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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 of students, faculty and staff members recommends policy, undertakes assessment and projects, educates the College community and advises the president.

2019–2020 Environmental Council

Comprised of a cross-section of students, faculty, and staff the Environmental Council meets monthly throughout the academic year with committee meetings in between to advise the President and to address sustainability matters of policy and practice.


Bayu Ahmad

Drew An-Pham

Cecilia Barnes

Olivia Cappello

Emma Clinton

Rahul Desmet

Caitlin Dicara

Gretchen Doyle

Lauren Eskra

Georgia Ezell

Zoe Grodsky

Divya Gudur

Ming Harris-Weidner

Miwa Johnstone

Lizzie Kenter

Cora Kircher

Lilly Kuhn

Lucas Lepinard

Jessica Morales

Katherine Morris

Emma Ramirez-Richer

Ethan Sherman

Maddie Tango

Katie van der Merwe

Remi Welbel

Lydia Wiener

Raechel Zeller


Jack Byrne, Dean of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs, co-chair

Eva Fillion, Sustainability Specialist, Office of Sustainability Integration

Charlotte Tate, Associate Director, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs

Meghan Williamson, Associate VP for Development

Lisa Winkler, Assistant Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs


Jeffrey Carpenter, Professor, Political Economy and International Law

Dan Suarez, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies

Molly Anderson, Professor, Food Studies

Alison Nurok, Assistant Laboratory Professor in Biology, co-chair

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.

2019-2020 Report

EC 2020 Final Report

2018-2019 Recommendations

PDF iconEC and SC 2019 Report to President

2017–2018 Recommendations

EC 2017-18 Report to President

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