view of Monterey Bay

See below for a list of upcoming and planned sustainability events at and around MIIS.

Earth Week!

Earth Week is a week-long celebration of sustainability. The Sustainability Council will be hosting multiple events throughout the week. Last year’s events included Making Your Own Kombucha, a Recycling Challenge, Earth-themed Trivia, and more!


MIIS's Solar Panel Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Join us at Pierce Street Promenade to celebrate the completion of the solar panels and the potential reduction of our carbon footprint by 60%!  We will have games and activities, cocktails, and food, complete with an official ribbon cutting ceremony!

12:00PM - 2:00PM

Nine Lives Swap (formerly Thrift and Thrive)

Come participate in our monthly clothing/small items swap! Bring anything you want to donate, or just come and find a new outfit! You don’t need to bring anything to take anything. Help reduce all the resources and carbon emissions that go into clothing production.

Outside the Holland Center

9:00AM - 12:00 PM


Middlebury Institute Faculty, Staff, and Students:
In an effort to continue our goal of recyclingreducing, and reusing in an environmentally friendly way, we are offering gently used, somewhat used, and REALLY used chairs, file cabinets, bookshelves and a few small tables on a first come, first serve basis.
The office/general supplies/computers will be available in the driveway of the Institute’s apartment building at 400 Van Buren (corner of Franklin and Van Buren).
Furniture and larger items will be available in the basement alley of McGowan, accessible next to the DLC, 420 Calle Principal.   

Computers will be available in McGowan 200J, just outside of the elevator on the second floor of McGowan. 
(or until items are gone, whichever comes first!)
All claimed items must be removed by 5PM on September 1.

12:30PM - 2:00PM

New Student Opportunity Fair

Come say hello at the New Student Opportunity Fair! We will be running a table at this event on Friday, September 1st, 12:30-2pm at the Holland Student Center and Holland Patio. 

We will have information on our current projects, goals, and initiatives, as well as resources for learning about ways to get involved! Questions can be directed to