Save the Economy, Save the Planet: Sustainability Expert

In the new book, The Progress Illusion, UVM’s Jon Erickson is working to reclaim the future from ‘fairytale economics’.
Left: Jon Erickson's book cover of "The Progress Illusion". Right: Erickson stands in front of a bush.

A new book by UVM economist Jon Erickson, The Progress Illusion: Reclaiming Our Future from the Fairytale of Economics (Island Press, Dec. 1) explores the harsh economic realities that have led to sky-high inflation, growing inequality, polarized politics, and climate crisis.

A leading voice in ecological economics,...

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Exploring Options: Stories from Six Fall Interns

At its best, an internship is so much more than just a job. It’s a chance to sharpen skills and learn new ones, explore an interesting field to see if it’s a good fit, and make professional connections. In other words, it’s a way for students to get a serious leg-up as they prepare for their future careers.

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Dairy cows in an open air barn eating silage.

Optimizing Soil Health to Fight Climate Change

Over the past decade, Vermont dairy farmers have taken steps to become more sustainable through on-farm practices like cover cropping, conservation tillage and other soil health management strategies. Now, a team of University of Vermont researchers has joined a nationwide effort to quantify the impact of these practices and evaluate the potential for the U.S.

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