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The R/V Folger, Middlebury College’s new research vessel, is home on Lake Champlain

October 24, 2012

On Saturday, October 20th, the R/V Folger was officially dedicated during a celebration at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes. Before arriving home to Lake Champlain in early September, the research vessel encountered an invasive species, the spiny water flea, which prompted a cleaning of the boat and a demonstration of environmental stewardship.

Van Jones inspires at VNRC 50th Anniversary

September 25, 2012

Last Saturday, Middlebury students, faculty, and staff attended the celebration at Shelburne Farms which featured Van Jones, president and cofounder of Rebuild a Dream, as the keynote speaker. Following Jone’s inspirational and energizing speech, he answered questions prepared by Middlebury students in Professor Jon Isham’s first year seminar, ”Social Entrepreneurship and Social Justice”.

Welcoming the Carbon-Neutral Class

September 18, 2012

How do you explain carbon neutrality to a group of first-years? Cue the carbon-shredding sharks, of course! Following an orientation barbecue for the class of 2016, the Sustainability Office hosted the first Carbon Neutrality Dessert Social, a creative effort to get new students engaged in campus sustainability initiatives.

Louis Bacon ’79 To Donate Historic Conservation Easement in Colorado

August 2, 2012

Hedge-fund manager and philanthropist Louis Bacon ’79 has offered to place 90,000 acres of land in a conservation easement to help create the Sangre de Cristo Conservation Area in southern Colorado. It is the largest single conservation easement ever made to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Hilary Platt '12.5 selected as Focus the Nation delegate

May 22, 2012

Hilary Platt '12.5 has been selected as one of the nation's top rising young leaders in the clean energy sector by national organization Focus the Nation. Twenty students from across the country have been selected for their dedication, passion, and unique contribution to increasing clean energy in America. They will meet for one week on Oregon's Mt. Hood at the ReCharge! Retreat. 

Alumnae receive Vermont Law School Scholarships

May 16, 2012

Marie Horbar ’09 and Nora Greenglass ’03 are the first recipients of full scholarships to Vermont Law School, part of a new program that also guarantees admission to VLS for qualified Middlebury alumni. 

Jack Byrne on Vermont Edition's Green Campus episode

February 17, 2012

Middlebury Sustainability Director, Jack Byrne, spoke with VRP's Jane Lindholm and sustainability officers from several Vermont schools on the Green Campus episode of Vermont Edition. Listen to the broadcast here.

A Voice Heard ’Round the World

January 19, 2012

MiddMag interviews junior Abigail Borah about her experience at the UN climate talks in Durban, South Africa. Watch the video here.

Middlebury College installs solar farm

January 16, 2012

Middlebury College will soon expand its renewable energy portfolio when it installs 34 photovoltaic solar power collectors on the open swathe of 1.5-acre college land off Route 125, between McCardell Bicentennial Hall and the college organic garden.

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