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. If you want to get involved, take a look at some of our popular student groups below.
Middlebury College Organic Farm
The Middlebury College Organic Farm cultivates fruits, vegetables, and flowers on a knoll just west of the College on Route 125. Initiated and maintained by student energy and direction, the garden offers volunteer hours and internships. Contact email@example.com.
Middlebury Mountain Club
Middlebury Mountain Club introduces students to the mountains and rivers of Vermont and upstate New York through backpacking, climbing, canoeing, and hiking trips every weekend of the year. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weybridge House is the Sustainable Food Studies House located on the corner of Weybridge and College Streets. Weybridge serves as a space to cook, preserve, gather, and eat local food, both for students and the campus community. Contact email@example.com.
The Bike Shop
The Bike Shop provides free help fixing and building bicycles of all kinds for students and other campus community members, as well as offering a bicycle rental program to promote green transportation. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Government Environmental Affairs Committee
The SGA Environmental Affairs Committee works on environmental issues relevant to students, faculty, and staff on campus. The group works with the administration and Office of Sustainability Integration to achieve a more environmentally friendly campus. Contact email@example.com.
Sunday Night Environmental Group
The Sunday Night Environmental Group focuses on environmental problems and awareness on campus, particularly climate activism. Group meetings, held Sunday nights at 9 p.m. in the Château Grand Salon, are open forums for people to share project ideas and enlist help. Everyone is welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In solidarity with local farm workers, JUNTOS strives towards a community in which all workers can lead a dignified life. The Compañeros programs work with farm workers to acquire English skills and tools that promote farm worker independence. Through weekly visits, students and farmworkers form meaningful relationships and share experiences. JUNTOS promotes awareness about immigration issues on campus and nationwide while also building a sustained movement for just living and working conditions and hosting meaningful events on and off campus. Contact email@example.com.
Nutrition Outreach and Mentoring
Nutrition Outreach and Mentoring is a student organization at Middlebury College that aims to create community and connect people through food and food education. Our student-run group organizes volunteering events and classes with the purpose of both exposing young people to healthy local foods and food practices, and to acquire the independence and knowledge that comes with this life skill. The aims of our initiatives are to establish healthy eating and cooking habits and to raise awareness about nutrition and current food issues among the youth population.
Wild Middlebury Project
A place-based environmental movement that aims to unite youth around local conservation efforts, starting with a student organization in Middlebury. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several committees tackle sustainability and environmental impact issues by bringing together faculty, staff, students, and administrators.
The Environmental Council has worked together for 20 years to shape Middlebury’s commitment to environmental and sustainability issues by recommending policy, undertaking assessment and projects, and advising the administration.
Lands Advisory Committee
The Lands Advisory Committee consults with the Board of Trustees and the administration regarding important land-use decisions on the College’s lands.
Research and Investment in Sustainable Equity
Research and Investment in Sustainable Equity (RISE) manages and invests $150k of the schools endowment in companies that lead in their environmental, social, and governance practices. The club meets weekly on Wednesdays in Gifford classroom to discuss news and the markets, our portfolio’s performance, various topics of financial literacy as well as new investment ideas. Everyone is welcome to come, regardless of skill level! Contact email@example.com.
Green Panther Challenge
This Green Panther Challenge is a student-led initiative created via collaboration with the Office of Sustainability Integration and Athletics to increase sustainable practices among athletes during sporting events.