Sustainability | Residential Life | The University of Vermont(title)

Empowering individuals to lead sustainable lives and effect positive environmental change through education, innovation, and community engagement.

Our Values


We create robust program opportunities that allow our students to explore both their on-campus community and the Green Mountain State. We go on hikes, tap maple trees for syrup, and learn about sustainability initiatives in the City of Burlington and beyond.


Environmentalism provides a pathway for civic engagement opportunities that include but are not limited to environmental justice, advocacy, and education. By empowering students with the opportunities to take meaningful climate action, we are collectively building a sustainable and just future.


We seek to foster a sense of affinity in a shared community by situating ourselves in a physical and social context, from the built environments that we inhabit to the natural landscapes that frame our lives. Our programs emphasize connection and dedication to community and the environment.
Students in a field helping a local farm organization during harvest season. Students using an apple cider press. Students in an electricity facility with hard hats listening to tour leader.

Signature Events

Local Partnerships: We connect with an amazing roster of organizations committed to sustainability such as VYCC (pictured).

Apple Cider Making: participate in a Vermont fall tradition!

McNeil Plant Tour: visit local partners contributing to a more sustainable future for our community.

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Liz Amler

Program Director, Sustainability

Rachel Bartholomew

Program Coordinator, Sustainability

Jasmine Wilkerson

Assistant Director of Residential Education, Athletic Campus

Julian Armada

Assistant Residence Director, Harris, Millis, Marsh, Austin, and Tupper


Harris Millis Office Manager