The Green Poodle

middlebury's environmental online resource

January 17, 2013
by Avery McNiff

Social and Environmental Justice Organizing Workshop


Hey Activists – Save the Date!

Join Green Corps for a Social and Environmental Justice Organizing Workshop
Monday, January 28th
RAJ Conference Room, 4:30 – 6:00 PM

Want to build political power to make a difference on environmental and social justice issues?

How about help Middlebury divest from coal?

Green Corps, the nation’s premier field school for environmental organizing, is partnering with the Middlebury Sustainability Office, MCOF, and Students Stand Up to provide a workshop for Middlebury students on Monday, Jan. 28th at 4:30 PM. The workshop is a rare opportunity to learn from professional organizers and social change makers like Arshad Hasan, Executive Director of Democracy for America, who will be participating as a guest trainer. Come learn how to tell a campaign story, set goals for your campaign, and recruit leaders who will help us build our organizations, fuel our projects, and win campaigns for social change over the long-term.

The workshop is free and open to all students, faculty, and community members.

Please fill out THIS FORM if you are interested in attending

**This is non-binding- we are simply trying to gauge attendance

Green Corps is a one-year, paid training program whose mission is to train organizers,

provide field support for today’s critical environmental campaigns, and graduate activists who possess the skills, temperament, and commitment to fight and win tomorrow’s environmental battles.

Questions? Contact

January 10, 2013
by Avery McNiff

Apply for an Environmental Council Grant!

happy earth day

The Environmental Council is now requesting a second round of grant proposals for the 2012-2013 academic year. Grants range from $25- $2500 and fund projects that reflect and inspire environmental leadership and spread sustainability initiatives on and off campus.

We have found that the most successful projects are collaborative and creative- bringing together groups and individuals from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, providing a new solution to a difficult problem, and having continuity beyond the initial funding phase.

To learn more and apply visit go/ec
Applications due: February 1, 2013
For more information contact:


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