Middlebury Institute Continues Push Toward Carbon Neutrality

Posted on March 31, 2017

As Earth Week approaches, the Middlebury Institute’s Sustainability Council is marking fresh milestones on the campus’ path to carbon neutrality, with campuswide carbon emissions now half what they were a decade ago.

Students Help Design Native Rain Garden

Posted on November 23, 2016

Students Morgan Raith '16.5 and Sage Taber '16, along with campus horticulturalist Tim Parsons, designed and installed a native rain garden outside of the Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest to help with stormwater management.

Middlebury named winner of Charles HW Foster Award for Bread Loaf land conservation

Posted on May 3, 2016

Middlebury College has been named winner of the inaugural Charles H.W. Foster Award for Exemplary Academic Leadership in Land Conservation, presented by Academics for Land Protection in New England (ALPINE), a program of Harvard University’s Harvard Forest.

Bill McKibben Calls in From Paris

Posted on December 2, 2015

Students, faculty, staff and community members at Middlebury College and Colby College joined Middlebury Schumann Distinguished Scholar Bill McKibben this afternoon on a live video call from the 21st Conference of the Parties in Paris, France.

Honoring the Natural Value of our Forests

Posted on November 16, 2015

A century has passed since Middlebury philanthropist Joseph Battell bequeathed some 35,000 acres of mostly forested land to Middlebury College upon his death in 1915. 

<p>Carson Peacock, Field Hockey, demonstrates gleeful composting on the bus</p>

Green Panthers Take Perfect Sort Challenge on the Road

Posted on November 13, 2015

The Green Panther Challenge, a new effort to engage student athletes and their fans on sustainability issues, is hitting the road this weekend as Field Hockey, Cross Country and Football all head off campus.

First Green Panther Challenge Perfect Sort Gameday a Success

Posted on October 20, 2015

The Green Panther Challenge hosted its first Perfect Sort Gameday at Saturday's Homecoming football game. Student athlete volunteers helped fans properly sort waste into recycling, compost and landfill bins.

Interview with Mez Baker-Médard

May 14, 2015

Meet Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Merrill “Mez” Baker-Médard and hear about her research and thoughts on the future of the Environmental Studies program. 

Power to the Students

May 14, 2015

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

Irene impact researched three years later

December 16, 2014

Five Environmental Studies students at Middlebury College recently researched the effects of global climate shifts on public mental health for Vermont's Department of Health.

Middlebury Signs on to Real Food Challenge

December 15, 2014

Middlebury pledged that by 2016, 30 percent of food purchased for Dining Services will meet RFC criteria, including: local (within 150 miles), ecologically sound, fair working conditions, and humane animal treatment.

350.org's rise from Middlebury College

November 7, 2014

How a group of motivated Middlebury students co-founded 350.org with Middlebury College Schumann Distinguished Scholar Bill McKibben.

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