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Got a green idea?

Posted on December 8, 2009

Apply for an Environmental Council sustainability grant for up to $2500. Preference will be given to proposals that address issues related to transportation alternatives, and food and dining, but all proposals are welcome.

Ron Liebowitz one of Time Magazine's '10 Best College Presidents'

Posted on November 13, 2009

Middlebury's president recognized for encouraging sustainability, including commitment to carbon neutrality by 2016.

Photo from past 350 action that Middlebury students helped organize in Ladakh, India.

Middlebury students organize global climate actions with

Posted on October 21, 2009

Students partner with town of Middlebury for 350-dish potluck, as part of International Day of Climate Action.

Middlebury senior earns national environmental award [video]

Posted on October 14, 2009

Sierra Crane-Murdoch recognized for efforts with Power Past Coal

'Sustainability Report Card' gives Middlebury high marks

Posted on October 8, 2009

Middlebury College is one of 26 institutions in the United States and Canada to be selected as an "Overall College Sustainability Leader" in the 2010 edition of the College Sustainability Report Card.

First-Year Counselors take a sustainable trek across campus

Posted on October 1, 2009

Students tour Middlebury's green buildings, renewable energy projects, the organic garden, and the recycling center.

photo credit Trent Campbell

Greening Athletics

Posted on September 28, 2009

Middlebury Nordic Ski Coach, Hockey player, and Director of the Sustainability Integration Office, presented at a national conference on sustainability in higher-ed.

Jack Byrne (far left) listens to Sen. Sanders (right) describe the potential for carbon reduction to create millions of good paying jobs.

Middlebury testifies at green jobs hearing chaired by Sen. Sanders

Posted on September 25, 2009

Jack Byrne, director of Middlebury's sustainability integration office, joined renewable energy experts from Vermont to testify at a US senate field hearing in Montpelier on renewable energy.

Bees from organic garden offer sweet learning opportunity [video]

Posted on September 23, 2009

Students harvest honey at the college organic garden

"No-Mow" zones help college trim costs and carbon [Video]

Posted on July 24, 2009

Meadows sprout where once trimmed grass grew.

Environmental Council funds creative projects to expand sustainability

Posted on June 12, 2009

Students, faculty, and staff received grants from the Environmental Council. This academic year, the EC awarded nearly $18,000 to 17 different projects.

Middlebury awards Fellowships in Environmental Journalism for 2009

Posted on June 10, 2009

Winning proposals include walking the Ganges and assessing Cuba's environmental legacy

Team Green had the greatest percent reduction with 88.83%

Campus competition encourages electricity conservation using kilowatt meters

Posted on June 9, 2009

Power Strip: How much can you take off? is a new electricity competition that uses kilowatt meters to provide real-time electricity data, giving participants information needed to reduce electricity in their specific situations.

Middlebury athletics department works to promote sustainable culture

Posted on June 9, 2009

Green mission statement has coaches, athletes and administrators helping College reach goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2016

Molly Lohman '09 created and organized the project Bikes, Recycled.

Student uses grant for community art project with recycled bicycles

Posted on June 8, 2009

With support from the David S. Stone '74 Tree House Fund, Middlebury student Molly Lohman created a community art project, Bikes, Recycled.

Middlebury's Axinn Center at Starr Library wins awards for sustainable design

Posted on June 1, 2009

Society for College and University Planning and Boston Society of Architects recognize facility

New student parking fee to support carbon reduction initiatives

Posted on May 19, 2009

Funds from Middlebury's new student parking fee will be used to support carbon reduction efforts to help the campus reach carbon neutrality by 2016.

Earth Day celebration, tasty success

Posted on April 23, 2009

Middlebury students from the Sunday Night Group baked a giant cake to celebrate Earth Day. This enormous cake was made from 12 sheet cakes and decorated with 4 big tubs of frosting!

Climate change workshop May 1-3

Posted on April 23, 2009

Middlebury College will host a global climate change workshop sponsored by the Henry Luce Foundation titled Getting to 350: Building Strategies for 21st Century Aspirations the weekend of May 1-3. NASA climatologist James Hansen will give the keynote address, via live video feed.

Chill Out webcast highlights colleges addressing climate change on campus

Posted on April 14, 2009

Middlebury College in Vermont has been honored by National Wildlife Federation as a winner in the annual competition Chill Out: Campus Solutions to Global Warming. This award program honors U.S. schools that are advancing creative solutions to global warming on their campuses. Middlebury is one of eight winning schools that were chosen from a national pool of entries.

Sign up to watch the Chill Out webcast featuring Middlebury College and many other colleges who are providing real examples of how to cut carbon.

Middlebury student videos on PBS April 15

Posted on April 13, 2009

Two Middlebury student videos will be featured on the pilot episode of Planet Forward, a new show on PBS addressing climate change and energy. To highlight Middlebury student involvement, the Film and Media Culture department is hosting a screening Wednesday, April 15 in Dana Auditorium at 7:45pm.  After the show, other Middlbury-produced videos will be shown, followed by a panel discussion with student video producers, Film & Media Culture professor Jason Mittell and Environmental Studies professor Jon Isham.

Students, faculty, and staff hunt for a great deal at the Middlebury College Bike Shop bike sale. Abandoned bicycles collected on campus by Public Safety were sold to raise money to keep the Bike Shop open and buy more supplies.

Bike Sale Raises $2720 for Middlebury Bike Shop

Posted on April 10, 2009

The Middlebury Bike Shop sold 85 abandoned bicycles at their recent bike sale, providing students, staff, and faculty with an easy and cheap way to get around campus and town.

Jocks and Treehuggers

Posted on April 3, 2009

On Tuesday, April 7, at 6:30 p.m., a panel of sports professionals and environmental advocates will participate in a discussion at Middlebury College titled "Jocks and Treehuggers: Pro Athletes on Sustainability." The event is free and open to the public and will take place in Room 216 of McCardell Bicentennial Hall, located on Bicentennial Way off College Street (Route 125).

Power Shift Video

Posted on March 30, 2009

Hear what students have to say about their trip down to D.C. for Power Shift 09, where they joined thousands of college students to push congress to pursue a green economy and address climate change.

Power Strip: How much can you take off?

Posted on March 19, 2009

Sign up to compete in teams of five to reduce electricity use in your dorm rooms. Each team member gets a Power Strip Kit with a meter to track their electricity use and tools for conserving electricity. Teams participate for two weeks to measure the electricity they currently use and the amount they conserve. How much can you take off?

Middlebury Nordic ski team looks to veggie oil for a greener ride [video]

Posted on March 6, 2009

Eco-friendly truck hauls people and equipment trailer. With the help of an environmental grant, the Nordic ski team had their truck converted to run on waste vegetable oil.

Power Shift 2009

Posted on February 26, 2009

Middlebury students  joined thousands of young climate activists in Washington D.C. this past weekend for Power Shift. Participants held a rally on the capital steps and met with elected officials from all 50 states, urging congress to support renewable, clean energy and other initiatives to address climate change. With over 190 students attending, Middlebury had one of the largest groups of students from any school in the nation.

Launch of New Biomass Plant

Posted on February 5, 2009

Bill McKibben will speak Feb. 19 at the launch of the College's biomass gasification plant. Join Middlebury in recognizing a key milestone on the way to carbon neutrality. The biomass plant will reduce our carbon footprint by 40% and switch half of our campus heating and cooling from fuel oil to a local, renewable resource.


Posted on January 14, 2009

Art, science, and nature merge together at the first installation of Firefly, an environmental art project where you can see wind blowing. Each small turbine powers an LED light that glows according to the intensity of the wind. At night, with many of these fireflies sprinkled over the landscape, the flowing patterns of the wind emerge. This week there will be three different evening installations, Thursday 1/15, Friday 1/16, and Saturday 1/17.