In the wake of a second panel on divestment and looking towards a decision from trustees on May 9th, a Middlebury College student launched this video, in which 18 professors urge Middlebury to commit to fossil-fuel divestment and invite the college community to be part of the movement.
Middlebury Sustainability News
On Tuesday, April 19, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced its 2011 class of members, and Bill McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, was included among them in recognition of his myriad contributions to the environmental movement.
The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest is proud to have Gary Hirshberg, CE-Yo of Stonyfield Yogurt and Middlebury parent, serve as the inaugural - Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Center. Read about the residency and Gary's recent visit to campus.
Students in Dan Brayton's Vermont Waters J-term course explored the many ways that water is an integral part of Vermont culture and history. They even got hands-on experience building traditional trapping boats. Watch MiddMag's coverage of their boat-launching ceremony.
This year's nation-wide Recyclemania competition included a video contest asking students to share their love for recycling with others in video form. View the entry from the Ross Commons Residential Sustainability Coordinators!
The Trunk, a student-run thrift store—funded in part by and Environmental Council grant—opened its doors on February 11th to long lines of students excited to see what treasures they might find.
On February 9th, eight Middlebury seniors presented recommendations for arsenic policy that came out of their work this fall in the Environmental Studies senior seminar.
On January 31st, Middlebury submitted a comprehensive report of sustainability on campus to the Association for the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) and earned a Gold rating!
Every year, the National Wildlife Federation compiles a list of exemplary sustainability efforts on campuses around the country. The 2010 list is out and features Weybridge House's all-local dinners!
Middlebury College owns about 3,000 computers, and Middlebury Magazine reporter Robert Keren wondered where they go when their days are done...