Online resources about UVM’s new university-wide environmental institute

The Gund Institute for Environment at UVM will advance the University of Vermont’s leadership on the environment and sustainability. 

The Institute will catalyze interdisciplinary research – at UVM and beyond – and connect scholars with leaders to address critical global environmental challenges. It was officially established on April 10, 2017.

UVM’s first university-wide environmental institute is made possible thanks to a $6-million donation from the Gund Family. In addition to this gift, the family has made a second commitment: a $4 million “challenge” to inspire further philanthropic support of the Institute.

The new Institute will broaden and replace the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics. It will be headquartered in Johnson House on UVM’s Burlington campus, and led by UVM’s Taylor Ricketts, an internationally recognized environmental scholar.

The Gund Institute for Environment’s website will launch this summer. Until then, here are links to key information about the Institute: 

Follow Gund channels for Institute news and updates:


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