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



Monday September 15, 2014
The Social on the Green will be on Monday, September 15 with lunch served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., under the tent in front of the Fleming Museum. All UVM staff are invited to attend this fabulous picnic lunch. Enjoy good food, live music (including a special guest or two!), great conversation, a photo booth, plus the chance to win one of a number of raffle gifts. The celebration will be hosted by President Tom Sullivan and Leslie Black Sullivan.
Bruce Schulte, Ph.D., Western Kentucky University, Department of Biology

“Behavioral Variation and Conservation of Elephants”

Monday, September 15, 2014 at 11:45 a.m.

in room 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg.

Refreshments will be served starting at 11:35 a.m. in room 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg.

CDAE and the Environmental Program present:
Energy Action Seminar: 90 Percent Renewable ALL SECTORS by 2050: The Vermont Story

Hills 122

Speaker: Asa Hopkins, Director of Energy Policy and Planning, Vermont Department of Public Service

Asa Hopkins holds a B.S. in physics, Haverford College, and a M.S. and a Ph.D. in physics, California Institute of Technology. He was an analyst at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory, and assistant project director for Under Secretary for Science Steven Koonin for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Quadrennial Technology Review. This review was inspired by the Defense Department’s Quadrennial Defense Review and is a sweeping national review of energy technology innovations and development potentials with the aim of creating a robust energy policy framework to guide the DOE.
Contact Daniel Smith at for further information.
Tuesday September 16, 2014
Controversy in Climate Mitigation Investments: Technological Optimism in Carbon Capture and Storage

Jennie C. Stephens PhD, Blittersdorf Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy
Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources
College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

For over a decade, billions of dollars of government investment in carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology have provided a glimmer of hope for reconciling carbon dioxide emissions and global growth in fossil-fuel use. CCS has offered a vision of a future in which the impacts of growing fossil-fuel reliance are minimized by capturing and storing the CO2 instead of allowing it to accumulate in the atmosphere. Many have projected that CCS is a technology critical to “solving” climate change, but CCS investments are becoming increasingly controversial as the high cost is juxtaposed with distant and uncertain societal benefits.

Perkins 101

Refreshments will be provided
Richard Beck, a UVM alum, who holds a very senior position at Pepsico, the $60 billion + food and beverage company will be giving a guest lecture in the Waterman Memorial Lounge. The subject of his lecture, will focus on Pepsico’s efforts to make their business more sustainable and foods more healthy and nutritious. They call it “Performance with Purpose."

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The fourth annual Staff Art Show Reception Celebrate Staff! Celebrate Art! will be Tuesday, September 16 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Davis Center's Livak Fireplace Lounge and Gallery. The Art Show, running from September 10th through the 30th, will showcase the varied artistic talents of the UVM staff community and celebrate the Staff Council's 43rd year of service at the University of Vermont. Meet several of the 25 or so contributing artists and enjoy light refreshments.
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. + RSENR Staff Meeting
Aiken 311

Common orientation for RSENR staff/faculty - Kate Baldwin
Business Service Center - Rose Feenan
IBB Overview & Updates - Rose Feenan
Staff Knowledge Share: ONE Campaign -- Bill Valliere
Wednesday September 17, 2014
The UVM AdvoCats will offer specially-designed 60-minute Campus Walking Tours for staff (NOT your basic visitor's tour!) on Wednesday and Thursday, September 17 and 18, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Advance registration is required; sign up here:

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