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

Featured Stories

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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All News

Faculty Stories: Steve Trombulak [video]

In a series of short videos, faculty members describe the winding paths that led them to Middlebury.

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Bread Loaf Inn Renovated with Sustainability in Mind

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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Middlebury Recycling Center Named in Honor of Former Treasurer David Ginevan

Ginevan was an early believer in the value of a recyling center, which now diverts more than 60 percent of campus waste.

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Power to the Students

A student-led winter-term course explored a redesign of the campus using microgrids, adaptive ways of wiring and powering communities.

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All events

Oct 07

Campus Tree Tour and Tree Planting

Meet on the front porch of the Franklin Environmental Center (FEC) for the very popular and interesting Campus Tree Tour led by Middlebury horticulturalist ...

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Oct 08

Garden: Dance by Tzveta Kassabova

This large-scale, site-specific installation celebrates the passage of knowledge, experience and hope from one generation to another. By slowly criss-crossing colorful oversized ribbons within an expansive environment, the performers alter the color ...

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Oct 09

Keynote Conversation - Environmental Studies at 50: What’s Next?

Moderated by Bill McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury with guests ...

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Oct 09

World Cafe: Our Environment, Our Future

An Inclusive Group Dialogue for Students, Staff, Faculty and Guests

In a café setting, we will build upon the ideas expressed in the keynote address and panel to explore questions that matter to our community ...

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