About Us

The Center for the Environment seeks to create and support interdisciplinary, project-based, and place-based education in, for, and about the environment. This work is done in collaboration with groups and programs across campus, including the Eco-Reps Program, Sustainable Campus Team, and Green-Up, as well as the Environmental Studies and Science, Biology, Chemistry, Education Departments, and many other individuals and offices.

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Meet some of the students that make the Center for the Environment:

Gina Atkinson, ’22 – EcoRep
Betsy Balbuena, ’24 – Natural Area Steward
Sam Belanger, ’23 – Farm Crew Member
Annika Coloney, ’21 – Chief Farm Crew Member
Elizabeth Crotty, ’24 – Natural Area Steward
Gabby LaRiviere, ’21 – EcoRep
Matthew Leveroni, ’22 – Farm Crew Member
Molly Nemes, ’21 – EcoRep
Sarah Newton, ’24 – Teaching Gardens Steward

While elements of The Center for the Environment can be found everywhere from the mailroom, to the dining hall, to the on-campus tree nursery, the Center’s offices can be found on the first floor of St. Edmunds Hall. Please see the contact information below if you would like to learn more about the Center for the Environment and how to get involved:

Kristyn Achilich – Director, Center for the Environment; Director, Farm Program; Instructor, Environmental Studies & Science
Email: kachilich@smcvt.edu
Phone: 802-654-2730
Office: St. Edmunds 129

Jonah Fanelli – Project Coordinator, Center for the Environment; Assistant Farm Manger, The Farm Program
Email: jfanelli@smcvt.edu
Phone: 802-654-2870
Office: St. Edmunds 128