The Environmental Studies Electronic Thesis Collection is a collection of undergraduate theses from the University of Vermont Environmental Program, in partial fulfillment of the Environmental Studies major. The Environmental Program supports the fundamentally interdisciplinary study of the environment.

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Theses from 2017

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Conserving Vermont's Endangered Species through Designation of Critical Habitat, Amanda M. Ramsing-Lund

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The Impact of Act 148 on Food-Insecure Populations in Chittenden and Essex Counties of Vermont, Gina E. Cassara

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Traditional Values in a Modern World: An Ethnographic Study of Permaculture Practitioners in Vermont, Rose C. Thackeray 6368276

Theses from 2016

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Environmental Navigation Network: Developing a Peer Mentor Program in the Environmental Program at the University of Vermont, Jacqueline Cardoza

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“Envisioning a Just Food System” A Students Teaching Students Course, Claire Snowden Wiggin, Leila Elliot Rezvani, and Olivia Jane Burt

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Hard Work, Cows and Community: Why Young People in Bethel, Vermont are Choosing to Stay on Dairy Farms, Mikayla Sandra Peront

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Kosher, Local, Organic, Oh My! An exploration of the challenges and possibilities of local kosher meat in the Jewish Community of Vermont., Frances Lasday

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Vacationing for a Cause: Volunteer Ecotourism on Alternative Spring Break, Amelia Fontein

Theses from 2015

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An Investigation of Insect Netting Trellis Systems to Manage Spotted Wing Drosophila for Vermont Blueberry Farms, Hannah Lee Link

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Pain at the Pump: The relationship between gas prices and transit ridership in urban and rural counties of Vermont, Olivia Irene Taylor

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Permaculture Design to Address Coffee Leaf Rust and Climate Change on a Panamanian Coffee Farm, angela M. deBettencourt

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The Proposed Northern Pass Transmission LIne and the Power of Public Opinion, Michael A. Storace

Theses from 2014

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Chasing Organics: A Study of the Implications of Act 148 on Vermont's Waste Hauling and Composting Enterprises, Rory C. Shamlian

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Neighborhood in Constant Flux: An Ethnographic Analysis of Food Access in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, Jack N. Steele

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On Being Earthlings: Photographic Portraits and Audio Narratives on Human-Earth Connection in Israel-Palestine, Blair R. Borax Ms.

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The Communication of Goals in Volunteer-Based Ecotourism: A Case Study of Two Ecuadorian Ecological Reserves, Robyn J. Bath-Rosenfeld

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The Greenleaf Farm Resiliency Project: An Ecological Landscape Design, Holly Lee Greenleaf

Theses from 2013

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Cultivating Little Consumers: How Picture Books Influence Materialism in Children, Rachel J. Franz

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Getting down to earth: Revisiting sustainability on a small, diversified farm in Maryland, Brittany N. Dooling

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Hunger, Leadership and Social Change: A Students Teaching Students Course, Catherine Gannascoli

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Safe Cosmetics Legislation in Vermont: Passing H.308 in the Vermont Legislature, Anna Tadio

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Spilling the Beans on Coffee Certifications: Consumer Values and Knowledge of Fair Trade and USDA Organic Coffee, Kieran Ficken

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The Vegan Journey: An Exploration of Vegan Experiences with Vegans from Burlington, Vermont, Kelsey Steele

Theses from 2012

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Awareness and Advocacy towards Instituting Bias-Free Policing Criteria in Vermont: A cross county comparison of Addison and Franklin Counties, Vermont, Abigail Zuckerman

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Bicycling the Gap: A mixed method study examining bicyclists in New York City and the interactions they share with the Metro Transportation Authority Subway System, and the New York Waterway Ferry System, Daniel Clark

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ENVS 197 Students Teaching Students: Hunger, Leadership, and Social Change, Samantha Ethridge

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Rethinking the Role of Community Gardening in Localizing Post-Oil Suburbia: A Proposal for Willowdale Community Garden in Cherry Hill, NJ, Andrew Schlesinger

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Strategic Climate Change Communication: A Creative Effort Toward Mitigation and Adaptation Changing the Current, Page Atcheson

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The Meat of the Matter: Exploring the Relationship between Environmental Ethics and the Food Choices of Environmental Studies Majors at the University of Vermont, Samantha Morgan

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The Socioeconomic Impact of Hydroelectric Dams on Developing Communities: A Case Study of the Chalillo Dam and the Communities of the Macal River Valley, Cayo District, Belize, Central America, Emily Bird

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"Things need to change around here." The Diversification of a Small Farm in Northwest New Jersey, Caitlan Stephens

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Transformative Education for Creating Sustainable Food Systems: A Mini Course: "Yoga (yoke) of the Earth, Food and Use" at the GreenHouse Residential Learning Community, Kazuha Kurosu

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What's the Catch? An Analysis of Seafood Sustainability at the University of Vermont, Sara Cleaver

Theses from 2011

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Eating Practices and Attitudes among American Buddhists: An aspect of Buddhism and Ecology, Taylor Ralph

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Japanese Children's Songs for Environmental Education: Environmental Education Curriculum for Edmunds Kindergarten in Burlington, Akane Yamamoto

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Relationships Between Aircraft Fleet Composition and Environmental Impacts, Matthew Judd

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Sustainable Urban Composting: Determining Best Practices for Organic Waste Management in Burlington, Vermont, Caroline Shepard

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The Wampahoofus' Favorite Place: A Children's Book of Environmental Stewardship, Zoe Linton

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University of Vermont Eco-Reps: Addressing Program Visibility and Awareness on Campus, Winter Heath

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Vermont Housing Health Code Compliance: A Quality Assurance Analysis of the Rental Housing Inspection Checklist, Eliza Cowan

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Where the River Deepens: Exploring Place-based Relationships Through the Swimming Hole Experience, Elijah Sobel

Theses from 2010

Building a Sustainable Foundation for the Local Food System: An Evaluation of Heating Systems in Vermont Greenhouses, Sophia Bielenberg