Middlebury FoodWorks: Middlebury and Louisville for Summer 2013
Check back closer to the June 2 start date for a link to the FoodWorks blog, with student stories, videos, reflections and more!
Click here for a document briefly describing some of the FoodWorks internships in Louisville.
Solar House Shines on Middlebury Campus
Burlington Free Press, April 13, 2012
Vermont Law School's environmental law program is considered the best in the country.
Thirty-four solar trackers will be located on Route 125 and produce enough electricity to power Battell Residence Hall.
Middlebury and other leading colleges commit a total of $65 million
to innovative energy efficiency financing initiative.
Sierra Crane-Murdoch '10, winner of the Brower Youth Award, talks about Power Past Coal.
Corinne Almquist promotes 'gleaning' to fight hunger in Vermont.
Mahaney Center for the Arts Goes Green
In keeping with the College’s commitment to environmental stewardship, the Mahaney Center for the Arts (MCA) has made many changes to lessen the Arts’ resource footprint over the past several years.
a. To promote environmental awareness among faculty, staff, and students.
b. To make policy recommendations to the president of the College designed to:
i. ensure a safe and healthy environment for all who live and work on the College campus.
ii. promote environmentally sound ecological (air, land, and water) stewardship practices.
Global Warming, Climate Change Activism, 350.org
Scholar in Residence in Environmental Studies
Sustainability, Greening the Campus, Carbon Neutrality
Director of Sustainability Integration
Middlebury College's Commitment to Carbon Reduction
Endorsed by the Trustees on May 8, 2004
Resolution on Achieving Carbon Neutrality by 2016
adopted by Trustees May 5, 2007
Whereas Middlebury College has committed itself to integrating environmental stewardship into both its curriculum and its practices on campus. (Mission Statement, 2006), and
Administrators of the Middlebury College Fellowships in Environmental Journalism recently announced 10 fellowship recipients for 2009. The program, in its third year, is designed to support intensive, year-long reporting about environmental issues by journalists at the start of their careers. According to Bill McKibben, scholar in residence in Environmental studies and program director, the pool this year included “a fiercely competitive field of applicants.”
Earlier this spring, the Donald E. Axinn ’51, Litt. D. ’89 Center for Literary and Cultural Studies at Starr Library received a Sustainable Design Award from the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) and an Excellence in Architecture award from the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP). Sustainability is an integral part of the culture at Middlebury College, which has pledged to become carbon neutral by 2016.
More than 190 Middlebury students and several faculty and staff members will travel to Washington, D.C., this weekend to attend the 2009 Powershift conference, a youth climate gathering that organizers hope will draw as many as 10,000 students from across the country.
Many of the students will also attend Capitol Climate Action, co-organized by Middlebury Scholar in Residence Bill McKibben, which organizers expect to be the largest civil disobedience protest on climate change in history.
Temperatures in Middlebury, Vermont, are expected to dip well below zero in the next few days. But students at Middlebury College should be cozy and warm — thanks in part to wood chips.