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CEF Internship Program

The CEF sponsors student internships dedicated to clean energy on campus. Applications for these funds from internship sponsors and applications for internships from interested students will be received and evaluated on a rolling basis.  Internships are based on current projects awarded CEF funding (see CEF Projects Portfolio).

Possible internships may include: campus energy management, energy accounting, energy mapping, installations & feasibility studies, outreach and marketing, and multimedia documentation.

James Howard Kunstler Explains What "The End of Cheap Energy" Will Mean For Us All

Transition has been the keyword of my semester. My internship with the Clean Energy Fund has served as my transition between being a student and being a graduate. My work has focused on promoting speakers who help others to understand how to transition – whether that transition is away from fossil fuels, into resilient communities, or towards our personal and collective futures.

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Clean Energy Fund

by Julia Breul '12, Clean Energy Fund Intern, 2011-2012

CEF Tour: McNeil Generating Plant

On March 13, 2012, fifteen students, faculty and staff joined the Clean Energy Fund for a tour of the McNeil Generating Plant in Burlington’s Intervale.  Undergraduate representatives from the Clean Energy Fund committee were in attendance, as well as students from disciplines as diverse as Engineering and Plant and Soil Science.

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Clean Energy Fund

by Katharan M Blofson, Clean Energy Fund Education & Outreach Graduate Assistant

James Howard Kunstler and The End of Cheap Energy

Kunstler

 

James Howard Kunstler has written eight novels, including Geography of Nowhere, Home from Nowhere, and The Long Emergency, countless articles, essays and blogs (www.kunstler.com) when the scene outside his window, on his street—on most of the cities and streets in America—caught his attention. “…the tragic landscape of highway strips, parking lots, housing tracts, mega-malls, junked cities, and ravaged countryside that makes up the everyday environment where most Americans live and work.”

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Clean Energy Fund

Central Heating and Cooling Plant

Just before Valentine’s Day, Gioia (Director of the Office of Sustainability) and I headed to the Central Heating and Cooling Plant, housed in the brick annex just behind the Royal Tyler Theatre in the middle of campus.   Walk through the unassuming red door in the rear of the building, and the sound of the massive boilers is overwhelming: we had to shout our greeting to Michael Wells, Supervisor and Operating Engineer.  It was a mild day (characteristic of

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Clean Energy Fund

by Katharan M Blofson, Clean Energy Fund Education & Outreach Graduate Assistant

CEF Logo

The Clean Energy Fund logo was designed by Colin Arisman '12, who worked for UVM's Student Life Marketing program. The CEF committee reviewed many drafts of Colin's logo designs and decided on the design below in Fall 2011. They wanted to make the connections that relate to the purpose of the fund and connect the concept of renewable energy source to energy use. In addition, they were looking for iconic imagery that relate to Vermont and UVM.

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