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. 

Carson Peacock, Field Hockey, demonstrates gleeful composting on the bus

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.

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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