Economics for the Anthropocene Students Dive into Lake Champlain

A group of 15 students stood around a deep pile of cow manure and, between the cackles of roaming chickens and grunts of pigs in nearby pens, listened to Guy Choiniere describe the benefits of organic compost in nourishing the fields of his Highgate, Vt. farm. Read complete […]

Power from the North: Hydro-democracy?

by Matthew Burke A reflection following the Power from the North conference, University of Vermont, March 23, 2015 What is energy, consciously supplied? This question is central to the debate around renewable energy development in Vermont and elsewhere. This was also the question suggested by Antonio Cepeda-Benito, Dean […]

Agro-ecology in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil – Part 3

By Michael Wironen      Smallholder farmers in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil face challenges providing for their families while also meeting the requirements of Brazil’s Forest Code. Participants in an Agro-ecology Atelier organized by the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics are working as part of a broader effort […]

Agro-ecology in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil – Part 2

by Michael Wironen Smallholder farmers in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil face challenges providing for their families while also meeting the requirements of Brazil’s Forest Code. Participants in an Agro-ecology Atelier organized by the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics are working as part of a broader effort to […]