(Host) Vermont has been hosting a four-day conference for Fulbright scholars, focusing on innovations in sustainable food and energy systems.
The 46 scholars are from around the world, and all are currently teaching or researching in the U.S.
In addition to attending workshops in Burlington, the scholars will be touring the state for a first-hand look at food and energy sustainability in practice.
Marianne Craven is with the U.S. State Department, which is sponsoring the conference.
Craven says Vermont was chosen to host because the state has long been a leader in environmental awareness.
(Craven) "The purpose of the program is to promote mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries, so we wanted to tap into the experience and the expertise here in Vermont to help our Fulbrighters think about ways that they might address these issue in their home countries, their regions, and globally."
(Host) The Fulbright program is the premier international exchange program of the U.S. government.
The conference is being hosted by the Vermont Council on World Affairs. It wraps up Saturday.