Silent Spring, a 1962 expose on the adverse  effects of pesticide use on the environment, compelled our firm's partner, Michael J. Hurdzan, to pursue his graduate studies at  the University of Vermont, a national leader in the environmental sciences.  Hurdzan applied that education to design and maintain courses that use less fertilizer, pesticide and fossil fuels than their competitors.  Three of the most notable examples of this career long effort are highlighted below.