Category Archives: Announcements

CSWD announces new recycling guidance on bottle caps

CSWD announces new recycling guidance on bottle caps Published on April 17, 2018 by Raeann   It’s perhaps the most hotly debated “blue-bin” recycling question of the decade: Should you put the cap back on that bottle before you recycle it? Or does the cap go in the trash? The Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD), the municipality […]

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Announcing the *new* Champlain College Service-Learning Faculty Award. Nomination deadline: May 2nd

 Please submit your nominations for the new Champlain College Service-Learning Faculty Award This award recognizes the outstanding use of service-learning pedagogy in a Champlain College course. Criteria: Any instructor (full time or adjunct) teaching a course that includes service-learning* at Champlain College may be nominated for the  Service-Learning Faculty Award. The review committee will consider the following […]

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Champlain College student reflections on attending National Fair Trade Conference

From March 23-25, 2018,  three Environmental Policy students, Anne Calonico ‘21, Lily Mason ‘18, and Ariel Simpson ‘21, received stipends to travel to Washington, D.C. for the Fair Trade National Conference.   A highlight for Lily was networking with business leaders in the ethical fashion industry. I am extremely passionate about a local 501c3 non […]

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Introducing the Certificate of Graduate Study in Agroecology at the University of Vermont

We are excited to share with you the new Certificate of Graduate Study in Agroecology (CGSA) at the University of Vermont. Agroecology is an approach that seeks to integrate ecological science with other academic disciplines and knowledge systems to guide research and action towards the sustainable transformation of our current agrifood system. The Certificate of Graduate Study […]

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Funding Opportunity: Building Capacity for Environmental Literacy + others

Here are two NSF research-oriented opportunities and one EPA opportunity, and one DOC opportunity that may be of interest.  Eligibility varies – please see links below for full details. All the best, Haley NSF National Science Foundation Innovations at the Nexus of Food, Energy and Water Systems Synopsis 1 https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=301132 NSF National Science Foundation Energy, […]

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EPA Environmental Education Grant RFP modified. Deadline Extended

Updates to 2018 EE Local Grants Request for Proposals The EE Local Grants Request for Proposals (RFP), originally issued in January, has been modified in order to expand the scope of the environmental issues that can be addressed. The changes to the RFP provide applicants with greater flexibility to address environmental issues relevant to their […]

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Spread the word about Spectrum’s Student Sleep Out!

Each year, adults and students join the Spectrum Sleep Out in solidarity with homeless young adults in Vermont. They spend one night sleeping outside and raise funds to give homeless and at-risk youth a warm meal, a safe place to sleep, counseling, mentoring, and coaching on life skills. We anticipate over 100 adults at the Executive Sleep Out […]

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Upcoming Burlington Candidate Forums

For those who are interested, here are some opportunities to learn more about candidates for local BTV elections in advance of Town Meeting Day on Tuesday, March 6. Still need to get registered to Vote?  You can use Champlain’s TurboVote account or the State of Vermont form here. General information about the March 6th Election, including sample ballots, can be found […]

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