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Interview with Mez Baker-Médard

May 14, 2015

Meet Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Merrill “Mez” Baker-Médard and hear about her research and thoughts on the future of the Environmental Studies program. 

Power to the Students

May 14, 2015

A student-led winter-term course explored a redesign of the campus using microgrids, adaptive ways of wiring and powering communities.

Middlebury Sustainability News

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. 

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