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Futurity Despite: Planting Ourselves into the Tomorrow

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm

The Orchard Room, Franklin Environmental Center

Woodin Colloquium presented by Ross Gay, Associate Professor of Creative Writing, Indiana University; Spring 2016 Bread Loaf Orion Resident.

Adequacy and Equity Under Neoliberal Climate Governance: Assessing The Paris Moment

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm

The Orchard Room, Franklin Environmental Center

Woodin Colloquium presented by Dr. Timmons Roberts, Ittleson Professor of Environmental Studies; Professor of Sociology Brown University, Institute at Brown for the Environment and Society.

Drilling, Poking and Prodding: Getting Under Antarctica's Icy Skin

Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm

The Orchard Room, Franklin Environmental Center

Woodin Colloquium presented by Jill Mikucki, Assistant Professor of Biology, Middlebury College.

Green Panther Challenge Perfect Sort Gameday: Ice Hockey

Friday, January 15, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 3:00pm

Chip Kenyon '85 Arena

Join the Green Panther Challenge this weekend to learn about proper waste sorting in an effort to reduce what we put in the landfill. Student athlete volunteers will educate and assist fans at Friday and Saturday's games.

ENVS Senior Thesis Presentations

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

MBH 219

Two ENVS majors will present their senior theses: Hannah Root: Teaching at the Top of a Mountain, Place-Based Learning with Cornwall Elementary Students. Jordan Collins:Moving Through Grief with Water, How Jewish Ritual Can Help Us Process Environmental Loss.

Middlebury Entrepreneurship Featured on PBS NewsHour

Posted on December 18, 2015

The 8-minute feature story explores the role of entrepreneurship in a traditional liberal arts setting.

Physics Professor Rich Wolfson Reacts to Paris Climate Agreement

Posted on December 15, 2015

Wolfson, who teaches about global warming and climate change at Middlebury, says the agreement is a good start that will hopefully lead to more progress in the near future.

Students Advise Lawmakers on Implications of Carbon Tax

Posted on December 10, 2015

Ten Environmental Studies students presented their findings about the proposed tax to state officials in Montpelier.

New Electric Vehicle Charging Station Goes Live

Posted on December 11, 2015

A student initiated the project and collaborated with staff to complete it.

City of Monterey Approves Institute Master Plan

Posted on December 9, 2015

Go-ahead brings the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey one step close to its vision of an open, green campus core.

Food Works lecture & info session

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm

Orchard Room, FECH

Professor of Food Studies Molly Anderson will introduce food justice as an entry point to the “Experiencing Food Systems” course. FoodWorks students at all summer sites (VT, DC, KY) will be visiting organizations to dig more deeply into food justice issues that affect those communities.

Poster Session: FYSE 1456 "Reading Jared Diamond"

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Brainerd Commons House

Join the students of the Brainerd Commons First-Year Seminar “Reading Jared Diamond” as they present their research projects. The posters respond to the issues of environmental history, the collapse of complex societies, and the value of traditional societies’ ecological knowledge.  

Film Screening: This Changes Everything

Monday, December 7, 2015 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Crossroads Cafe

Come out to see This Changes Everything, a 2015 film based on Naomi Klein's book on climate change and capitalism. Laurie Patton will be introducing the film. Free food!​ See the Facebook event, sponsored by the Sunday Night Group. 

New Middlebury Program Pairs Students Abroad with Local Organizations to Address Sustainability Challenges

Posted on December 3, 2015

Three Middlebury Schools Abroad sites will serve as the pilot locations for the new initiative ­­– the Middlebury Global Partnerships in Sustainability.

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.

Environmental Council Grants Application Workshop

Monday, January 11, 2016 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Office of Sustainability Integration, FECH 111

Members of the Environmental Council will hold open office hours for anyone looking for feedback on their grant application. Feel free to stop in!

Environmental Council Grants Info Session 2

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 5:30pm to 6:20pm

Orchard Room, FECH

The Environmental Council will host 2 identical info sessions (no need to come to both!) about the grants and application process in the Orchard Room, Franklin Environmental Center.

Environmental Council Grants Info Session 1

Monday, December 7, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm

Orchard Room, FECH

The Environmental Council will host 2 identical info sessions (no need to come to both!) about the grants and application process in the Orchard Room, Franklin Environmental Center.

Debunking Organic: What's in your granola bar and how did it get there?

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Dana Auditorium

A talk by Jean Richardson, Chair of the National Organic Standards Board, Organic Inspector, and professor emerita at UVM. Dr. Richardson will discuss the true meaning of the organic label and how it is regulated, using your friendly organic granola bar as a case study. Sponsored by Middlebury College Organic Farm.

Live from Paris with Bill McKibben

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm

Davis Family Library 105

Join Bill McKibben, Schumann Distinguished Scholar, for an update from COP21 - 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Bill will be reporting live from Paris, to both Middlebury and Colby, providing a great opportunity to learn and ask questions about the unfolding climate talks.  Sponsored by Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest.

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. 

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.

Environmental Luminaries Help Mark 50th Anniversary of ES Program

Posted on October 13, 2015

Van Jones and Bill McKibben were among the distinguished speakers honoring Middlebury's 50 years of environmental education and leadership.

Garden: Dance by Tzveta Kassabova

Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 6:30pm
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 12:00pm
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 2:00pm

Outside of Mead Memorial Chapel

This large-scale, site-specific installation celebrates the passage of knowledge, experience and hope from one generation to another. By slowly criss-crossing colorful oversized ribbons within an expansive environment, the performers alter the color ...

ENVS 401 Senior Seminar Presentations

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm

Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest: The Orchard (Room 103)

Howard E. Woodin ES Colloquium Series

Conservation Biology: Looking Forward with an Eye on the Rearview Mirror

Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm

Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest: The Orchard (Room 103)

Howard E. Woodin ES Colloquium Series

Birds, Turtles, Econ & Law: Adventures in the Federal Government

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm

Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest: The Orchard (Room 103)

Howard E. Woodin ES Colloquium Series

Telling Stories about CO2: History, Science, and the Politics of Climate Change


Thursday, November 5, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm

Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest: The Orchard (Room 103)

Howard E. Woodin ES Colloquium Series

Body and Earth: Seven Web-Based Somatic Excursions

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:15pm

Axinn 232

"Behind the Scenes" DLA luncheon: Join professor Andrea Olsen, dance & digital media artist Scotty Hardwig, DLA staff members Daniel Houghton and Matt Lennon, and performer Miguel Castillo ‘17 for a short screening ...

What Does a Liberal Arts Approach to Sustainable Development Look Like?

Thursday, October 22, 2015 - 12:30pm to 1:20pm

Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest: The Orchard (Room 103)

Howard E. Woodin ES Colloquium Series

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