Feverish World Follow-Up Search Conference: November 30

How can the Burlington area respond creatively to climate change?

On the heels of a very successful symposium, we will be hosting a one-day mini-search conference to further the goals of bringing together the arts, the sciences, the academy, and the broader community in response to the multiple crises connected to climate change. Join us in community as we consider what we can do in the Burlington area to continue to meet the social and ecological challenges of the coming decades.

The goal of a search conference is to provide a structured opportunity for interested participants to deliberate over a desirable future goal and to develop a plan for achieving that goal. The event is free and open to the public.

Friday, November 30
3:30-5:00 and 5:15-6:45
John Dewey Lounge
Old Mill Building, 94 University Place, Burlington

All are welcome to participate in one or both segments.

In Production


UVM undergraduate Anabel Sosa interviews Win Smith, the owner and CEO of the Sugarbush Resort in Warren, VT. Her research focuses on the impact that climate change has on ski areas and the surrounding communities, and will be shot and edited into a short documentary with support from the Ecoculture Lab's Ecomedia Mentor Program.

UVM Earth Week Gala


To UVM students, faculty, and staff: The ENVS 195 Environmental Literature, Arts & Media class will be hosting an Earth Week Eco-Arts Gala Exhibition, to take place on Wednesday April 18 at the Silver Maple Ballroom in the Davis Center, 10 am to 4:30 pm.

If you are working on, or have recently completed, any environmentally oriented art work in any medium -- literature, visual art, music/sound art, theater, dance, performance, new media, mixed media, et al -- and would like to have it included in the exhibition, please let us know about it,

so that we can consider including it in the exhibition.

And if you are interested in helping to organize it, promote it, or otherwise make it a lively and enjoyable event, please also let us know. (Offers of live music and performance welcome!)


Adrian Ivakhiv (aivakhiv@uvm.edu) Lisa Liotta (Lisa.Liotta@uvm.edu) Finn Yarbrough (Finn.Yarbrough@uvm.edu)




The Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM), having once attracted a diverse population from around the globe, still struggles to recover from the collapse of the industry that fueled its growth. This industry contributed to Canada’s highest rates of cancer and other chronic illness when it created one of the worst environmental disasters in North America. Yet the departure of the Dominion Steel and Coal Corporation triggered an economic disaster as well, fracturing the CBRM’s vibrant social mosaic and tempting some to dream of its return. To visit the CBRM today is to witness the result of hundreds of million dollars in remediation, and the city stands as a testament to the strength of its people. Yet beneath the earth lies a parallel city, an underworld of dreams, a bringer of prosperity and of death.

There are unsteady boundaries between nature and culture, the landscape and its people. When dominion over nature becomes oppression of the human body and soul, the key to both social and environmental resilience may be turned by the same hand.