University of Vermont

  • environmental leaders

    "I learned a lot while I was in Alaska—everything from identifying tundra vegetation to what to do if a bear attacks." — Genna Waldvogel

    Genna WaldvogelEnvironmental sciences major, intern at Alaska field station, conductor of research project on seasons and streams. More about Genna >>

  • environmental leaders

    "I felt a strong sense of community in RSENR." — Kelsey Head

    Kelsey Head Environmental studies major, student educator with the UVM Watershed Alliance, creator of environmental curriculum for young people, intern, volunteer coordinator. More about Kelsey >>

  • environmental leaders

    "I directly contributed to the outcome of the project." — Joshua Carrera

    Joshua Carrera Natural resources major, social activist, co-creator of online course, participant in travel study to Costa Rica, Brazil, Ecuador and beyond, delegate. More about Joshua >>

  • environmental leaders

    " I was looking to learn and broaden my experience in the wildlife biology and education fields." — Flavio Sutti, Ph.D. student

    Flavio SuttiPh.D. candidate in natural resources, Consultant biologist in Italy, master in wildlife biology, researching landscape context as a framework for agricultural systems. More about Flavio >>

  • environmental leaders

    "I care deeply about forests, and I have come to care passionately about working with horses in the woods." — Ethan Tapper

    Ethan TapperForestry major, horse logging intern studying forest management and impact of horses working in the woods. More about Ethan >>

The Rubenstein School offers exciting, hands-on environmental programs that integrate natural sciences and social perspectives. Our small, close-knit community challenges students to discover knowledge, skills, and values to become innovative, environmentally-responsible leaders. More about our School...

Academic Programs

 Undergraduate Majors
 Undergraduate Minors
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forestry
  • Geospatial Technologies
  • Parks, Recreation and Tourism
  • Wildlife Biology
 Graduate Degrees, Concentrations & Certificates



Thursday October 30, 2014
Vermont Connection & Conservation

Craig Whipple, Director of Vermont State Parks will speak about access to and recreation on public lands in Vermont. Post-presentation, there will be time for questions, networking, and socializing, all while enjoying tasty treats catered by Parvin's Kitchen.

Where: Aiken Center, Room 103

For more information, please contact:Sarah Pears ( or Bess Perry (
Best-selling author Michael Pollan, a vocal advocate for change in America’s food systems, will speak at UVM Thursday, Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m. in Ira Allen Chapel. Pollan will participate in a question and answer conversation moderated by Amy Trubek, UVM associate professor of nutrition and food science and director of the Food Systems graduate program. A book signing in Billings will follow.

Pollan comes to UVM as part of the university’s First Year Summer Read program. His book Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation was required reading for incoming first-year students this summer. The program is a new student’s first introduction to the academic life of the university; the selected book is integrated into foundation courses across the colleges.

Tickets, which are free but required, will become available on a tiered schedule, with preference given to first-year students. One ticket will be given per person as long as limited tickets remain; UVM IDs are required for ticket pick-ups before Oct. 28 for the university community.

• Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 15, tickets will be available to first-year students at Waterman Building’s third floor Student Service Center kiosk from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 22, tickets will be available to the UVM community, including students, faculty and staff, at the Davis Center’s third floor information desk, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
• Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 28, remaining tickets will be open to the general public at the Davis Center’s third floor information desk, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday October 31, 2014
Gund Conference Room, Johnson House, 617 Main Street
Monday November 3, 2014
Ken Nolan, Manager of Power Resources, Burlington Electric Department
Jennifer Green, Legacy Project and Sustainability Coordinator, City of Burlington

The Story of Burlington, Vermont: Electricity, Transportation, & Housing

Ken Nolan is the Manager of Power Resources, responsible for long range planning, power procurement, load forecasting, rate design, and energy efficiency verification and reporting. He has been with the Department since 1998. Prior to joining the Department, Mr. Nolan spent 11 years at the Vermont Public Power Supply Authority, a joint action agency serving Vermont’s 14 smallest municipal utilities. Mr. Nolan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont in 1988, and a Certificate in Public Utility Management from the Northeast Public Power Association in 1995. Presently he is a member of the Board of Directors of Renewable Energy Vermont and VEPP Inc.

Jennifer Green 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.

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