The Green Poodle

middlebury's environmental online resource

December 12, 2012
by Gillian Lui

Cookie Love Lovin’


The Campus Sustainability Coordinators and MAlt are teaming up to provide you with yummy and sustainable snacks to help you all “sustain” yourselves through finals week! Come find us in the Great Hall and the Davis Family Library today, Wednesday, from 8-9 p.m. We’ve got lots and lots and lots of Cookie Love cookies to share with you! Support MAlt, learn more about the Campus Sustainability Coordinator program, and spread some delicious Cookie Love love!

November 29, 2012
by Gillian Lui

Movie Screening of YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip


Come to Hillcrest’s Orchard Room on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. to enjoy a movie screening of YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip, hosted by your Campus Sustainability Coordinators. The following is a movie synopsis from the film’s website:

3 friends. 50 States. One wild year! Called to action by a planet in peril, three friends hit the road – traveling America with hope, humor . . . and all of their garbage for the year – to explore the good, the bad, and the weird across every state in search of the extraordinary innovators and courageous citizens who are tackling humanity’s greatest environmental crises. As the YERT team layers outlandish eco-challenges onto their year-long quest, an unexpected turn of events throws the project for a loop in this award-winning docu-comedy. Featuring Bill McKibben, Wes Jackson, Will Allen, Janine Benyus, Joel Salatin, David Orr, and music by Ben Sollee, Mark Geary and more.

The YERT Feature Film had its world premiere at the 2011 Environmental Film Festival at Yale, where it received the Audience Award, tied with Oscar-nominated Waste Land!

October 23, 2012
by Gillian Lui

Campus Sustainability Day

Wednesday, October 24th is the 10th annual Campus Sustainability Day! Help Middlebury celebrate this nation-wide event by enjoying delicious food sourced from local Vermont farms during candlelit dinner at both Proctor and Ross.

Menu items will include butternut squash soup with squash, apples, and maple syrup from McKinley and Cook Farms in Waltham, VT; whole wheat dinner roles made with ingredients from Gleason Grains in Bridport VT; corn pudding made with ingredients from Nitty Gritty Corn Meal in Charlotte, VT; local pulled pork with homemade BBQ sauce from Vermont Heritage Grazers in Bridport, VT; roasted root vegetables from Lewis Creek Farm in Starksboro, VT; and ice cream from Wilcox, VT.

October 3, 2012
by Gillian Lui

Let’s Get TRASHY

Confused about how to properly dispose of your waste? Interested in learning more about how you can produce less? If so, Tuesday, October 9th is your lucky day! Bring your trash from the week to Proctor Road anytime between 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Middlebury’s Campus Sustainability Coordinators will work with you to teach you what’s recyclable, where you should be sending your used batteries and empty ink cartridges, where your waste goes after it leaves your trash bin, and more. Don’t be shy about the amount of waste you bring because the CSCs are hoping to get trashy!

For more information, check out Trash Tuesday! on Facebook.

September 30, 2012
by Gillian Lui

Sign Up For Project Green Challenge

You still have time to sign up for Project Green Challenge 2012, a competition hosted by Teens Turning Green to inspire young people to take action on green issues and green living. Here’s how it works:

1. Sign up for the challenge HERE. Although the competition already began on October 1, you can still sign up at any point in the month.

2. Every day during the month of October, you’ll receive an email containing a new challenge related to a specific green theme (ex. food, water, advocacy, renewable energy…). You’ll have 24 hours to complete this challenge and document it.

You’ll be eligible to win a new prize for every daily challenge you complete. Also, those who complete the 30-day challenge will be invited to apply for the challenge finals, and up to 12 finalists from this finals group will be selected to attend a three-day eco summit in San Francisco, CA, with the chance to win awesome swag bags and prize packages.

Middlebury’s CSCs are taking on the 2012 Project Green Challenge. Are you?

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