The Middlebury Campus

Sustainability concerns pile up amid packaged meal protocols

To-go containers pile up in campus dumpsters, overwhelming the college’s compost facility.

By Sophia McDermott-Hughes

September 17, 2020

“Middlebury does an amazing job prioritizing sustainability and the environment during a typical semester, this semester is not typical, and when the rubber hits the road health and safety has to come first.”

Letter to the Editor


December 5, 2019

As a geology professor at Middlebury College, I am proud to be involved with the “Energy2028” initiative.

How we eat: Feeding 2,500 students


November 21, 2019

Ever wonder how much squash dining services orders at a time? We found out.

Environmental Affairs Committee ramps up meat reduction efforts

Students on a Monday afternoon get food in Atwater Dining. The Environmental Affairs Committee has been working with dining services since 2017 on sustainability efforts.


November 21, 2019

In accordance with a 2017 SGA bill, dining halls are aiming to reduce meat consumption while providing nutritious alternatives and catering to student needs.

The case for veganism


April 11, 2019

I’m vegan and I went abroad for my febmester. Sometimes I struggle figuring out which of these to tell someone first when I meet them.

Turning to Plastic Containers for Sustainable Solutions


September 13, 2018

On the importance of progress and taking collective responsibility for our environment.

College Wins Sustainability Award

By Jason Zhang

October 8, 2014

With the newly installed squash center green roof, the second one at the College after the 2004 installation at Atwater Dining Hall, the nine-court, 18,000-square-foot Squash Center has been awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) its highest level of certification, LEED (Leadership in Energy and...

Be Bright Launches Energy Campaign

By Isabelle Dietz

February 20, 2013

On Tuesday, Feb. 26 the Sustainability Integration Office is launching Be Bright, a pilot program to raise awareness and educate students about energy consumption on campus in a semester-long energy literacy campaign. The Sustainability Integration Office hopes the project will inform students and push them...

CSCs Strive to Effect Sustainable Change

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, the College’s campus sustainability coordinators hosted Trashy Tuesday, which sought to teach students about recycling and waste disposal. (Campus/Jessica Munyon)

By Meredith White

October 10, 2012

As a campus that prides itself on being environmentally conscious, it is easy for students to fall into a trap of complacency. However, the Campus Sustainability Coordinators (CSC) have taken it upon themselves to ensure that their peers’ involvement in environmental affairs is not the chance product...

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