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
Matthew Sommerville and Leda Smith Sommerville, both '02, have been working with Blue Ventures marine conservation organization since it's inception in 2003. Blue Ventures is now a finalist in the BBC's World Challenge for their work helping communities in Madagascar manage fisheries in an economically and ecologically sustainable way. Click the link above to read more about the work of Blue Ventures and to vote for them in the Wold Challenge!
At 6:00pm on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 in McCardell Bicentennial Hall 104, Angela Evancie will be sharing her experience as a Compton Mentor Fellow using narrative journalism to introduce unexpected additions into to local environmental conversations.
The College has saved more than $1 million in heating oil costs since the biomass gasification plant went into operation last year. Read more about it in this Middlebury Magazine dispatch.
This year's AASHE conference in Denver, CO, provided an opportunity for eight members of the College community to learn from colleagues at other institutions as well as share their experiences and stories related to sustainability in higher education.
Michael Nash's film exploring questions surrounding the relocation of millions of people due to climate change will be screened at 4:30 on Oct. 20 in McCullough Social Space. Nash, executive producer Pat McConathy, and Bill McKibben will discuss the film following the screening.
The Middlebury College community embraced 350.org's Global Work Party, hosted numerous events on campus and in town. The day's goal was to get to work on projects to combat climate change in order to show politicians around the world that it is time to take action on this issue. The MIddlebury Community rolled up it's sleeves to join the worldwide movement.
Sunday, 10/10: Begin your day with an energizing hour of yoga practice at 10:00 A.M., then join in environmental initiatives by the Body and Earth class and the town of Middlebury, organized with 350.org.
ThinkGreenLiveClean.com, an environmental news website run by student writers from around the country, is sponsoring the contest in an effort to showcase the most creative and innovative green ideas emerging from college campuses. Think you've got what it takes? Enter here!
The Vermont Legislature's Study Group on Biomass Energy Development toured the College's biomass gasification facility and willow test site before their July meeting.
Check out this interview with Andrew Gardner, Middlebury's head cross-country ski coach and athletic sustainability coordinator!