For the first time, the U.S. Dept. of Commerce will officially measure the economic contributions of the oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes in national income accounts. The Center for the Blue Economy’s Dr. Charles Colgan and the National Ocean Economics Program team have been innovating and advocating for 21 years to make this happen.
Three Middlebury Institute International Environmental Policy students earn high praise from Central Coast Community Energy for an ambitious class project where they make the financial case for clean, renewable, and affordable housing solutions for Monterey.
The Hunter Legacy, an award-winning documentary film by Middlebury Institute International Environmental Policy alumnus Hunter Sykes is now available for viewing on Amazon Prime. We caught up with the film maker for an update on his activities since we last spoke, for a feature in the Winter 2020 Communiqué.
The Middlebury Social Impact Corps combines undergraduate and graduate collaboration, mentorship and immersive learning, with client projects benefitting local non-profit partners. This year, the 8-week summer program also included lessons in remote community building and virtual problem solving.
“Ocean climate action such as this is critically overdue,” Middlebury Institute Professor Jason Scorse, director of the Center for the Blue Economy and Blue Frontier’s David Helvarg make the case for their new ambitious Ocean Climate Action Plan in an op-ed in The Hill today.
A multi-lingual environmentalist, Middlebury Institute alumnus Bryce Bray is passionate about the connection between climate-fragility and security, a topic he will research as a Fulbright Scholar in Senegal.
The Middlebury community gathered for an evening of storytelling and networking in San Francisco on February 3rd, celebrating Middlebury’s longstanding commitment to environmental leadership and sustainability.