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We need environmental solutions – fast.

That’s where we come in. The Gund Institute for Environment mobilizes scholars and leaders to understand and solve critical environmental issues.

From our home at the University of Vermont, we accelerate research and connect scholars with leaders to tackle urgent challenges, from climate change and human health, to feeding the planet and water security – and the complex relationships between them.

Mobilizing Minds. Accelerating Action.

Global challenges span disciplines – and so does our approach. By bringing together the right people – from across academia, government, business and society – we speed up the rate of discovery, develop real-world solutions, and help build a sustainable future. 

Our team includes world-class faculty Fellows and Affiliates from UVM and leading organizations worldwide, and exceptional students and postdoctoral researchers. We are a leader in integrating the traditional disciplines of natural social sciences, business, health, technology, engineering and the humanities. Join our community.

Discovery Drives Action.

Our research targets the UN Sustainability Goals, adopted by 193 nations worldwide. That ensures our efforts are important – globally and here in Vermont. Our scholars tackle critical environmental challenges, and work to apply research solutions – locally, regionally, and nationally. Learn about our research.