Environmental Council

Environmental Council

For more than 20 years, the Environmental Council has played an active role in shaping Middlebury’s commitment to environmental and sustainability issues. The standing committee recommends policy, undertakes assessment and projects, educates the College community, advises the president, and administers an annual grants fund.

What We Do

The council develops outreach efforts related to management of College lands, environmentally preferred purchasing, energy, transportation, food, and carbon neutrality. It also awards grants to members of the College community for sustainability projects. These resources have given students, faculty, and staff an opportunity to create and participate in over 70 projects that further Middlebury’s sustainability goals.

2017–2018 Environmental Council

Comprised of a cross-section of faculty, staff, and students, the Environmental Council meets monthly throughout the academic year.

Mariah Nielsen
Calla Rosenfeld (abroad in spring)
Elana Feldman
Abbie McCeney
Elias Guerra
Robert Engel
Heather Morton
Alexis De La Rosa
Juliet Walsh
Caroline Bartlett
Anne Benson
Avani Laroia
Caroline Daley
Diego Garcia
Jessica Saunders
Brandon Smith
Alec Fleischer
Warren Galloway
Olivia Sommers
Oscar Psychas
Bayu Ahmad
Cali Kapp
Alitzel Villanueva
Caroline Wolfe
Alison Nurok, Biology, Co-Chair
Jessica L'Roe, Geography
Jeff Howarth, Geography
Jack Byrne, Director, Office of Sustainability Integration, Co-Chair
Eva Fillion, Outreach/Communications Coordinator, Office of Sustainability Integration
Charlotte Tate, Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Doug Connelly, Director of Outdoor Programs and Club Sports
Alex Brauer, SEVIS and International Services Specialist
Meghan Williamson, Associate VP for Development
Defining and Measuring Sustainability Literacy
Middlebury's Energy Future
Carbon Pricing

Council Recommendations

The Council regularly makes recommendations to the president on sustainability topics, plans for the future, and suggested objectives for offices and departments across campus.

2016–2017 Recommendations

EC 2016-2017 Report to President

2015–2016 Recommendations

PDF icon2015-16 Environmental Council Recommendations

2014–2015 Recommendations
- Environmental Council Briefing Report for President
2013–2014 Recommendations
- Environmental Council Divestment Brief
- Environmental Council Biomethane Report
- Environmental Council & Real Food Challenge Research