Student disrupts U.N. climate proceedings with impassioned speech

Posted on December 9, 2011

Student climate activist Abigail Borah found the spotlight this week when her surprise speech caught the world's attention.

Bill McKibben one of Time Magazine's "People Who Mattered" for 2011

Posted on December 15, 2011

Schumann Distinguished Scholar Bill McKibben was named one of Time Magazine's "People Who Mattered" for 2011 for his work with, particularly organizing efforts to stop the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline.

May Boeve '06.5 featured in YES! Magazine.

Posted on November 30, 2011

Read the YES! Magazine article highlighting May Boeve '06.5 as one of "15 extraordinary people transforming the way we live" in recognition of her work as a founder and now executive director of

Middlebury joins launch of $1 billion ‘Green Challenge’

Posted on October 11, 2011

Middlebury and other leading colleges commit a total of $65 million
to innovative energy efficiency financing initiative.

Solar Decathlon team finishes in fourth place overall

Posted on October 1, 2011

Team Middlebury College received 1st place in three of the ten Solar Decathlon contests to take 4th place overall!

Solar Decathlon Team Says "Come On In!"

Posted on August 12, 2011

The Solar Decathlon team welcomed visitors into the newly finished home on August 9th. Fortunately the Midd Mag team was there to capture the afternoon for anyone who couldn't attend the open house in person.

Midd named a Top 10 Cool School by Sierra Magazine

Posted on August 16, 2011

Sierra Magazine released their list of "America's Coolest Schools" today, and Middlebury made the top 10!

Midd Featured in NY Times Article About Sustainability in Higher Ed.

Posted on August 15, 2011

Middlebury's role as a frontrunner in sustainability efforts among colleges and universities is highlighted in this recent New York Times article.

Rolling Out the Green Carpet

Posted on July 20, 2011

Watch Midd Mag's latest dispatch on the creative ways Middlebury has found to keep 95,000 square feet of astroturf out of the landfill.

Schumann Distinguished Scholar Bill McKibben.
Photo: Nancie Battaglia

Bill McKibben named to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Posted on April 28, 2011

On Tuesday, April 19, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced its 2011 class of members, and Bill McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, was included among them in recognition of his myriad contributions to the environmental movement.

Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest’s first Entrepreneur-in-Residence

Posted on March 17, 2011

The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest is proud to have Gary Hirshberg, CE-Yo of Stonyfield Yogurt and Middlebury parent, serve as the inaugural - Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Center. Read about the residency and Gary's recent visit to campus.

MiddMag explores boat building J-term class

Posted on March 16, 2011

Students in Dan Brayton's Vermont Waters J-term course explored the many ways that water is an integral part of Vermont culture and history. They even got hands-on experience building traditional trapping boats. Watch MiddMag's coverage of their boat-launching ceremony.

Middlebury recognized as Tree Campus USA

Posted on March 2, 2011

The Arbor Day Foundation recognized Middlebury as a Tree Campus USA College for 2010 for promoting healthy management of campus forests and for engaging the community in environmental stewardship.

Ross RSCs enter the Recyclemania video competition

Posted on February 28, 2011

This year's nation-wide Recyclemania competition included a video contest asking students to share their love for recycling with others in video form. View the entry from the Ross Commons Residential Sustainability Coordinators!

Student-run thrift store opening draws large crowd

Posted on February 18, 2011

The Trunk, a student-run thrift store—funded in part by and Environmental Council grant—opened its doors on February 11th to long lines of students excited to see what treasures they might find.

ES students push for arsenic legislation

Posted on February 16, 2011

On February 9th, eight Middlebury seniors presented recommendations for arsenic policy that came out of their work this fall in the Environmental Studies senior seminar.

Midd earns Gold rating in sustainability assessment

Posted on February 15, 2011

On January 31st, Middlebury submitted a comprehensive report of sustainability on campus to the Association for the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) and earned a Gold rating!

Middlebury Students gain hands-on experience at climate talks in Cancun

Posted on January 10, 2011

Two Middlebury students attended the 16th Conference of Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP16) as "Agents of Change" with SustainUS, a nonprofit promoting sustainable development run entirely by young people from the US.