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Founded in 1972 by UVM presidential mandate, the campus-wide Environmental Program was established to meet the need for greater understanding of the ecological and cultural systems supporting all life on earth. Environmental studies (ENVS) students and faculty at UVM form a vibrant and creative culture. We encourage community engagement through internships and service learning and we actively support student advocacy and political awareness. We promote environmental education at all levels as well as artistic expression of environmental values. Our community is a lively hub of activity, taking up local and global issues with passion and rigor. We believe in collaborative problem-solving and the power of human imagination to create a more sustainable future. We think you will find this Program a beacon of hope amidst the very challenging environmental dilemmas that face humanity.
Announcements & Events
January 30, 2017:
Nathan Sanders, Director of the Environmental Studies Program and Professor, published leading climate research unveiling the effects of global warming on mountaintops. Josh Brown writes, "Now, a new, first-of-its kind study, in the journal Nature, shows how these mountain ecosystems around the globe may be threatened by climate change." Read the article here!
November 2, 2016:
Mon, Thurs: 10:00-11:30
Please come prepared with questions. Review our website, particularly our spring term advising tools found here, and the Registrar's Spring '17 Schedule of Courses (SOC).
FOR AN INDIVIDUAL APPOINTMENT with an ENVS advisor, please call 656-4055, or stop by Bittersweet House from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.
We don't schedule appointments via email.
Bring questions, and please inform yourself here on our website before you come. We're happy to help you on your way!
Our Mission & History
See our beautiful, 36 page publication of the 40 year story of the UVM Environmental Program. Learn more about our founding, history, and community of creative thinkers and active participants. Click the image below to view an interactive version, or you can download the large PDF. Or, if you want us to send you a paper copy, please e-mail Ibit Wright.