An update on Middlebury's progress towards our goal of carbon neutrality by 2016. With nearly half of our carbon footprint eliminated by converting to biomass, we are looking into several options for becoming fully carbon neutral.
Two new professors of international environmental policy will join the Middlebury faculty in Fall 2011, reflecting growing student interest in environmental issues around the world.
By visiting and "liking" the Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest's new facebook page you can keep up with news about everything environmental in the Middlebury community from student projects to operational improvements on campus to interesting work by alums. We also encourage you to use the page as a way to share information with us and with other members of our community.
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.