Matthew Sayre is a social entrepreneur who studies Ecological Economics as a foundation for developing solutions that improve community wellbeing. Before becoming Director of UVM’s Institute for Global Sustainability Matt started, operated, and sold Healthy Habitat, a Burlington, Vermont based environmentally-friendly cleaning service, started and served as the founding President and C.E.O. of Earth, Inc., a Vermont non-profit corporation working to strengthen Human, Social, Natural, & Built Capital, served as the Project Coordinator of the University of Vermont Leading by Design for a Sustainable and Desirable Future Project, served as a Senior Manager to help restart Bolton Valley Resort after two bankruptcies, and worked to re-engineer business processes at the University of Vermont as part of UVM’s Project CATalyst Finance Team. Matt also led effective community relations and fundraising initiatives as the Director of Medical Alumni Relations for the UVM College of Medicine and while working in Student Affairs at UVM and Northern Arizona University he planned and implemented experiential programming to strengthen the university's human and social capital. Matt has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from LeMoyne College, an M.Ed. from Northern Arizona University, and a Certificate of Graduate Study in Ecological Economics from the University of Vermont.