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.

2016–2017 Environmental Council

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

Samuel Alexander '20
Oriyomi Adeliyi '20
Jimmy Conboy '20
Tatiana Rengifo '19.5
Calla Rosenfeld '19
Anna Novak '19
Hunter Cole '18.5
Tevan Goldberg '18
Michael Shrader '18
Abbie McCeney '18
Jack Petrillo '18
Mariah Nielsen '18
Jennifer Ortega '18
Elana Feldman '17.5
Graham Kenter '17.5
Ali Surdoval '17
Sarah Gledhill '17
Anahi Naranjo '17
Morgan Raith '16.5
Caitlin Haedrich '16.5
David Allen, Biology, Co-Chair
Molly Anderson, Food Studies
Ellery Foutch, American Studies
Alison Nurok, Biology
Jack Byrne, Director, Office of Sustainability Integration, Co-Chair
Eva Fillion, Outreach/Communications Coordinator, Office of Sustainability Integration
Katie Gillespie, Research Compliance Manager
Victoria "Tori" Jones, Assistant Director Annual GivingCharlotte Tate, Rohatyn Center for International Affairs
Defining and Measuring Sustainability Literacy
Employee Sustainability Benefits and VEIC Project
Travel Surcharge for Carbon Emissions

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