University of Vermont

Community Development and Applied Economics at the University of Vermont

Community Development and Applied Economics

Ethan Thompson MS Candidate

  • BS 2002 University of Vermont, Animal Science
Areas of Interest:

rural energy solutions, building and
community-scale sustainable design, permaculture

Contact Information
Office:004 Morrill Hall
Email: email Ethan












Trained early on in reclusive ways, Ethan grew up on the back roads of Turner (pronounced Turnah), ME. He pioneered west across northern New England in 1998 and arrived in Burlington, VT, where he stayed for 4 years studying the science of animals. From there his trail led to Taos, New Mexico for 6 months of sunny ski-bumming. Soon the road called again and 10,000 miles and 1 dog later he found himself back in Burlington, confident that it is the best damn city in the country. He found a knack for running a retail business, but then gave that up to work in energy efficiency. It was there he fostered an interest in energy systems and sustainable building design. When not writing about himself in the third person he can be found in the garden, in the woods climbing up or sliding down something, or cooking it up in the kitchen.

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