The University of Vermont's Office of Sustainability, which was established in 2008, has 2 full-time staff and 4 part-time graduate fellows.  The Director of the Office of Sustainability, Gioia Thompson, reports to the VP of Finance and Administration.

Although UVM is an environmental university, many of the efforts and initiatives around sustainability are not formally written down in a Sustainability Plan.  Some formally adapted policies include: LEEDTM Silver minimum for all new construction and major renovation; a Climate Action Plan; and both short- and long-term sustainability plans in both the Strategic and the Physical Campus Plans.