What is the Environmental Program?  12/18/2020

The Environmental Program, currently the home of three undergraduate degrees in Environmental Studies, is a big umbrella. It is a community of ideas, scholars, teachers, student-teachers and engagement that spans across the UVM campus, across the state of Vermont, and in some ways across the globe.

The fabric of this big umbrella is our undergraduate student body in Environmental Studies. They are at the center of all that we are, but we'd like that umbrella to include anyone at our University with an interest and engagement in environmental sustainability and justice issues. (see link below for a fuller picture)

Director's Updates - We are almost 50, check out this archived news from our 40th Year Celebration


Gain hands-on experience working locally and globally on solving environmental problems.

Studying the Environment at UVM as an undergraduate will prepare you for a wide range of careers in an evolving world.

Remote Environmental Service Project Capstone

With the onset of COVID-19,  the Environmental Program is offering a fourth capstone based in service learning and in full compliance of remote-only polices.




In the news

"We're not isolated here," he said. Ivakhiv agrees that no individual city, state or country can solve the climate crisis on its own. But he says it's worth it for Vermont to enact its own policies because it sets an example. "You can argue that if we can, we should be taking the lead," he said.

Change the World

Professor Trish O’Kane teaches “Birding to Change the World”, where UVM students head to Burlington's Derway Island where they walk through a floodplain forest with students from nearby JJ Flynn Elementary. It's on Derway Island that the students learn from birds, their environment, and each other.