October 8, 2012
by Avery McNiff
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 (email@example.com) with questions.
September 20, 2012
by Jake Nonweiler
The Environmental Council (EC) is looking for new student members for its 2012-2013 session!
This year the EC will focus in the following areas:
Food and dining
What is the feasibility of growing food for Middlebury’s dining halls in greenhouses between November and April? If a broadly defined economic analysis is applied, how can the greenhouse idea be designed to contribute to the goal of basing the College’s dining services on locally grown food?
What is the current status of the effort to be carbon neutral by 2016? What formula should be used to calculate the net carbon impact from the College’s use of biomass as a fuel source? What could be done to offset any carbon emissions that are considered to be non-neutral?
Over the past few years, Middlebury’s athletics have implemented various green initiatives. How can we further engage athletes, coaches and spectators to incorporate sustainable practices into their athletic activities, facilities, and beyond?
The EC has approximately $25,000 available to support student, staff and faculty projects that will advance or leverage the College’s leadership in demonstrating what sustainability thinking, design and action looks like at its best. The EC uses its grant program to stimulate such projects.
EC members will meet once a month for an hour and half as a full group. Members will also serve on one committee and committees will meet at least once a month and more as needed.
E-MAIL AMCNIFF at MIDDLEBURY.EDU WITH YOUR NAME, CLASS, MAJOR, AND A PARAGRAPH DESCRIBING YOUR MOTIVATIONS FOR WANTING TO BE ON THE COUNCIL BY 5PM SEPTEMBER 26TH.