Drawing on Middlebury’s foundational strengths—innovation, research, and the liberal arts—the Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest seeks to shape a world in which humans, ecological communities, and economic systems can sustainably coexist.
Sustainability is an integral part of how we teach, learn, work, and play, and we are committed to pushing those boundaries as far as we can go in many ways. We approach our work through:
- Engaging students, faculty, and staff with emerging environmental challenges and creative, sustainable solutions.
- Supporting education and promoting the transference of teaching and learning beyond the classroom.
- Convening discussions with diverse audiences on campus and beyond.
See the many groups we work with across Middlebury.
Environmental Studies Program
Office of Sustainability Integration
School of the Environment
Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference
Lands Advisory Committee
A Hub of Activity
Vermont’s first LEED Platinum-certified building, the Janet Halstead Franklin ’72 and Churchill G. Franklin ’71 Environmental Center at Hillcrest serves as a hub of environmental and sustainable action and ideas across the institution.
Clubs and Orgs
Middlebury’s students are known for being active, engaged members of our community, with sustainability and environmental impact being an important aspect that unites them.Explore Student Groups
Our Global Partnerships for Sustainability program is creating opportunities for students to leave a sustainability legacy in the countries where they study.Explore Opportunities
Green Panther Challenge
Student athletes can engage their teammates and fans by challenging them to up their practice of sustainability in sports.Take the Challenge
Sustainability in Action
From reaching carbon neutrality in 2016 to our current focus on Energy2028, and the many ways we make a difference every day—in sustainable design, renewable energy, and the vendors we choose—Middlebury is actively helping to create a more sustainable world.