Middlebury named winner of Charles HW Foster Award for Bread Loaf land conservation

Posted on May 3, 2016

Middlebury College has been named winner of the inaugural Charles H.W. Foster Award for Exemplary Academic Leadership in Land Conservation, presented by Academics for Land Protection in New England (ALPINE), a program of Harvard University’s Harvard Forest.

Bill McKibben Calls in From Paris

Posted on December 2, 2015

Students, faculty, staff and community members at Middlebury College and Colby College joined Middlebury Schumann Distinguished Scholar Bill McKibben this afternoon on a live video call from the 21st Conference of the Parties in Paris, France.

Honoring the Natural Value of our Forests

Posted on November 16, 2015

A century has passed since Middlebury philanthropist Joseph Battell bequeathed some 35,000 acres of mostly forested land to Middlebury College upon his death in 1915. 

<p>Carson Peacock, Field Hockey, demonstrates gleeful composting on the bus</p>

Green Panthers Take Perfect Sort Challenge on the Road

Posted on November 13, 2015

The Green Panther Challenge, a new effort to engage student athletes and their fans on sustainability issues, is hitting the road this weekend as Field Hockey, Cross Country and Football all head off campus.

First Green Panther Challenge Perfect Sort Gameday a Success

Posted on October 20, 2015

The Green Panther Challenge hosted its first Perfect Sort Gameday at Saturday's Homecoming football game. Student athlete volunteers helped fans properly sort waste into recycling, compost and landfill bins.

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.

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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.

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Understanding—and appreciating—the land around us

Posted on July 1, 2014

Marc Lapin and student researchers help us better understand the ecological values, history, and potential of the College’s forests, wetlands, meadows, and hayfields.




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Bumblebees, climate change, and how we see the sea: ES Faculty Research roundup

Posted on July 1, 2014

Catch up with the latest environmental studies research by Middlebury faculty and students, from pollination and place-based dance to the psychology of environmental action.

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Students in senior seminar explore the future of a sustainable Vermont

Posted on July 1, 2014

This year’s environmental studies senior seminar focused on the history of environmental action in Vermont and how the state can thrive in a climate-altered future.

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Middlebury was host to U.S. Energy Summit in early May

Posted on May 17, 2014

On May 16, Middlebury hosted U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Patrick Leahy, Rep. Peter Welch, and Gov. Peter Shumlin at the “Vermont Sustainable Energy Summit."

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Writer Gary Nabhan brings inspiration to campus

Posted on July 1, 2014

In January, we welcomed author and farm and food advocate Gary Nabhan as our 2014 Environmental Writer-in-Residence.




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Teaching education for sustainability

Posted on July 1, 2014

This winter, Emily Hoyler and her students in Education for Sustainability in Action ventured out of the classroom and into Vermont schools and communities to learn as well as teach.




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Is it working? Research Says “Yes!”

Posted on July 1, 2014

More and more faculty are learning new ways to integrate sustainability into the curriculum, and Psychology Professor Michelle McCauley tells us whether it’s working.


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Greetings from the Dean and Director

Posted on July 9, 2014

News and notes from Dean of Environmental Affairs Nan Jenks-Jay and Director of Environmental Studies Jon Isham.

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