Vermont has the lowest emissions of any state in the country. Even still, its top six polluters release just over 849,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases annually, about 10 percent of Vermont’s total.
University of Vermont student activists and leaders are announcing the “Owning the New Economy Summit,” a day-long series of presentations, workshops, and discussions focusing on the need to re-imagine and re-design our economic system in the face of repeated financial and climate crises.
University of Vermont – Student Climate Culture staged a die-in outside President Sullivan’s office to highlight the deadly effects of climate change and environmental destruction associated with the extraction and burning of fossil fuels. Students stood silently in the hallway, then began “dying,” sinking to the ground one by one. The theatrical demonstration coincided with a meeting between President Sullivan and Student Climate Culture spokespeople Kerry Wilson and Dan Cmejla.
UVM announces partnership with global education and recruitment firm to expand its internationalization efforts
The agreement with Study Group, known for its worldwide recruiting network extending to more than 130 countries and its academic preparation programs, is expected to help UVM attract some of the seven million students estimated to be studying outside their country of birth in the next decade.
The University of Vermont ranks No. 5 on Peace Corps’ 2013 Top Colleges for medium size schools. The annual list recognizes the highest volunteer-producing colleges and universities in the U.S. for small, medium, large and graduate institutions.