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Founded in 1972 by UVM presidential mandate, the campus-wide Environmental Program was established to meet the need for greater understanding of the ecological and cultural systems supporting all life on earth. Environmental studies (ENVS) students and faculty at UVM form a vibrant and creative culture. We encourage community engagement through internships and service learning and we actively support student advocacy and political awareness. We promote environmental education at all levels as well as artistic expression of environmental values. Our community is a lively hub of activity, taking up local and global issues with passion and rigor. We believe in collaborative problem-solving and the power of human imagination to create a more sustainable future. We think you will find this Program a beacon of hope amidst the very challenging environmental dilemmas that face humanity.
Events & Announcements
The Energy Action Seminar Series is bringing world-class speakers to our campus every Monday this semester! It is a weekly seminar series exploring energy transitions in Vermont, the US and the World and is free and open to the public. Get educated about our energy future! Go here for information on upcoming speakers.
Click here for an overview of the ENVS major by college/school.
To schedule an appointment with an ENVS advisor, please call 656-4055, or stop in to Bittersweet House from 8:00 - 4:30. We don't make appointments via email.
No need for an appointment to stop by for drop-in advising. Meg Taylor and Ibit Wright set aside hours each week to advise students.
Bring questions, and there's lots to learn, before you come, right here on our website!
Our Mission and History
See our beautiful, 36 page publication of the 40 year story of the UVM Environmental Program. Learn more about our founding, history, and community of creative thinkers and active participants. Click the image below to view an interactive version, or you can download the large PDF. Or, if you want us to send you a paper copy, please e-mail Ibit Wright.