|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2011|
Associate Dean of Students
Center for Campus Activities & Leadership
Visitors to the main Middlebury web page can click on a prominently displayed "Sustainability" tab. The website consolidates information from the Environmental Studies program and the Sustainability Integration Office regarding Middlebury's building construction, renewable energy and energy reduction efforts, and recent sustainability news from our campus.
The Environmental Studies Department sends out an annual newsletter that highlights student, staff, and faculty research in sustainability, brief bios of key figures in sustainability on campus, recent campus initiatives, and alumni news.
The Environmental Studies department publishes the titles of Senior theses online. These theses can be found in the Main Library. An annual student research symposium also provides the opportunity for students doing research in sustainability as well as other disciplines to share their work.
In the Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest, visitors can find signs outlining many of the features that qualified the building for LEED Platinum certification. A touch-screen monitor is also available for visitors to further explore the building's sustainability features.
Signs in Ross Dining Hall give an overview of where campus food comes from and the proportion of our food that is local. The Grille also has similar signage.
During first year orientation, students are given the opportunity to go on a tour of our campus' key sustainability facilities (biomass plant, organic garden, etc.). The director of sustainability integration as well as trained students also give interested parties sustainability tours of campus upon request on average once a month.
The Sustainability website lists bus schedules, resources for bikers, Zipcar information, and ride-share information.
The Sustainability website offers recommendations for how students live more sustainably. The site includes tips related to waste reduction, energy conservation, transportation, and other topics pertaining to sustainability. The Residential Sustainability Coordinators also conduct a Small Footprint Certification that gives first year students an idea of how they could live more sustainably on campus. All first year students also receive a flier about how to recycle on campus when they first arrive.
The main newspaper at Middlebury, The Middlebury Campus, has a weekly column called Green News. There are also frequent op-eds covering sustainability-related issues as well as an annual "Green Issue" dedicated entirely to topics related to environment and sustainability.
The Sustainability Communication and Outreach Coordinator regularly contributes sustainability-related articles to Middlebury's staff newsletter, MiddPoints.
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.