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Keep up with the latest sustainability news at UVM!

There are four ways you get the latest news about campus sustainability news, events, and activities at UVM:

  1. Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter: The newsletter is designed to give readers the monthly pulse of the Office of Sustainability.  Every issue will include an update on the Environmental Forum, a message from the Director, and updates on other sustainability activities happening at UVM. For past newsletters, check out our archive.
  2. Sign up to receive updates from the GreenUVM listserv:The listserv features posts from UVM community members on events, articles, job postings, etc. related to campus sustainability and environmental issues. 
  3. Check out the Events and Sustainability Calendars: Find out what campus sustainability related events and learning opportunities are occuring at UVM and in the U.S.
  4. OoS Blog: Follow posts from OoS staff on our day to day work and observations.  

OoS News Archive

12 05 2012

UVM Celebrates End of Bottled Water Sales With Bottled Water ‘Retirement Party’

Beginning January 2013, the University of Vermont will no longer sell bottled water on its campus – in vending machines, retail...
Compost Rider 11 07 2012

University Communications "Compost Riders" Video

By Jeffrey Wakefield and Sally McCayWhile UVM has been collecting food waste from the dining halls since 1997 and diverts nine tons of food...
Aiken's Green Roof 10 18 2012

Aiken's New Green Roof

The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources installed its new green roof -- or more accurately, roofs -- this past week atop...
10 16 2012

“Envisioning Environment at UVM” – Announcing Public Forums

 The Envisioning Environment committee has prepared preliminary plans for conducting a campus-wide inventory of environmentally-...
08 29 2012

134 Solar Panels Installed at Spear Street Farm, Financed by Student Fund

 Written by Jeffrey R. Wakefield, University CommunicationsWhen students left the University of Vermont campus in May, the roof of the...
08 08 2012

UVM's Biking for Compost Pilot Program featured in USA Today College

Vermont Cynic editor, Becky Hayes '13, wrote an article for USA Today College on UVM's pilot office compost program by bike. ...
06 20 2012

Pilot Program Collects Office Compost by Bike

Article written by Amanda Waite from University Communications.Composting efforts at UVM are expanding with a pilot program designed to...
Vending machine 05 07 2012

UVM Beverage Vending Contract Goes to Sodexo

On February 1, 2012, a request for proposal was released seeking proposals to provide UVM with beverage vending. UVM received 3 bid...
RFC 03 28 2012

UVM Becomes Fifth School in Nation to Sign "Real Food Campus Commitment"

At a ceremony held on campus today, the University of Vermont announced it was only the fifth school in the nation, and the first large...
Kunstler 03 13 2012

James Howard Kunstler and The End of Cheap Energy

 James Howard Kunstler has written eight novels, including Geography of Nowhere, Home from Nowhere, and The Long Emergency, ...