Environmental Studies Senior Seminar Project Archive



Spring 2014  
Professor Costanza-Robinson
Professor Isham  City of Rutland Disaster and Emergency Planning  and
Creative Rutland: One City's Story of Boom, Bust, and Revival
A Taste of Rutland: Exploring Rutland County's Local Food Movement  and
Fall 2013  
 Professor Gould

Envisioning Vermont's Environmental Future: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally (short form video)

Extended Video & ReportReport

Greening Faith: Vermont Interfaith Power and Light (video)

Vermont Talks Energy Podcasts:
Opening Script, Decision Making, Justice, Relationships

 Professor Ashcraft

Team Resilience
 Spring 2013  
Professors Trombulak and Ashcraft
Fall 2012    
Professor Costanza-Robinson 
Turning Green into Green: A Study of the Social, Environmental and Economic Benefits of Electrifying Middlebury College's Vehicle Fleet
Spring 2012   
 Professor Brayton
 Fall 2011  
Professor Morse
Professor Ashcraft
Spring 2011  

Professor Morse 





Fall 2010


Professor Ryan

Arsenic Contamination in Vermont's Private WellsArsenic Contamination in Vermont's Private Wells

Professor Brynn

Healthy Watersheds~Home WoodshedsHealthy Watersheds~Home Woodsheds

Spring 2010


Professor Trombulak

The 2010 Middlebury College Solar Initiative ProposalThe 2010 Middlebury College Solar Initiative Proposal

Developing Solar on Municipal Lands in Addison CountyDeveloping Solar on Municipal Lands in Addison County

 The Dairy Farm-Solar Power InitiativeH.518: The Dairy Farm-Solar Power Initiative

Winter 2010


Professor Trombulak

Carbon Sequestration and its Relationship to Forest Management and Biomass Harvesting in Vermont

Fall 2009


Professor Klyza

Biomass Procurement at Middlebury College: Assessments and Recommendations

Spring 2009


Professor Isham

 Cross-cultural Connections and the Global Climate MovementConnecting 350 and Study Abroad: Cross-cultural Connections and the Global Climate Movement

China, Climate Change, and Effective CommunicationChina, Climate Change, and Effective Communication

China pamphletChina pamphlet

Recommendations for the Institute For Sustainable Communities' Community Climate Leadership Academy CurriculumRecommendations for the Institute For Sustainable Communities' Community Climate Leadership Academy Curriculum

Fall 2008


Professor Jenks-Jay

Land Stewardship in the Moosalamoo National Recreation AreaLand Stewardship in the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area

Conservation Assessment of Current and Potential Uses for Middlebury College Bread Loaf LandsConservation Assessment of Current and Potential Uses for Middlebury College Bread Loaf Lands

 A Proposal Drafted for Rural VermontCleaning Vermont's Waters through Responsible Farming: A Proposal Drafted for Rural Vermont

Spring 2008  
Professor Costanza-Robinson

Fall 2007

Professor Trombulak


Spring 2007

Professor Isham
Professor Barnicle
Fall 2006  
Professor Barnicle
Spring 2006  
Professor Constanza-Robinson
Fall 2005  
Professor Morse
Spring 2005  
Professor Jenks-Jay
Professor Lapin
Fall 2004  
Professor Gould
Vermont Renewable Energy: A Study of the Distribution and Application of Renewables in Vermont
Spring 2004  
Professor Morse
Fall 2003  
Professor Morse
Spring 2003  
Professor Klyza
Fall 2002  
Professor Jenks-Jay
Spring 2002  
Professor Elder Know Your Food, Know Your Farmer: Highlighting the Connection Between Middlebury College and Local Food Providers
A Proposal to Unplug the Middlebury College Snow Bowl
Professor Jenks-Jay
Fall 2001  
Professor Gould
Spring 2001  
Professor Jenks-Jay

(not comprehensive)

Professor Morse The Path of the Seed: The Story of Where Cotton Comes From
Green Investing
Thou Shall Consume: A Spring Break Kayaking Journey

Where Does Your Food Come From:
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Misplaced and Displaced Matter: On the Topic of Lawn Art in Vermont
A Cultural Land Use History of Job's Necl, Martha's Vineyard
Middlebury Cribs (video)
Fall 2000  
Professor Ryan Alternative Energy Lifestyles: Examples from Vermont
Political Campaigns and Fossil Fuels: Separating Science and Politics
Alpine Climate Change: Effects on Seasonal Snow Cover and Biota
Chinese Cookstoves: Small Polluters, Big Consequences - Providing Rural Electrification through Biogas Technology
Environmental Education: A National Outlook, A Local Impact
Implications for Global Climate Change: Polar Ice Cores
Spring 2000  
Professor Gould Life Boundaries: Nature, Economy, and Identity in the Lower Otter Creek Watershed
Religion, Education, and Ecology: Explorations Inspired by the Monroe Sisters Project
An Oral History of Vermont Farms
The Living Machine: A Natural Alternative to Waste Treatment
Professor Camp Implementation of a Sustainability Focus in the Environmental Studies Program at Middlebury College
Spring 1999  
Professor Jenks-Jay Plaques for Bicentennial Hall
My Gift to Middlebury (video)
Professor Trombulak Patterns of Development in Middlebury, VT
A Natural Resource Atlas for the Town of Middlebury
Professor Morse
Fall 1999  
Professor Elder Learning Across Cultures: Perspectives on Study Abroad
An Exploration of Wright Park with Third and Fourth Graders
The Preliminary Stages of an Outdoor Education Trip between Middlebury College and Middlebury Union High School
Proposal for a Sustainable Agriculture Focus in the Environmental Studies Program and a College Organic Farm
Professor Northrup Sustainable Management for the Green Mountain National Forest
Fall 1998  
Professor Northrup Battell Lands Preservation
Spring 1998  
Professor Elder Indicator Species and a Long-Term Monitoring Program for the Vergennes Waterworks
Voices of the Land: An Introduction to the Waterworks
Fall 1996  
Professor Trombulak Individual Projects on Forestry Issues
Fall 1994  
Professor Northrup Sustainable Agriculture and Resource Guide, grades K-12
Fall 1993  
Professor Trombulak Individual Projects on Forestry Issues
Fall 1992  
Professor Trombulak Alternative Transportation in the Town of Middlebury: A survey of the current patterns of transportation and opinions on enhanced opportunities od bus, bicycle, and pedestrian transportation
Fall 1991  
Professor Trombulak
Fall 1990  
Professor Rushmore A Study of Lake Dunmore: Findings and Strategies for Future Management
A Clean Lake for Tomorrow
Fall 1989  
Professor Schmidt A Proposal for the Management of the Marcy Dam Area
The Otter Creek Gorge Greenbelt: A Preliminary Proposal
Fall 1988  
Professor Trombulak