The Environmental Council is now accepting grant proposals for the 2014-2015 academic year. Grants are available from $25 to $2500. All Middlebury staff, faculty, and students are eligible to apply.
We have found that the most successful funded projects are collaborative, creative, and sustainable- bringing together groups and individuals from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, providing a new solution to a difficult problem, and having continuity beyond the initial funding phase.
Applications due: October 15, 2014
Applications due: February 10, 2015
Applications due: TBD
For more information contact: email@example.com
The mission of the Environmental Council is to engage and support all members of the College community in advancing leadership in sustainability and environmental citizenship.
For more than 15 years, the Environmental Council has played an active role in shaping Middlebury’s commitment to environmental and sustainability issues. The EC is a standing committee that recommends policy, undertakes assessment and projects, educates the college community, and advises the President.
The EC has worked on policy and outreach efforts related to management of college lands, environmentally preferred purchasing, energy, transportation, food, and carbon neutrality. Instrumental in the College’s carbon neutrality initiative, the Environmental Council established a working group to investigate options for reducing carbon dioxide emissions on campus, providing the foundation for carbon neutrality at Middlebury.
The Environmental Council 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 seventy projects that further Middlebury’s sustainability goals.
Comprised of a cross-section of faculty, staff, and students, the EC meets every other week throughout the academic year.
2014 -2015 Environmental Council
Forrest Carroll ‘15
Tiffany Chang ‘17
Nate Cleveland ’16.5 (Campus Sustainability Coordinators Liason)
Sarah Dohan ‘17.5
Kate Eiseman ‘15
Sarah Gledhill ‘17
Oscar Johansson ‘18
Alia Johnson ‘16
Shaojin Li ‘16
Mary "Wei Wei" Magnuson ‘16
Dylan McGarthwaite ‘15
Anahi Naranjo ‘17
Mariah Neilsen ‘18
Ethan Reilly ‘17
Erin Van Gessel ’17.5
Sophie Vaughan ‘17
Natalie Valentin ‘15
Lindsay April Warne ’15 (SGA Environmental Affairs Liaison)
David Allen, Biology
Natalie Eppelsheimer, German, Co-Chair
Kemi Fuentes-George, Political Science
Sallie Sheldon, Biology
Jack Byrne, Director, Office of Sustainability Integration. Co-Chair
Sophie Esser Calvi, Global Food Studies Coordinator
Paul Dow, PM Manager, Retail Food Ops
Francisca Drexel, Academic Dept. Coordinator, Film & Media Culture/Asst, CCSRE
Jennifer Herrera, Asst. Dir., Student Activities & Spec. Asst. to the Dean of the College
Victoria "Tori" Jones, Asst. Dir. Annual Giving
Kristin Smith, Outreach/Communications Coordinator, Office of Sustainability Integration
Campus MicroGrid Feasibility
Real Food in Dining Halls
ESG/STARS (Environmental Social Governance / Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System implementation)