Middlebury Sustainability News


Power Strip: How much can you take off? is a new electricity competition that uses kilowatt meters to provide real-time electricity data, giving participants information needed to reduce electricity in their specific situations.


Green mission statement has coaches, athletes and administrators helping College reach goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2016


With support from the David S. Stone '74 Tree House Fund, Middlebury student Molly Lohman created a community art project, Bikes, Recycled.


Society for College and University Planning and Boston Society of Architects recognize facility


Funds from Middlebury's new student parking fee will be used to support carbon reduction efforts to help the campus reach carbon neutrality by 2016.


Middlebury students from the Sunday Night Group baked a giant cake to celebrate Earth Day. This enormous cake was made from 12 sheet cakes and decorated with 4 big tubs of frosting!


Middlebury College will host a global climate change workshop sponsored by the Henry Luce Foundation titled Getting to 350: Building Strategies for 21st Century Aspirations the weekend of May 1-3. NASA climatologist James Hansen will give the keynote address, via live video feed.


Middlebury College in Vermont has been honored by National Wildlife Federation as a winner in the annual competition Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming. This award program honors U.S. schools that are advancing creative solutions to global warming on their campuses. Middlebury is one of eight winning schools that were chosen from a national pool of entries.

Sign up to watch the Chill Out webcast featuring Middlebury College and many other colleges who are providing real examples of how to cut carbon.


Two Middlebury student videos will be featured on the pilot episode of Planet Forward, a new show on PBS addressing climate change and energy. To highlight Middlebury student involvement, the Film and Media Culture department is hosting a screening Wednesday, April 15 in Dana Auditorium at 7:45pm.  After the show, other Middlbury-produced videos will be shown, followed by a panel discussion with student video producers, Film & Media Culture professor Jason Mittell and Environmental Studies professor Jon Isham.


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.