The Green Poodle

middlebury's environmental online resource

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:


November 12, 2012
by Avery McNiff

Sign up for the C2C Workshop Series, hosted by Bard’s Center for Environmental Policy

The workshop, which will occur at the Bard Center for Environmental Policy in New York, November 30th – December 2nd, is part of a series called the “C2C Fellows” workshops ( C2C stands for Campus to Congress, and also for Campus to Capitol, to City Hall, and to Corporation. The workshop convenes regional weekend training sessions that support students to envision a path to early leadership and to develop their skills to ensure achievement. This interactive workshop covers communication, entrepreneurship, environmental and climate science, media, raising capital, and other critical topics. It is taught by Dr. Eban Goodstein, an economist, scholar, Director of the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, and Dean of the Bard MBA in Sustainability.

Club leaders get the registration fee completely waived and groups of 5 or more receive a discount. Email for more information or if you’re interested!

November 9, 2012
by Avery McNiff

Need a compost bin for your room or office?

Help distribute green bins around campus and spread the goodness of composting! It’s this easy: first, send an email to and request a  location, stop by Hillcrest 109 to pick up a bin up for your room, suite, office, hallway etc. and we’ll notify facilities about the new bins to be emptied.

November 6, 2012
by Avery McNiff

Wanted/Needed: FOO Coordinator 2013!

FOO (February Outdoor Orientation) is the orientation program for Febs and it needs a coordinator!  Job includes trip planning, leader training, and overall stupendous organization!  Go/SEO and search for campus jobs!  The application is open until filled (no deadline but get your app in ASAP if you are interested!)

NOTE: The announcement accepting FOO leaders will be issued later, this is simply for FOO Coordinator.

October 19, 2012
by Avery McNiff

Farm Service Day at Evening Song Farm


WHERE: Evening Song Farm south of Rutland. The owners lost the entire farm last year due to Irene and are still working to rebuild their infrastructure on a new location. As winter approaches, there is a lot of work to be done and extra hands are needed. During this particular weekend, the farm needs help spreading mulch over a quarter acre of garlic and harvesting winter root crops.
Read more about the farm here:

WHEN: Saturday, October 27th. We’ll meet at ADK circle at noon, arrive at the farm by 1pm and work until we’re worn out (not past sun set).

WHO: Anyone and everyone. Invite your friends!

Please email Avery at if you are interested in helping out by Wednesday, October 24th so we can arrange transportation.

Hope to see you there.

October 8, 2012
by Avery McNiff

Apply for an Environmental Council Grant!

Have an idea for a project related to sustainability?
Apply for an Environmental Council Grant!

Receive $25-$2,500 in funding to support initiatives on or off campus.
Grants available to faculty, staff, and students.
To apply and for more info: go/ec
Applications due Monday, October 29th
Contact Avery McNiff ( with questions.


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