Sustain Term

Sustain-Term

The J-term Bingo challenge will last throughout January Term. The challenge will operate on the honor system but when able, participants should take photo evidence as proof of their completion of each challenge. When participants complete a row of challenges, they should email sustainability@middlebury.edu with an explanation of each challenge they completed and photo evidence where necessary. Participants can receive a prize for each row they complete. If participants achieve bingo blackout (complete all 24 challenges on the board), you should also email sustainability@middlebury.edu for a larger prize. 

Good luck and happy Sustain-Term!!

  • 1. Atwater Kickoff 1.14
    • a. DONE!
  • 2. Use to-go box @ dining hall
    • a. Pick up a box for $5 deposit
    • b. go/to-go for details
  • 3. Ride ACTR bus to the Bowl
    • a. The ACTR is a great way to travel around Middlebury. Visit go/actr to find shuttle times from Middlebury to the Snow Bowl.
  • 4. Join 'Free and For Sale' FB
    • a. Free and for sale is a Facebook group where people post about used items they are selling. Search free and for sale on Facebook and ask a friend who is in the group to add you. Or email hbensen@middlebury.edu to add you to the group.
  • 5. Repair Cafe 1.25
    • a. Visit go/repaircafe
  • 6. Watch an environmental documentary
    • a. Cowspiracy, An Inconvenient Truth, Before the Flood Food Inc., Poverty Inc. There are all sort of great documentaries to watch! You can also watch another documentary, just make sure you mention what you watched and how it relates to the environment. (We are very open as to what is environmentally-related).
  • 7. Eat a meatless lunch or dinner
    • a. Consuming meat is bad for the planet. Forego the meat for lunch or dinner and help the planet.
  • 8. WILD Midd Symposium
    • a. WILD Midd is a conservation organization on campus. They are hosting a symposium where students from the Hannaford Career Center are presenting personal conservation projects aimed at supporting local wildlife.
  • 9. Check out a thrift store in town
    • a. Thrift stores are a great place to find inexpensive, trendy clothes while helping the planet. Shop at a thrift store instead of buying something new! Try Buy Again Alley or Neat Repeats, both located right in downtown Middlebury.
  • 10. Calculate your go/CO2footprint
  • 11. Follow @middsustainability on Instagram
  • 12. Biomass Plant Tour TBD
  • 13. FREE
  • 14. Unplug electronics when not in use
    • a. Take a photo of your unplugged electronics!
  • 15. ‘Rent’ winter equipment from the gear room
    • a. The Middlebury Mountain Club has equipment to rent for free in the gear room in the FIC. They have snowshoes, coats, tents, food, dishes and utensils, and much more. Its hours are Tuesday 4:30- 7:00 pm and Thursday 4:30- 7:00 pm.
  • 16. Walk on the TAM
    • a. The TAM is the Trail Around Middlebury and is about 16 miles long. It’s a great way to spend some time outside or to exercise. Visit http://www.maltvt.org/trail/tam-trail/ for maps and where to find the trail.
  • 17. Attend a SNEG (or other club/org) meeting
    • a. Middlebury is home to a large group of environmental clubs and organizations. Whether you like the outdoors, advocating for the environment, or hanging out with people in the community, there is an environmental group for everyone! Meetings include SNEG- Sunday’s at 6:30 in the orchard; WILD Middlebury- Tuesday’s at 6:30 in the Orchard; Middlebury Mountain Club; Weybridge dinner’s at Weybridge at 6 p.m. (Bring your own utensils and dishes for eating!)
  • 18. Follow Franklin Enviro. Center (Hillcrest) on FB
  • 19. MCAB Trivia 1.24
    • a. Trivia Night Take Over (just one section actually)... join us for a fun night at McCollough Thursday 1/24 for MCAB trivia night.
  • 20. Watch the go/wastevideo
    • a. Visit go/recycling to learn more about how waste is processed/recovered/reused/recycled… The MRF diverts 68.1% of campus waste from landfills!
  • 21. Take a MiddKid Challenge trip
    • a. Visit your commons office or room 109 in the Franklin Environmental Center to pick up a middkid passport to get coupons that give you discounts to local businesses. Visit go/actr for bus schedules Visit go/passport to find out more about the challenge!
  • 22. 'Rent' a free bike at Davis
    • a. Ask someone at the help desk and bring your ID!
  • 23. Donate unwanted clothes etc
    • a. Thrift stores are a great place to find inexpensive, trendy clothes while helping the planet. Shop at a thrift store instead of buying something new.
  • 24. Go to the Midd Co-Op
    • a. The co-op sources its food locally. Support this environmentally friendly business. The co-op is located across the street from Shaw’s grocery store at 9 Washington Street.
  • 25. Follow Middlebury Foods on FB