Wed, Apr 22 | Online event

Sustainability Summit. 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. The Impact of UVM Research & Teaching on Sustainability

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Sustainability Summit. 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. The Impact of UVM Research & Teaching on Sustainability

Time & Location

Apr 22, 2020, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Online event

About the Event

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The purpose of the Summit is “How might we measure and achieve impact of our sustainability teaching, research, and outreach efforts.” Because the Summit will take place on April 22nd, which is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, it is a good opportunity for an inflection point for students, faculty, and staff at UVM and the broader region to see how we can drive sustainable change within our own systems for the next 50 years. The meeting will be interactive, participative, and co-facilitated by UVM students who will be applying tools they have learned in the Sustainable Innovation MBA, especially those during a course titled Driving Sustainable Change.

Who will be attending: Gund fellows and community; current students, alumni, and partners of the Sustainable Innovation MBA; UVM faculty, staff, and partners

Location: The Summit will be held virtually with details to come.

Outcomes: While outcomes will be driven by participants of the Summit, we envision that potential outcomes could be:

  • Developing a plan for research that crosses disciplines and boundaries while having an impact on real-world sustainability practice
  • Transforming teaching and education in general so that it impacts the learner directly to be more sustainable as well as equipping the learner to be a sustainable change agent
  • Skill building: participants will also learn the methodology that will be used at the Summit.

Time Commitment: We recognize you are busy people, so you’re welcome to come for any portion you can attend. We will send more information later so that you can understand what parts of the Summit you might want to attend. In brief, each session of the day flows from the prior one, so we recommend that if you want to attend for a portion to come at 9am and then stay as long as you can. Another option is to come during the second half starting at 1:30pm when there will be breakout groups working on specific ideas. These are recommendations, but feel free to come whenever you can for as long as you can.

More details are to come next month, but if you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to e-mail the professor who will be instructing the course Driving Sustainable Change: Ante Glavas at

To register, please click on the “REGISTER NOW” link below the logo of The Sustainable Innovation MBA or click here to register.

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