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  • 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...

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Monday April 21, 2014
Matthew Forister, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Reno

“Ecological bridges and evolutionary consequences: insights into a host switch from the field and genome”

in room 105 Marsh Life Science Bldg.

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

Tuesday April 22, 2014
Wednesday April 23, 2014
A Workshop by Energy Vision, Vermont Clean Cities and The UVM-TRC
April 23, 2014 – 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.;
Billings Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT


8:30-9:00 Registration and Refreshments
9:00-9:10 Workshop Introduction: Moving Toward a Sustainable Transportation Future - Joanna D. Underwood, President, Energy Vision & Michelle McCutcheon-Schour, Director, VTCCC
9:10-9:30 Welcoming Address
9:30-10:50 Separated Organics and Anaerobic Digestion
Guy Roberts, Chief Technology Officer, Avatar Energy
The Big Value Proposition in Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Wastes
Mike Raker, Agricultural Energy Consultants, LLC (tentative)
Making an Anaerobic Digestion Project Work in Vermont
Dan Smith, President, Integrated Energy Systems
From Dairy Manure to Renewable Natural Gas: A Case Study
10:50-11:05 Coffee and Networking
11:05-12:20 Panel 2: The Intersection of Biogas and the Vehicle Market
Owen Brady, Key Accounts, Vermont Gas
Tapping the Natural Gas Vehicle Market via Pipeline
Nathan Carr, Biomass Account Executive, quasar energy group (tentative)
Recovering and Converting Food Waste to Vehicle Fuel
Peter Vanderhoof, Director of Fleet Operations, Casella Waste
Fleet Conversion from Diesel to CNG and the Growing RNG Option
12:20-1:20pm Lunch and Networking
1:20-2:45pm Panel 3: Exploring the Economic/Policy Landscape
Alex DePillis, Senior Development Coordinator, Vermont Agency of Ag, Food and Markets
Asa S. Hopkins, Ph.D., Director of Energy Policy and Planning, Vermont Department of Public Service
Patrick Wood, President, Ag Methane Advisors
2:45-3:00pm Final Questions and Path Forward

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