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.

Welcoming the Carbon-Neutral Class

Posted on September 18, 2012

How do you explain carbon neutrality to a group of first-years? Cue the carbon-shredding sharks, of course! Following an orientation barbecue for the class of 2016, the Sustainability Office hosted the first Carbon Neutrality Dessert Social, a creative effort to get new students engaged in campus sustainability initiatives.

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Louis Bacon ’79 To Donate Historic Conservation Easement in Colorado

Posted on August 2, 2012

Hedge-fund manager and philanthropist Louis Bacon ’79 has offered to place 90,000 acres of land in a conservation easement to help create the Sangre de Cristo Conservation Area in southern Colorado. It is the largest single conservation easement ever made to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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Middlebury grant to help build new ACTR center

Posted on June 21, 2012

Middlebury College has awarded Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) a $100,000 grant towards the construction of its Community Transportation Center.

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Hilary Platt '12.5 selected as Focus the Nation delegate

Posted on May 22, 2012

Hilary Platt '12.5 has been selected as one of the nation's top rising young leaders in the clean energy sector by national organization Focus the Nation. Twenty students from across the country have been selected for their dedication, passion, and unique contribution to increasing clean energy in America. They will meet for one week on Oregon's Mt. Hood at the ReCharge! Retreat. 

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Alumnae receive Vermont Law School Scholarships

Posted on May 16, 2012

Marie Horbar ’09 and Nora Greenglass ’03 are the first recipients of full scholarships to Vermont Law School, part of a new program that also guarantees admission to VLS for qualified Middlebury alumni. 

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Midd takes 2nd in RecycleMania organic waste competition

Posted on April 17, 2012

During February and March, Middlebury participated in a national recycling and waste minimization competition, diverting over 100,000 pounds of waste from landfills in the process! 

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Rhiya Trivedi '12 awarded Watson Fellowship to study stove distribution in developing world

Posted on March 20, 2012

Rhiya's Watson Fellowship project will take her from Latin America to Africa to India to study distribution of cook stoves as a means to replace cooking fires—a major contributor to short-term climate change—and build empowerment.

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SmartPower chooses Katie Romanov '11.5 as America's Next Eco-Star

Posted on March 19, 2012

Middlebury College campus sustainability leader Katie Romanov has won the title of America’s Next Eco-Star in the nationwide search for the standout among our country’s next generation of energy leaders.

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Midd Alum Katie Romanov moves on to top 5 in Eco-Star competition

Posted on March 9, 2012

Katie Romanov '11.5 is among the top 5 finalists for America’s Next Eco-Star, a national search for the standout among our nation’s next generation of energy leaders.

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