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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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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Oct 15

One, Two, Tree: Capitalizing Environmental Benefit in Urban Design

Susannah Drake is the principal architect of dlandstudio in Brooklyn, a firm that works on the intersection of architecture, landscape design, and sustainability ...

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Oct 26

Moving the Mega-cruise Ship of Modernity: Community Agriculture and Cultural Change

Montana farmer & educator Josh Slotnick will discuss how Community Agriculture emphasizes intention, and puts a focus on the care of specific people and places ...

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