Environmental Studies at UVM

Jennifer Green


Environmental Program

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Areas of Interest: 

Sustainability at the municipal and community level, climate action plan and greenhouse gas reduction, triple bottom-line accounting and the nexus between transportation, waste, and energy


Jennifer serves as Burlington’s Sustainability Coordinator, which includes facilitating and overseeing efforts related to the city’s climate action plan and greenhouse reduction goals.  Jennifer’s background includes over 20 years of community development and environmental management experience, including work on gender and resource use, national and local level environmental planning, and environmental management with the Peace Corps, CARE International, and the World Resources Institute. Shortly after moving to Burlington in 1999, she consulted with the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation and later Efficiency Vermont.  Jennifer is a co-founder of the New England Municipal Sustainability Network and an active member on the Urban Sustainability Director’s Network.


  • Ph.D. Environmental Sociology, American University, 2005
  • M.P.A., Columbia University, 1999
  • B.A., University of Colorado, 1985

Professional Affiliations: 

  • Urban Sustainability Directors Network
  • New England Municipal Sustainability Network, steering committee