Middlebury Sustainability News

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. 

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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.

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