Middlebury Signs on to Real Food Challenge

Posted on 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.

Irene impact researched three years later

Posted on 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.

You’ve gotta love ‘em

Posted on July 7, 2014

Elizabeth Courtney, co-author of Greening Vermont: The Search for a Sustainable State, reflects on her work with Middlebury students in last spring's Environmental Studies Senior Seminar.

Food And Farming Consortium's Pilot Course Will Sample From College Programs

Posted on October 12, 2014

Middlebury is participating in a new, collaborative summer class about Vermont's food system.

Laurie L. Patton Meets the Middlebury Community

Posted on February 5, 2015

On November 18, the Middlebury community welcomed President elect Laurie Patton. A video by Benjamin Savard '14 captures the sentiment of that day.

Middlebury College’s Historic Bread Loaf Campus to Be Conserved in Perpetuity

Posted on November 12, 2014

2,100 acres on the Bread Loaf Campus will be conserved in perpetuity thanks to a new endowment established by Louis Bacon ’79 and the College.

350.org's rise from Middlebury College

Posted on November 7, 2014

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

What A Middlebury Professor Learned About Life From Fishing

Posted on November 3, 2014

Middlebury College Professor and Environmental Studies Affiliate Matthew Dickerson recently published a book about fly fishing, Appalachia, and a love for the water.

Middlebury Alum Puts Solar Decathlon Experience to Good Use

Posted on October 31, 2014

Middlebury alum Cordelia Newbury '13 worked on the 2011 and 2013 Solar Decathlon competitions. See how these experiences inspired her professional life after Middlebury.

Bill McKibben Wins 'Alternative Nobel' Award

Posted on September 29, 2014

Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury Bill McKibben has won the 2014 Right Livelihood Award for "mobilizing growing popular support in the U.S.A. and around the world for strong action to counter the threat of global climate change."

From Microgrids to Real Food: 2014-15 Environmental Council Convenes

Posted on September 23, 2014

For the 2014 - 2015 academic year, the Environmental Council will focus on three topics: feasibility of a campus microgrid, real food, and environmental social governance / sustainability assessment priorities.

Franklin Environmental Center Welcomes New Students

Posted on September 8, 2014

The Office of Sustainability Integration hosted a series of events during first year orientation to welcome students, introduce them to sustainability projects on campus, and inform them about how they can get involved.

 

College Installs Green Roof on Squash Court

Posted on August 25, 2014

A living, planted roof system was installed this week atop Middlebury College’s new Squash Center. The “green roof” is the second installed by the College—the first was planted on top of Atwater Dining Hall in 2004.

South Ridge Solar Project Opens

Posted on August 8, 2014

On August 6, Governor Peter Shumlin cut the ribbon on the South Ridge Solar facility, the first completed 500 kW solar net metering project in Vermont. The project is providing power to Middlebury College as part of the institution's commitment to become carbon neutral.

 

Professor Rebecca Gould on VPR

Posted on August 1, 2014

Rebecca Gould, senior lecturer in Environmental Studies and author of At Home in Nature, recently spoke to Vermont Public Radio’s Vermont Edition about homesteading and the back-to-the-land movement.

 

 

Middlebury to Host U.S. Energy Secretary and Congressional Delegation at Energy Summit

Posted on May 14, 2014

Secretary Ernest Moniz, Vermont's congressional delegation and governor, and Vermont energy leaders will discuss the path to a clean energy future.

Middlebury Launches a Bikeshare Pilot Program

Posted on May 1, 2014

The Middlebury campus bike shop, with the support of library circulation services and the department of public safety, is proud to announce the Middlebury Bikeshare Program.

Middlebury Willow Site Yields More Than Research Data

Posted on April 18, 2014

Researchers finish harvesting the second willow growth from Middlebury's 10-acre test plot.

Designing an Endowment Portfolio for a Sustainable Society

Posted on April 8, 2014

Middlebury’s Director of Sustainability Integration and Vice President of Finance attended the “Intentionally Designed Endowments" conference in Cambridge, MA.

Middlebury Hosts Farm-to-School Food Summit [Video]

Posted on April 2, 2014

The annual Stone Soup Summit drew together growers, producers, and educators interested in strengthening the local food network in schools.

Carbon Neutrality Update from the Director of Sustainability

Posted on February 3, 2014

Middlebury College progresses towards its goal of carbon neutrality and plans for the future.

Apply for a Bread Loaf Writers' Conference Student Scholarship

Posted on January 20, 2014

The Bread Loaf Writers' Conference summer programs are now accepting applications for Middlebury Student Scholarships.

Reclaiming the soul of higher education: Steve Trombulak at TEDxMiddlebury

Posted on January 2, 2014

Steve Trombulak, Professor of Environmental and Biosphere Studies at Middlebury College and the director of the Middlebury School of the Environment, speaks at TEDxMiddlebury.