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.

Sustainability class being offered at Alumni College

Posted on July 15, 2010

Join alumni, parents, and friends at Bread Loaf this August for Alumni College XXXV. One class being offered is Sustainability at Middlebury College, and Beyond, taught by Jack Byrne and Stephen Trombulak.

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Senior seminar investigates renewable energy

Posted on June 15, 2010

This year all three sections of the senior seminar (ENVS 401) studied different aspects of renewable energy as it relates to Middlebury College and the state of Vermont. Students in the fall and winter focused on aspects of biomass gasification and its merits for carbon neutrality, while students in the spring term looked at options for solar power at Middlebury College and at the county and statewide level.

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Middlebury team selected for Solar Decathlon

Posted on July 1, 2010

A group of Middlebury students became the first team from a small liberal arts college ever selected to participate in the Solar Decathlon competition sponsored by the Department of Energy. The students will be one of 20 teams to construct a solar-powered house of their own design for entry in the 2011 competition in Washington, D.C.

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Student house eats all local, all year

Posted on July 1, 2010

Students living in the campus environmental house served only locally produced food at their dinners this past year. Working during the summer, they preserved enough food to last them through the winter, supplemented by other local products, including flour and milk.

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Highlights from Middlebury's sustainability initiatives

Posted on July 1, 2010

Members of the College community constantly find new and creative ways to advance sustainability on campus and beyond as we make strides toward carbon neutrality. This year, Middlebury created a new Sustainable Investment Initiative and the Environmental Council funded nearly $25,000 in campus projects.  The College also continues to explore options to increase renewable energy.

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Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Middlebury College Announce the Sustainable Investments Initiative

Posted on May 18, 2010

The Initiative will include investments focused on sustainability issues such as clean energy, water, climate science, and green building projects.

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Celebration of nature and the arts in honor of John Elder

Posted on July 15, 2010

John Elder gave the annual Scott A. Margolin '99 Lecture in Environmental Affairs, which was followed by a weekend of events related to nature, art, and creativity.  John Elder, professor emeritus of environmental studies/English & American Literatures, retired after 37 years of teaching at Middlebury College.

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Middlebury College and Vermont farm energy company partner to explore use of bio-methane gas at the college

Posted on May 12, 2010

New fuel source derived from dairy farm and food waste could bring college close to carbon neutrality.

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Middlebury recognized for excellence in Recyclemania 2010

Posted on May 10, 2010

Middlebury recieved an EPA merit award for our accomplishments in the national Recyclemania 2010 competition, which included 3rd place in composting.

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Want to get your hands dirty?

Posted on May 5, 2010

Arbor Day celebration this Friday, May 7th. Learn about the trees on campus from college horticulturalist, Tim Parsons, and plant your own tree!

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