In an editorial published in the January 1 edition of the newspaper, the
Burlington Free Press has named University of Vermont President Daniel
Mark Fogel the 2007 Vermonter of the Year.
The editorial applauds Fogel's work to make UVM an engine of
environmentally themed economic development in the state. By promoting
"sustainability research" at the university, which should spawn a variety
of entrepreneurial green businesses in the state, the paper says, Fogel is
tapping into the rising awareness at the state and national levels of the
threat global climate change poses -- and is helping Vermont become a
leader in finding solutions to global warming.
UVM under Fogel's leadership has "helped Vermont make the leap from the
idealistic to the practical," the paper says. "For that, The Burlington
Free Press names Fogel the Vermonter of the Year."
The full editorial is here: