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Cultivating Collaboration from the Bahamas to Vermont

Beside the garden at Champlain Elementary School, students from the University of Vermont and South Andros High School in the Bahamas work together to level the land for a compost system.

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Flies Released to Attack Hemlock-Killing Pest

A tiny fly from the Pacific Northwest may provide new hope for towering hemlock forests dying along the East Coast.

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Food Systems students bring "fresh appeal" to compost scraps

Recent work by UVM food systems graduate students drew the attention of the Free Press.  Under the direction of Geography professor Cherie Morse, students created a mascot, campaign and even a jingle to promote the state's path-breaking composting law enacted last year and slated to go into effect for all Vermont households by ...

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Burlington Region Recognized by the United Nations University for its Sustainability Education Programs

This week, Vermont’s Greater Burlington Region received official designation as a Regional Center of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development by the United Nations University Institute for Advanced Studies of Sustainability. The region, which includes the Vermont portion of the Lake Champlain Basin, is one of 136 ...

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CUPS Celebrates Faculty & Community Partners at Spring Awards Ceremony

On Thursday, April 16, CUPS honored faculty, students and community partners for their exceptional service-learning efforts. We were delighted to have service-learning expert Dr. Barbara Jacoby as the keynote speaker at the ceremony, held in Waterman Manor.

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U.S. Citizenship Course


Students, New Americans Learn from Each Other in U.S. Citizenship Course

When sophomore Eric Venezia decided to come to UVM to play goalie on the men’s soccer team he expected to make new friends and enjoy all of the experiences that come with college life. Befriending a 69-year-old man from Bhutan and helping him become an American citizen wasn’t one of them. 

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