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Food Leader: Alum Joins The Nature Conservancy

Recent grad’s tips for students, and why the future is in good hands Michael Wironen has joined one of the world’s largest conservation organizations, but not before giving Vermont leaders some serious food for thought. As a UVM PhD student, the Gund Graduate Fellow gave the state’s phosphorus […]

Lessons from the Fight for $15 and Fairness in Ontario (by Alia Karim)

Workers in the Global North have experienced decades of austerity measures designed to promote “flexibility” in the job market, privatization, and competition. As corporate profits continue to break records, the majority of workers have seen their wages stagnate. In Ontario, over 1.7 million workers earn less than $15 […]

Going Plastic-free is Self-Care (by Shaun Sellers)

With the release of the IPCC report and the Nobel-adjacent prize in economics going to a green growth economist, its been a regular-style dark month for ecological economists. The IPCC report was not nearly as annoying as the Nobel-ish prize, mostly because what was in the IPCC report […]

L4E offers exceptional graduate students the opportunity to collaborate in enabling a mutually enhancing human-Earth relationship

Position: The Gund Institute at the University of Vermont (UVM) in Burlington, Vermont and McGill University in Montreal, Quebec seek up to 6 PhD students to join the Leadership for the Ecozoic partnership in Fall 2019. This second L4E cohort will focus broadly on developing and applying systems-based […]