University of Vermont

Jeffords Hall

CEF Seminar: Renewable Energy & Vermont's Working Landscape

Monday, September 23, 2013 - 4:05pm
Waterman Building on the UVM campus, Room 413


Adrian Ivakhiv is a Professor of Environmental Thought and Culture with a joint appointment in the Environmental Program and the Rubenstein School of Environment & Natural Resources. He teaches the core courses Nature and Culture as well as electives including Environmental Ethics, and the graduate-level Environmental Thought & Culture Research Seminar. He coordinates the Rubenstein School's graduate concentration in Environmental Thought and Culture. With degrees in Fine Arts Studies (B.F.A.) and Environmental Studies (M.E.S. and Ph.D.) and previous appointments in departments of Religious Studies & Anthropology (at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh) and Science and Technology Studies (at Atkinson College, York University), Adrian's interdisciplinary background includes work in the humanities, creative arts, and social sciences. He is the author of Claiming Sacred Ground: Pilgrims and Politics at Glastonbury and Sedona (Indiana University Pres! s, 2001) and the forthcoming Ecologies of the Moving Image: Cinema, Affect, and Nature.

Brian Shupe Executive Director.  Most recently Brian served as Sustainable Communities Director and Deputy Director at VNRC.  Brian has over twenty years of professional planning experience.  He began his career in Florida, where he received an M.S, in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University.  Since moving to Vermont in 1988, he has served as Executive Director of the Mad River Valley Planning District and Director of Planning and Zoning for the Town of Stowe.  For nearly ten years he was a partner with Burnt Rock Inc., Associates in Community Planning.  Brian came to VNRC from Smart Growth Vermont, where he served as Director of Programs.  Throughout his career, Brian’s professional focus has been natural resource protection, growth management and sustainable development. Brian lives in Waitsfield with his wife, Valerie, where he is involved with several community organizations.!>

Annette Smith is Executive Director of Vermonters for a Clean Environment, which she founded along with other Vermont citizens in 1999.  Annette has worked in communities throughout Vermont on a variety of environmental issues, including quarries, landfills, large farms, groundwater protection, and energy development.  VCE's work often involves the interface between industrial and residential areas.  She works with Vermonters to assist them in effectively participating in regulatory processes, and helps raise the voices of Vermonters to hold corporations accountable.  Annette is a native of central Pennsylvania, grew up in Sarasota, Florida, is a graduate of Vassar College, and serves on her town and regional planning commissions.  She is a recipient of the Vermont Coverts 2011 James Bruce Engle Award.  Annette lives off the grid with solar, hand milks a cow, and grows most of her own food.

Background materials:
Roundtable discussions on wind:
VPIRG wind power web site:
VT Digger article:
Green Mountain Power’s web site on Kingdom Community Wind:

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