Students Help Design Native Rain Garden

Posted on November 23, 2016

Students Morgan Raith '16.5 and Sage Taber '16, along with campus horticulturalist Tim Parsons, designed and installed a native rain garden outside of the Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest to help with stormwater management.

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.

$1 Million and Counting

Posted on October 15, 2010

The College has saved more than $1 million in heating oil costs since the biomass gasification plant went into operation last year. Read more about it in this Middlebury Magazine dispatch.

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Middlebury well-represented at sustainability conference

Posted on October 15, 2010

This year's AASHE conference in Denver, CO, provided an opportunity for eight members of the College community to learn from colleagues at other institutions as well as share their experiences and stories related to sustainability in higher education.

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Film "Climate Refugees" Explores Impact of Climate Change

Posted on October 13, 2010

Michael Nash's film exploring questions  surrounding the relocation of millions of people due to climate change will be screened at 4:30 on Oct. 20 in McCullough Social Space. Nash, executive producer Pat McConathy, and Bill McKibben will discuss the film following the screening.

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Midd gets to work on 10/10/10

Posted on October 11, 2010

The Middlebury College community embraced's Global Work Party, hosted numerous events on campus and in town. The day's goal was to get to work on projects to combat climate change in order to show politicians around the world that it is time to take action on this issue. The Middlebury Community rolled up it's sleeves to join the worldwide movement.

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Enter a Green Student Contest!

Posted on September 13, 2010, an environmental news website run by student writers from around the country, is sponsoring the contest in an effort to showcase the most creative and innovative green ideas emerging from college campuses. Think you've got what it takes? Enter here!

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Legislative Biomass Study Group Visits Campus

Posted on September 6, 2010

The Vermont Legislature's Study Group on Biomass Energy Development toured the College's biomass gasification facility and willow test site before their July meeting.

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Midd's Coordinator for Athletic Sustainability interviewed in Seven Days

Posted on August 31, 2010

Check out this interview with Andrew Gardner, Middlebury's head cross-country ski coach and athletic sustainability coordinator!

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Middlebury uses compost on athletic fields and beyond

Posted on July 22, 2010

Middlebury Magazine delves into the intricate process of creating and using about 1,500 cubic yards of compost every year.

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Middlebury earns honorable mention in Way to Go! Commuter Challenge

Posted on June 23, 2010

Way to Go! is a competition that encourages commuters to use alternatives to driving alone. In both 2009 and 2010, Middlebury employees biked, walked, bussed, and carpooled their way to an honorable mention!

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MiddMag explores fate of move out mess

Posted on June 15, 2010

Middlebury Magazine's Regan Eberhart goes behind the scenes to see how the recycling center handles their busiest time of year.

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