Kirk Carapezza http://publicradioeast.org en Mind The Gap (Year): A Break Before College Might Do Some Good http://publicradioeast.org/post/mind-gap-year-break-college-might-do-some-good Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The idea of a gap here, postponing the start of college, has become a bit more common in the U.S. and a handful of colleges and universities are now actually encouraging accepted students to take a year break before starting classes. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 21:07:00 +0000 Kirk Carapezza 35326 at http://publicradioeast.org Better Bring Your Own: University Of Vermont Bans Bottled Water http://publicradioeast.org/post/better-bring-your-own-university-vermont-bans-bottled-water When students at the <a href="http://www.uvm.edu/" target="_blank">University of Vermont</a> resume classes on the snow-covered Burlington campus Monday, something will be missing: bottled water. UVM is the latest university to ban on-campus sales of bottled water.<p>At one of UVM's recently retrofitted refill stations, students fill up their reusable bottles with tap water. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:22:00 +0000 Kirk Carapezza 4869 at http://publicradioeast.org Better Bring Your Own: University Of Vermont Bans Bottled Water Vt. Town Hires Livestock To Save Money, Go Green http://publicradioeast.org/post/vt-town-hires-livestock-save-money-go-green Cities and towns facing tight budgets have often neglected their cemeteries, an oversight that has left many of them in disrepair with broken fencing, crumbling gravestones, overgrown grass and persistent weeds.<p>But this summer, the Vermont town of Charlotte implemented a new strategy to both save money and keep grass in the town's graveyards under control, and it's a decidedly traditional way of doing it: Let goats and sheep do the work.<p>Stephen Brooks, who oversees two graveyards in town and smaller plots as chairman of the town's Cemetery Commission, admits it's all rather pastoral. Sun, 23 Sep 2012 20:18:00 +0000 Kirk Carapezza 2048 at http://publicradioeast.org Vt. Town Hires Livestock To Save Money, Go Green