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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.

2018–2019 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.


Annie Benson ‘19

Haley Roe ‘19

Calla Rosenfeld ‘19

Juliet Walsh ‘19

Caroline Wolfe ‘19

Jonah Edelman ’20.5

Gabe Desmond ’20.5

Amelia Miller ‘20

Talia Ruxin ‘20

Brandon Smith ‘20

Bayu Ahmad ‘21

Max Lucas ‘21

Sidra Pierson ‘21

Nicole Pollack ‘21

Ethan Sherman ‘21

Ming Harris-Weidner ‘22

Elise Leise ‘22

Masud Lewis ‘22

Myles Maxie ‘22

Christine Nabung ‘22

Max Padilla ‘22

Ding Pang ‘22

Emma Ramirez-Richer ‘22

Remi Welbel ‘22

Xinyu Zhang ‘21

SGA Environmental Affairs Committee liaisons

Leif Taranta ’20.5

Divya Gudur ‘21


Jack Byrne, Director, Office of Sustainability Integration, co-chair

Eva Fillion, Outreach and Communications Coordinator, Office of Sustainability Integration

Cheryl Stewart, Procurement Specialist, Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium/Middlebury College

Diane Munroe, Coordinator, Community Based Environmental Studies

Charlotte Tate, Associate Director, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs


Dave Allen, Assistant Professor of biology

Will Amidon, Professor, Geology

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.

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