Schumann Distinguished Scholar Bill McKibben was named one of Time Magazine's "People Who Mattered" for 2011 for his work with 350.org, particularly organizing efforts to stop the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline.
Student climate activist Abigail Borah found the spotlight this week when her surprise speech caught the world's attention.
Read the YES! Magazine article highlighting May Boeve '06.5 as one of "15 extraordinary people transforming the way we live" in recognition of her work as a founder and now executive director of 350.org.
Middlebury and other leading colleges commit a total of $65 million
to innovative energy efficiency financing initiative.
Team Middlebury College received 1st place in three of the ten Solar Decathlon contests to take 4th place overall!
The Solar Decathlon team welcomed visitors into the newly finished home on August 9th. Fortunately the Midd Mag team was there to capture the afternoon for anyone who couldn't attend the open house in person.
Sierra Magazine released their list of "America's Coolest Schools" today, and Middlebury made the top 10!
Middlebury's role as a frontrunner in sustainability efforts among colleges and universities is highlighted in this recent New York Times article.
The Solar Decathlon team has completed the four video entries—Walkthrough, Market Appeal, Engineering, and Architecture—required for the competition. View the videos here!
Watch Midd Mag's latest dispatch on the creative ways Middlebury has found to keep 95,000 square feet of astroturf out of the landfill.
On Tuesday, April 19, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced its 2011 class of members, and Bill McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, was included among them in recognition of his myriad contributions to the environmental movement.
The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest is proud to have Gary Hirshberg, CE-Yo of Stonyfield Yogurt and Middlebury parent, serve as the inaugural - Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Center. Read about the residency and Gary's recent visit to campus.
Students in Dan Brayton's Vermont Waters J-term course explored the many ways that water is an integral part of Vermont culture and history. They even got hands-on experience building traditional trapping boats. Watch MiddMag's coverage of their boat-launching ceremony.
The Arbor Day Foundation recognized Middlebury as a Tree Campus USA College for 2010 for promoting healthy management of campus forests and for engaging the community in environmental stewardship.
This year's nation-wide Recyclemania competition included a video contest asking students to share their love for recycling with others in video form. View the entry from the Ross Commons Residential Sustainability Coordinators!
The Trunk, a student-run thrift store—funded in part by and Environmental Council grant—opened its doors on February 11th to long lines of students excited to see what treasures they might find.
On February 9th, eight Middlebury seniors presented recommendations for arsenic policy that came out of their work this fall in the Environmental Studies senior seminar.
On January 31st, Middlebury submitted a comprehensive report of sustainability on campus to the Association for the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) and earned a Gold rating!
Two Middlebury students attended the 16th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP16) as "Agents of Change" with SustainUS, a nonprofit promoting sustainable development run entirely by young people from the US.