VEC Presents Career Panel at UVM, where will the next one be?

The Vermont Environmental Consortium (VEC) recently presented a panel discussion for University of Vermont students on opportunities in environmental careers for all potential majors and degree programs. The first of these discussions was hosted by UVM in the UVM Career + Experience Hub in Burlington. VEC has designed and is offering these panel discussions free of charge to Vermont universities and colleges to meet the educational outreach component of its mission. The panels will be comprised of VEC members with diverse professional backgrounds in Vermont’s environmental sector.

This program builds on the Vermont Green Careers Website, developed by VEC for the Vermont Department of Labor. A wide variety of “green jobs” and careers can be researched on the website, including: Environmental Protection; Green Building, Manufacturing & Transportation; Green Education & Research; and Energy Production. The website guides a visitor to job description, educational requirements, wages, job trends and projections, specific to each potential job or career choice. A video accompanies each section where people discuss that specific environmental career. The website can be found at: or under the “Projects” tab of VEC’s member website Career related events will be posted under the News tab on the Green Careers website.

Vermont educational institutions interested in hosting a VEC career panel should contact Kurt Muller at (802) 229-4600 or to learn more. To hear more about the first panel hosted at UVM please contact; Anna Smiles-Becker, Career Counselor & Internship Coordinator for Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources / University of Vermont at or 802- 656-3002. Read the full press release here.

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First panel hosted at UVM on March 15, 2016

Event: A New Way of Seeing the Landscape Dec. 8, 2015

Save the date!

A New Way of Seeing the Landscape:

Tools for Helping Engineers and Licensed Designers Develop with Natural Resources In Mind

December 8th, 2015


Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier

Approved for 2 non-soil credits for licensed designers

Register here:

About the course

Civil engineers and licensed designers are key players in land development, providing advice to their clients that can influence how land is subdivided, developed, and managed in Vermont. These decisions create the built and natural landscapes that characterize the identity of the state.

Much of Vermont’s economy – including real estate, second home development, tourism, working lands, and recreation – is built on this brand and relies on a high-quality landscape. Part of what contributes to a high quality landscape are healthy watersheds, intact and productive forests, and wildlife habitat.

Given the importance of an intact, scenic, and healthy landscape to Vermont, this workshop-style training will focus on developing with natural resources in mind. It will provide engineers and licensed designers with background information and strategies for a) including natural resources in discussions with landowners; b) maintaining viable working forests; (c) promoting strategic site design for natural resource conservation; (d) reducing forest and habitat fragmentation; and e) encouraging options for forestland management and conservation during the land development process.

VEC Annual Meeting & Holiday Party

Please join us for the VEC Holiday Party & Annual Meeting being held on Thursday, December 17th, 2015 at Local64 from 5-7pm! We will be electing our board of directors, providing an update on VEC business, and enjoying refreshments and networking with members! Please RSVP to or call 802-747-7900.

43 State Street, Second Floor West – above Asiana House
Montpelier, VT 05602

Save the date for VEC Spring Conference

Mark Your Calendars!
The Vermont Environmental Consortium Presents:
3rd Annual Water Quality Conference: Stormwater
June 4, 2014
Main Street Landing, Burlington, VT
8:00am to 3:30pm

Guest Speaker: Pierre Leduc, Corporation Baie Missisquoi

Please join the VT Environmental Consortium, VT Department of Environmental Conservation, VT Agency of Transportation, VT Agency of Agriculture, VT Rural Water Association, municipal leaders, environmental advocates, technical experts, and others to debate the issues of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Lake Champlain Phosphorus Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), and to discuss policy changes, funding, and program development.

More details to be announced shortly. 

VEC Holiday Party & Annual Meeting December 19

Save the date for the Vermont Environmental Consortium’s Holiday Party & Annual Meeting!

Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 4pm—7pm

Location: Stone Environmental Inc. Offices

535 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier, VT

RSVP: Erin Lorentz,

Thanks to founding VEC member, Stone Environmental, Inc for its sponsorship.

This is a Vermont Environmental Consortium Members Only Event for Representatives from VEC Member Organizations. New Board members will be elected at this event. If you are a VEC member and are interested in becoming a VEC Board Member please contact the VEC office.

VEC’s Annual Meeting & Trade Show

Thursday November 21, 2013

Vermont Environmental Consortium’s Annual Meeting and Trade Show

Sponsored by VEC and Green Mountain Power
At GMP’s Energy Innovation Center
Merchants Row, Rutland VT
8:00 AM – 6:00PM

The Trade Show will provide an opportunity for small/emerging Vermont businesses in the environmental sector to participate in an affordable trade show while sharing the stage with established green businesses. Vermont educational institutions that have been recognized for their environmental programs and projects will be invited to attend and showcase their efforts as well. There will be a panel of Vermont investors who focus on environmental investments and opportunities for a limited number of companies to make presentations about their work during the course of the day. A complete agenda and information about sponsorship opportunities will be forwarded shortly.

If you would like information about sponsorship opportunities or to participate in the Trade Show we encourage you to contact Jill Michaels (802-765-4102) for more information or look for a more detailed announcement about this event in September.