not Enough to Save the Planet

By Alexander Nathanson (Photo: James Cridland/Flickr) In the 21st century, where environmental protection has become vital to the future of the planet, we have seen eco-friendly practices becoming more and more routine in everyday households. A newfound awareness and sense of responsibility seems to be sweeping over the common person who believes they have the […]

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Alum Researches Effects of Climate Change on Public Health

UVM alumnus Ander Wilson is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Ander received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Vermont, and a master’s and doctoral degree in statistics from North Carolina State University. We talked to Ander about his […]

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UVM Named to Princeton Review’s Top 10 Green Colleges List

By UVM Communications The Princeton Review has released its sixth annual guide to the most environmentally responsible colleges — a listing of the schools with “the most exceptional commitments to sustainability based on their academic offerings and career preparation for students, campus policies, initiatives, and activities.”  The University of Vermont is ranked 10th. The University […]

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Could beekeeping hurt me and you? (I’m not talking about getting stung)

By Matt Sayre I keep honeybees at the small, organic family farm we’re growing in Hinesburg. It’s fun, rewarding work and my kids love helping take care of our two hives. I’m not very good at it, but somehow the honey we’ve harvested has been truly outstanding. I’m basing that claim on the many reports […]

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