Energy and Climate Change
Here at Middlebury we are increasing our use of renewable energy and improving energy conservation to reach our goal of carbon neutrality by 2016. This huge undertaking involves students, staff, and faculty from across the college.
In addition to recent campus projects such as the new biomass gasification plant and energy efficiency upgrades in McCullough and Proctor, many others are working on these issues. The Nordic ski team converted its truck to run on waste veggie oil from the dining halls, the Snow Bowl is the first carbon neutral ski area in the country, Facilities Services uses sustainable landscape practices, and alumni are at the forefront of climate activism.
Climate change poses a great threat to our planet. By reducing carbon dioxide emissions on campus we will limit our own contributions to this problem, and we hope to inspire others to do the same.