Academics and Research

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With innovative ideas from the campus community, a supportive administration, and the oldest undergraduate environmental studies program in the country, Middlebury provides an inspired and energetic atmosphere in which to explore real-world problems.

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2014 Energy use (for heating/cooling)

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Middlebury is the first higher education institute of significant size to be on track to meet its goal of carbon neutrality by 2016, and that reduction is largely due to the completion of the biomass gasification facility in 2009.

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Featured Stories

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The Power of Biomass

For more than a decade, carbon reduction has been a community-driven initiative. Middlebury is the first higher education institute of significant size to be on track to be carbon neutral in 2016.

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Organic Farming

Middlebury’s Organic Farm promotes awareness of issues surrounding food production and provides endless opportunities for instruction and hands-on learning.

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Sustainable Design

Walk across campus. Duck into a favorite building. And take a closer look. You’ll find energy efficient design, reused materials, and sustainably harvested wood all over Middlebury.

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Diane Munroe Wins Vermont Engaged Educator Award

Munroe honored for her work connecting Middlebury students and faculty with community partners around the state.

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Virtue Field House Receives LEED Gold Certification

Middlebury's expansive new sports facility has met stringent criteria set by the U.S. Green Buildings Council.

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ENVS 0401 Student Research Team Featured in “Vermont Food Systems News”

The members of the Farm-to-Plate Energy Cross-cutting Team are working with Middlebury College ENVS 401 students to explore implications of a carbon tax on the local maple industry as well as alternative fuel heating options for greenhouse season-extension in Vermont.

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Earth Day BBQ Serves Up Salmon from Middlebury Alum

This Friday the campus will celebrate Earth Day with a barbeque that is set to include salmon from Middlebury College class of 2006’s Elma Burnham.

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