Matthew Sommerville and Leda Smith Sommerville, both '02, have been working with Blue Ventures marine conservation organization since it's inception in 2003. Blue Ventures is now a finalist in the BBC's World Challenge for their work helping communities in Madagascar manage fisheries in an economically and ecologically sustainable way. Click the link above to read more about the work of Blue Ventures and to vote for them in the Wold Challenge!
Middlebury College owns about 3,000 computers, and Middlebury Magazine reporter Robert Keren wondered where they go when their days are done...
The Middlebury College community embraced 350.org's Global Work Party, hosted numerous events on campus and in town. The day's goal was to get to work on projects to combat climate change in order to show politicians around the world that it is time to take action on this issue. The MIddlebury Community rolled up it's sleeves to join the worldwide movement.
At 6:00pm on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 in McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104, Angela Evancie will be sharing her experience as a Compton Mentor Fellow using narrative journalism to introduce unexpected additions into to local environmental conversations.
Every year, the National Wildlife Federation compiles a list of exemplary sustainability efforts on campuses around the country. The 2010 list is out and features Weybridge House's all-local dinners!
This year's AASHE conference in Denver, CO, provided an opportunity for eight members of the College community to learn from colleagues at other institutions as well as share their experiences and stories related to sustainability in higher education.
Check out this interview with Andrew Gardner, Middlebury's head cross-country ski coach and athletic sustainability coordinator!
The College has saved more than $1 million in heating oil costs since the biomass gasification plant went into operation last year. Read more about it in this Middlebury Magazine dispatch.
Michael Nash's film exploring questions surrounding the relocation of millions of people due to climate change will be screened at 4:30 on Oct. 20 in McCullough Social Space. Nash, executive producer Pat McConathy, and Bill McKibben will discuss the film following the screening.
Sunday, 10/10: Begin your day with an energizing hour of yoga practice at 10:00 A.M., then join in environmental initiatives by the Body and Earth class and the town of Middlebury, organized with 350.org.
ThinkGreenLiveClean.com, an environmental news website run by student writers from around the country, is sponsoring the contest in an effort to showcase the most creative and innovative green ideas emerging from college campuses. Think you've got what it takes? Enter here!
The Vermont Legislature's Study Group on Biomass Energy Development toured the College's biomass gasification facility and willow test site before their July meeting.
Middlebury Magazine delves into the intricate process of creating and using about 1,500 cubic yards of compost every year.
Way to Go! is a competition that encourages commuters to use alternatives to driving alone. In both 2009 and 2010, Middlebury employees biked, walked, bussed, and carpooled their way to an honorable mention!
Middlebury Magazine's Regan Eberhart goes behind the scenes to see how the recycling center handles their busiest time of year.
Students! Help minimize waste by taking reusable items from your dorm room to the recycling center. Check out the recycling website for what to do with all the stuff you don't need anymore.
The Initiative will include investments focused on sustainability issues such as clean energy, water, climate science, and green building projects.
New fuel source derived from dairy farm and food waste could bring college close to carbon neutrality.
Middlebury recieved an EPA merit award for our accomplishments in the national Recyclemania 2010 competition, which included 3rd place in composting.
Arbor Day celebration this Friday, May 7th. Learn about the trees on campus from college horticulturalist, Tim Parsons, and plant your own tree!
Environmental Council hosted a Grants Fair to highlight the many projects funded for the 2009-2010 academic year. Nearly $25,000 was awarded to members of the Middlebury community for campus sustainability projects.
Come listen to presentations from seniors in Environmental Studies
Middlebury College alumni received awards in the 2010 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
Join Middlebury students this weekend for a clean energy bike rally, starting on the capital steps in Montpelier. Students have challenged Vermont's gubernatorial candidates to replace Vermont Yankee with renewable energy.are working to make sure that Vermont Yankee is closed down and replaced with safe and affordable clean energy.
Events this week include a film festival, the annual Margolin lecture, alumni artists, green jobs, and Middlebury Earth Hour.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced on April 15 that Middlebury College has been selected to participate in Solar Decathlon 2011, in which 20 teams of college and university students will compete to design and build an energy-efficient solar-powered house. Read more in The Campus and MiddMag.
Students and staff took on the snowy weather to engage people in a conversation about climate change at Winter Carnival.
Interactive display allows viewers to explore energy use, water use, and solar electricity production in real time.