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Gund Family Donates $6 Million to Create Institute for Environment at UVM

A $6 million gift will establish the Gund Institute for Environment, UVM's first university-wide environment institute.

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Deep in Cree Country

The packing list for professor Dave Massell’s History 395 field trip reads in part: “. . . long underwear; warm boots (Bean boots with extra socks OK; boots with felt liners good); TWO sleeping bags.” Certainly not luggage for a typical spring break itinerary.

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old growth forest


New Forestry From Old Growth

New results from a fifteen-year study on Mount Mansfield and at the University of Vermont's research forest come to a surprising conclusion: imitating old-growth forests enhances carbon storage in managed forestland far better than conventional forestry techniques.

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Bikes on campus


UVM Receives STARS Gold Rating for Sustainability Efforts

The University of Vermont has received its second Gold rating from STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System for higher education. The university’s score of 70.87 placed it among the top 12 percent of all rated institutions. The Gold rating is valid for three years. 

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Study: How Climate Change Threatens Mountaintops (and Clean Water)

Mountains are far more than rocks. They also confer various natural benefits—for example, about half of the world’s drinking water filters through their high-elevation forests, plants, and soils.

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Gina Fiorile stands with fellow speaker Mike Richter


Student Invited by White House for Third Speaking Engagement on Climate Change

With her third invitation from the White House, UVM student Gina Fiorile returned to Washington, DC on December 5 as a Champion of Change for Climate Education and Literacy. She spoke as part of the Champions of Change Reunion held at the U.S. Department of Transportation Headquarters. 

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