A Greener Game Day

Posted on December 2, 2013

NCAA Champion magazine highlights Middlebury's green initiatives in athletics. 

Students Seek to Reduce Waste

Posted on October 2, 2013

Middlebury students launch the waste reduction and data collection project, “Weigh the Waste.”

MiddView Does Green

Posted on February 6, 2014

While MiddView encouraged the Class of 2017 to explore, connect, create, the Office of Sustainability Integration (OSI) relayed a seemingly contradictory message—be negative. This did not imply a shift in attitudes, but instead carbon emissions.

Middlebury, Orion Magazine to Launch Environmental Writers' Conference

Posted on December 19, 2013

The new conference will be modeled after Bread Loaf, and will feature Rick Bass, Jane Brox and other renowned writers.

Middlebury Receives EPA Food Waste Recycling Regional Achievement Award

Posted on May 14, 2014

In honor of America Recycles Day, 12 organizations in three New England states received regional achievement awards from the EPA.

Middlebury College Statement on Divestment

Posted on August 28, 2013

President Ronald D. Liebowitz sent the following statement to the college community on August 28, 2013.

Middlebury Recognized for Environmental Practices and Education

Posted on August 7, 2013

Middlebury is one of 22 colleges named to the Princeton Review’s 2014 Green Honor Roll.

Middlebury to Launch School of the Environment in 2014

Posted on July 29, 2013

Six-week credit-bearing program will emphasize leadership skills and innovative problem solving.

Midd Alum Speaks about Profit as Sustainability

Posted on November 11, 2013

Pier LaFarge ’10.5, Co-Founder and CEO of Spark, spoke about sustainability and entrepreneurship as part of the Center for Social Entrepreneurship Fall Speaker Series. 

Middlebury Students Attend C2C Fellows Workshop

Posted on May 14, 2014

Four Middlebury students traveled to Bentley University in Boston to take part in leadership training through the Bard Center for International Policy's C2C Fellows Network.

Middlebury represented at the 2013 National Sustainability Conference

Posted on May 14, 2014

Three representatives from the Middlebury College community participated in this year’s Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Conference and Expo in Nashville, TN.

What is the potential for graphic novels to engage and educate readers?

Posted on March 11, 2013

This September every incoming freshman received a copy of the Sustainability Integration Office's first graphic novel publication, 'Super Sustainability: The Road to Neutral'. The office is currently soliciting feedback on the project and evaluating its capacity to engage and educate readers about sustainability initiatives.

<p>Gillian Lui '13, Maya von Wodtke ’13, and Lauren Yang ’13</p>

Middlebury students present Sustainable Study Abroad Grant projects

Posted on April 23, 2013

On Monday, Sustainable Study Abroad Grant recipients from Spring 2012, including Gillian Lui ’13, Maya von Wodtke ’13, and Lauren Yang ’13, presented their projects at the Rohatyn Center for International Affairs.

Middlebury Finishes 8th in Solar Decathlon

Posted on May 14, 2014

Congratulations to Team Middlebury!

Middlebury Recycles the Bubble

Posted on October 2, 2013

As part of the new field house construction, the Bubble has been removed and sent to Castleton State College for reuse.

Meet Middlebury Summer Interns

Posted on July 11, 2013

The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest is buzzing with student interns working on environmental initiatives on campus this summer. Check back in every week to learn more about their projects and interests.

Middlebury Environmental Journalism Program Selects Fellows

Posted on June 13, 2013

This year’s stories include hydro-fracking and water consumption in China, and the link between climate change and terrorism in Nigeria.

Middlebury College Wins 2013 Climate Leadership Award

Posted on June 10, 2013

Middlebury College has been selected to receive a 2013 Climate Leadership Award by Second Nature, a Boston-based national nonprofit.

Middlebury Professors Help Build the Divestment Movement

Posted on October 2, 2013

In the wake of a second panel on divestment and looking towards a decision from trustees on May 9th, a Middlebury College student launched this video, in which 18 professors urge Middlebury to commit to fossil-fuel divestment and invite the college community to be part of the movement.  

Middlebury College Recognized Among Sustainability Leaders in Higher Education by Second Nature’s Climate Leadership Awards

Posted on October 2, 2013

Middlebury College is a finalist in Second Nature’s Climate Leadership Awards and is vying for a top spot in the video voting competition sponsored by Second Nature and Planet Forward. Show your support for Middlebury's climate commitment by voting for its video submission.

Panel weighs costs, benefits of divestment (story & video)

Posted on January 24, 2013

The debate over fossil-fuel divestment took a spirited turn on the Middlebury College campus Tuesday evening as proponents and skeptics traded evidence and impassioned arguments for and against selling off endowment investments in the oil, coal and gas industries.

Bill McKibben awarded 2012 Vermonter of the Year

Posted on January 17, 2013

The Burlington Free Press awarded Bill McKibben - author, activist, and Schumann Scholar at Middlebury College- 2012 Vermonter of the Year. McKibben continues to inspire members of the local community by kicking off 2013 with several speaking events at Middlebury College this January.

Middlebury to Consider Fossil Fuel Divestment

Posted on January 15, 2013

The Nation blog, Extra Credit, featuring campus oriented news, published this article focusing on divestment efforts at Middlebury College written by current students, Bronwyn Oatley and Kelsey Collins.


Middlebury Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship and Social Justice

Posted on January 30, 2013

Middlebury hosted the second annual Symposium on Social Entrepreneurship, an event organized by the Center for Social Entrepreneurship and co-sponsored by the Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest. 

CEO of World's Largest Conservation Organization Urges Students to Invest in Nature

Posted on February 21, 2013

During his visit as Middlebury’s 2013 Environmentalist in Residence, Mark Tercek, leader of the world's largest conservation organization, encouraged Middlebury students to bridge longstanding business-environmentalist divides. 

Street Smarts

Posted on August 1, 2013

What keeps residents driving around town instead of biking or walking to school, work, and errands? What could change those habits? Four environmental studies (ES) seniors spent a semester looking for answers by getting to know the people, traffic lights, and crosswalks of the City of Vergennes, VT.

Hope and (Climate) Change

Posted on August 1, 2013

In last week's Environmental Studies Colloquium lecture entitled, “Change We Can Believe In?” Christopher McGrory Klyza, the Stafford Professor in Public Policy and professor of political science and environmental studies, parsed President Obama’s environmental record for progress, setbacks, and possible future action.