Apply for an Environmental Council Grant!

The Environmental Council is now accepting grant proposals for the 2013-2014 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.

2013-2014 Applications

First Round
Applications due: October 18, 2013

Second Round
Applications due: January 31, 2014

Third Round
Applications due: May 8, 2014

For more information contact: sustainability@middlebury.edu

Grant Application

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.

College Handbook Governance for Environmental Council

2013-2014 Environmental Council


Jess Parker ’15.5
Ali Cook '16
Forrest Carroll '15
Darren Chen '16
Emma McGuirk '15
Danielle Hirshberg '14
Courtney Devoid '15
Elena Zhang '14
Hye-Jin Kim '17
Anahi Naranjo '17
Sarah Gledhill '17
Ali Rotatori '14 (Campus Sustainability Coordinators)
Jake Nonweiler '14 (SGA Environmental Affairs)


Kemi Fuentes-George, Political Science
Natalie Eppelsheimer, German
Nick Muller, Economics, co-Chair
Will Amidon, Geology


Arlinda Wickland, Center for Careers and Internships
Sarah McGowen, Academic Affairs
Jack Byrne, Sustainability Integration Office, co-Chair
Kris Williams, College Advancement
Sophie Esser-Calvi, Food and Farm Educator
Paul Dow, Dining


Carbon Neutrality
Food and Dining

2012-2013 Recommendations