An Easy Way to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

By Guest Contributor

Don’t carry your groceries all the way from Shaw’s up the hill back to campus. There’s a FREE bus every half hour from town to campus. Public transportation within Middlebury is available FREE and travels from campus to town and back. As a daily Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) rider since 1997, I know this form of transportation is an easy way to reduce one’s carbon footprint.

If you’re headed to Shaw’s, take the College/Weybridge bus from campus. After arriving at the Middlebury town green, that same bus heads directly to Shaw’s to swing back through the parking lot ten minutes later and then returns to campus. And don’t hesitate to tell the driver to keep an eye out for you on the return trip. If you need to shop a little longer, the cycle is a half-hour.

If you need a ride only from downtown to campus, an Addison County Transit Resources (ACTR) bus leaves the town green every 30 minutes on the hour and on the half-hour. Both the College/Hospital bus and the College/Weybridge bus travel from the green to ADK Circle — the Porter Hospital route then extends via Old Chapel Road toward the Athletic Complex/CFA.

From downtown, the Weybridge bus route goes past Sama’s, whereas the Hospital route travels Storrs Avenue past Davis Library. Keep that in mind because you can flag it down anywhere along the route.

If TJ’s or Hannaford is your destination, take the Route 7 South bus from those locations back to the town green, then catch one of the aforementioned routes back to campus.

The ACTR System receives financial support through United Way in addition to, as was recently written in the Campus, the College and other supporters.

Written by IRENE BARNA, administrative assistant to Executives-in-Residence and President’s Office Support Staff

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