Middlebury Sustainability News
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.
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).
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.
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?
Eco-friendly truck hauls people and equipment trailer. With the help of an environmental grant, the Nordic ski team had their truck converted to run on waste vegetable oil.
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.