Environmental Leadership

CA Liaison: Meghan Williamson '77
Phone: 802.443.5817

Fact Sheets

The Green Campus 

The Green Campus (Printable)
The Green Campus (Readable)

This fact sheet gives an overview of the environmental academics.  The Middlebury College campus is a learning laboratory for environmental studies. Students and faculty work together to investigate problems, devise solutions, and take action to implement them.    Updated April 2014.

Organic Farm - Learning from the Land  (Printable)
Organic Farm - Learning from the Land  (Readable)

This fact sheet gives an overview of the Organic Farm, with highlights of student interns and the Food and Farm Educator Sophie Esser Calvi '03.  Updated in January 2014.

The School of the Environment


Visit the School of the Environment website at:
http://www.middlebury.edu/environment, and the companion blog site at: http://sites.middlebury.edu/schooloftheenvironment/

Brochure updated in October 2013.

Online Resources

Middlebury Magazine or Dispatch Articles

"What's Next?" - An article about the winter term course taught by Pic Walker, executive director of the Alliance for Climate Education, and the initiatives championed by Walker's students. (February 2012)


"A Voice Heard 'Round the World" - A video interview with Abigail Borah '14 who leaped to international fame by boldly speaking out at UN climate talks in South Africa. (January 2012)


"A Green Tour of Campus"

A playful interactive map of the sustainable features and environmental initiatives that at Middlebury. Take the tour. (Fall 2011)

"Trash and Treasure" - An audio visual presentation on Middlebury's recycling center, where 60% of waste is either recycled, reused or composted. (June 2011)


"Rise Up" - Team Middlebury raised the first wall to their house, which they have "designed and are constructing as participants in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon competition." (June 2011)


"Students Push for Arsenic Law" - Eight Middlebury seniors make their case for tougher arsenic laws last week at the Vermont State House in Montpelier. (Feb 16, 2011)


News Stories

"On Our Radar: Student Confronts U.S. Climate Change Envoy" New York Times Green Blog

National digital coverage of Abigail Borah's famous stand against global warming at a summit in South Africa. (December 2011)

"Farmers Under 40: Liberal arts students try their hand at farming"—NCPR reports liberal arts schools, including Middlebury, who want students to think critically about food systems and sustainable practices. Story produced by Middlebury grad Sarah Harris '11! (July 2011)


"Midd earns Gold rating in sustainability assessment"—A new system developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) gives Middlebury a gold rating in 2011. (June 9, 2011)



Admissions video on "Environment" at Middlebury by the Communications office, featured on Middlebury's homepage.


Environmental Studies alumni—See what Environmental Studies alumni have been up to since graduation on the ES department's website.


Environmental Studies Student Awards—A list of environmental awards (including descriptions) given to students over the past few years, from the department's website.