The Green Poodle

middlebury's environmental online resource

September 30, 2012
by Gillian Lui
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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?

September 20, 2012
by Jake Nonweiler
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Apply to Environmental Council!

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?

Carbon neutrality
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?

Greening Athletics
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?

Grants
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.

April 26, 2012
by Hannah Bristol
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Middlebury Connects the Dots

Sunday Night Group is hosting Middlebury Connects the Dots on May 5th from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Snow Bowl as part of 350.org’s Climate Impacts Day.  The event is designed to energize and educate members from all parts of the community both at Middlebury College and throughout Vermont about the pressing dangers of climate change and the need for immediate action. The event is family-friendly and will have food, music, people speaking, and other activities.

For more information, visit: http://middconnectthedots.blogspot.com/p/about.html

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