Carbon Offset Program

Attention Study Abroad Students!

You can help fight climate warming by purchasing renewable energy to offset the global impact of your travel and energy use during your time abroad!

As you may know, Middlebury College has made a commitment to becoming carbon neutral to help address global warming. First and foremost, it is important to reduce your energy consumption and live a sustainable life, both at home and abroad. However, when you study abroad your air travel produces a tremendous quantity of greenhouse gases, contributing greatly to climate warming. To offset these emissions, you can purchase renewable energy to neutralize your footprint. You can make a difference!

Offsetting your study abroad carbon footprint from travel costs only $36 through Native Energy of Vermont. Your offsets come from either Native American owned wind power or family farm methane digesters projects that create electricity from cow manure. By purchasing renewable energy, you are increasing its production, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning, and helping the College meet its CO2 reduction goals. When you return from abroad, you will also receive a certificate and a coupon for a pint of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream!

Yes, I want to purchase renewable energy CO2 offsets to reduce my study abroad footprint!

Please make check for $36 payable to Native Energy.

Print this page, complete the following information, and mail (along with your check for $36 payable to Native Energy) to:

Stacey Thebodo, Assistant Director of International Programs and Off-Campus Study, Middlebury College, Sunderland Language Center, Middlebury, VT 05753 (tel: 802-443-5745, email: sthebodo@middlebury.edu)

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