Help Us Lose a Few Pounds

Help Us Lose a Few Pounds

September 30, 2006

Sixty-three students took us up on the offer below which we made to all incoming students for the '06-'07 school year. Our thanks to them and their families for their participation!

Each individual at Middlebury is responsible for a small part of the college's total CO2 emissions. We all enjoy hot showers, heated dorm rooms, electricity, and college transportation provided at the cost of burning over 2.2 million gallons of oil each year. Several Midd sports teams, students and faculty and staff have been voluntarily purchasing new renewable energy to offset the CO2 emissions related to their events and travel.

We are asking you to fight climate change by purchasing new renewable energy to offset the global warming impact of your student's energy use at Middlebury.

Offsetting your student's 3 tons of CO2 per year costs only $36 through NativeEnergy ( of Vermont. You can choose where your offsets come from: Native American owned wind power or family farm methane digesters projects that create electricity from cow manure. By purchasing new renewable energy, you are increasing its production, reducing greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning,and helping the college meet its CO2 reduction goals. You will also receive a certificate and a pint of Ben & Jerry's ice cream!

For more information contact: Jack Byrne, Campus Sustainability Coordinator, email: , tel: 802-443-5043