Bread Loaf Inn Renovated with Sustainability in Mind

July 1, 2015

Renovations at Middlebury’s Bread Loaf Inn were recently completed in keeping with Middlebury’s dedication to sustainability, with special attention paid to increasing energy efficiency and local purchasing.

Bike Sale Raises $2720 for Middlebury Bike Shop

April 10, 2009

The Middlebury Bike Shop sold 85 abandoned bicycles at their recent bike sale, providing students, staff, and faculty with an easy and cheap way to get around campus and town.

Jocks and Treehuggers

April 3, 2009

On Tuesday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m., a panel of sports professionals and environmental advocates will participate in a discussion at Middlebury College titled "Jocks and Treehuggers: Pro Athletes on Sustainability." The event is free and open to the public and will take place in Room 216 of McCardell Bicentennial Hall, located on Bicentennial Way off College Street (Route 125).

Power Shift Video

March 30, 2009

Hear what students have to say about their trip down to D.C. for Power Shift 09, where they joined thousands of college students to push congress to pursue a green economy and address climate change.

Power Strip: How much can you take off?

March 19, 2009

Sign up to compete in teams of five to reduce electricity use in your dorm rooms. Each team member gets a Power Strip Kit with a meter to track their electricity use and tools for conserving electricity. Teams participate for two weeks to measure the electricity they currently use and the amount they conserve. How much can you take off?

Power Shift 2009

February 26, 2009

Middlebury students  joined thousands of young climate activists in Washington D.C. this past weekend for Power Shift. Participants held a rally on the capital steps and met with elected officials from all 50 states, urging congress to support renewable, clean energy and other initiatives to address climate change. With over 190 students attending, Middlebury had one of the largest groups of students from any school in the nation.

Launch of New Biomass Plant

February 5, 2009

Bill McKibben will speak Feb. 19 at the launch of the College's biomass gasification plant. Join Middlebury in recognizing a key milestone on the way to carbon neutrality. The biomass plant will reduce our carbon footprint by 40% and switch half of our campus heating and cooling from fuel oil to a local, renewable resource.

Firefly

January 14, 2009

Art, science, and nature merge together at the first installation of Firefly, an environmental art project where you can see wind blowing. Each small turbine powers an LED light that glows according to the intensity of the wind. At night, with many of these fireflies sprinkled over the landscape, the flowing patterns of the wind emerge. This week there will be three different evening installations, Thursday 1/15, Friday 1/16, and Saturday 1/17.

Bike Week 2008

October 27, 2008 – Bike Week, which runs from Oct. 27-31, was organized by Middlebury College senior Will Drucker. His goal is to have a fun community gathering and to raise awareness about reducing carbon emissions. This week's events culminate with the Halloween Bike Ride in which community members of all ages, both from the college and from the town, will ride 7.5 miles starting at Twilight Hall.                        
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Carbon Neutrality Update- Oct. 2008

October 15, 2008 – Middlebury College set the goal to be Carbon Neutral by 2016.  Read the Oct. 15 update to find out what is being done to achieve this goal, including updates on the biomass plant, willow project, solar and wind energy, and the MSIWIG implementation teams.

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