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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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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Interdisciplinary Community-Connected Capstone Courses: A Model for Engaging Undergraduates with Public Policy

Middlebury College offers an interdisciplinary community-connected research practicum as the capstone for its undergraduate major in environmental studies. Each semester students engage with environmental challenges that are explicitly designed to welcome a range of natural science, social science, and humanities perspectives.

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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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