Events | Planetary Health | The University of Vermont(title)

Human well-being is inextricably linked with the health of the environment. The UVM Planetary Health Initiative explores these connections and inspires action for people and planet to thrive.

Learn more about and actively participate in UVM’s Planetary Health Initiative by attending these campus events.

Osher Summit

October 16-17, 2024

The “Whole Health for People and Planet” Summit is meant to offer a space for members of both the Osher Collaborative and the UVM community to come together to explore inspirational opportunities that can help overcome current challenges to human and planetary health. 

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RISE Summit

June 24-25, 2024

Join us at RISE, a summit hosted by UVM that brings research, innovation, sustainability, and entrepreneurship together to spur change for a better tomorrow.  Registration is free and open to the public.   

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For People and Planet:  Shaping Planetary Health at UVM

April 22, 2024 (9:00-10:00 am)
Davis Center - Silver Maple Ballroom

Be an active participant in helping shape the Planetary Health Initiative at UVM.  During this hands-on event, you’ll learn why Planetary Health has become a leading theme, bringing together our commitment to human health and the health of the environment in a just and sustainable society. Hear about the work happening at UVM and how we can advance UVM’s distinction in this rapidly growing field.

Using an adaptation of Kate Raworth’s “Doughnut Model”, Jon Erickson, Interim Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research in the Rubenstein School, will lead an activity that illustrates the inextricable link between human well-being and the health of the environment, explores the planetary health concept, and allows participants to think creatively about its expression at UVM. This event is open to the entire UVM campus community.

Introducing the Planetary Health Initiative

April 19, 2024

Research Week will concluded on April 19, with the launch of the Planetary Health Initiative, which will engage faculty, students and staff in interdisciplinary research, educational activities, and community engagement to explore the connections between human well-being and the health of the environment. The event, “This is Planetary Health” will introduce the university community to the Planetary Health Initiative at UVM with a keynote address by Dr. Tom Gillespie from Emory University, who will provide an example of the power and impact of a planetary health approach, followed by a Q&A with Dr. Gillespie and UVM leaders in this field.

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