We’re excited to announce the Sustainability Pledge Benefit available to all Middlebury College faculty and staff!
One of our core values at Middlebury is a commitment to leadership in environmental stewardship and sustainability. As a way to support this value and to celebrate our recent achievement of carbon neutrality, Middlebury is encouraging employees to reduce their personal carbon footprint by offering a Sustainability Pledge Benefit, thanks to a generous gift from a local donor.
Middlebury will offer employees up to $200 towards qualifying sustainability purchases or actions. Employees whose household incomes are eligible for 3SquaresVT benefit can receive up to $250 towards qualifying sustainability purchases or actions. Qualifying purchases include things like Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares, membership of a local food cooperative, seeds, composting equipment, bicycles for commuting, and ENERGY STAR appliances – see the program website for full details.
Note that we have a limited fund, which is being offered on a first come, first serve basis until the funds are used up.
How to Access the Sustainability Pledge Benefit
Getting reimbursed for your Sustainability Pledge Benefit is a 3-step process:
- Visit the Middlebury Sustainability Pledge Benefit web page at: http://www.middlebury.edu/sustainability/academics-and-research/environmental-council/sustainability-pledge-benefit and review the tips on how to reduce household and transportation carbon emissions.
- Choose one or more of the actions and purchases that are eligible for the benefit and sign the pledge to reduce carbon emissions and the specific actions you will take.
- Carry out your qualifying action and/or make your purchase and complete the reimbursement form with proof of purchase no later than June 5th.
After submitting the form and proof of purchase/action you will receive your reimbursement via your payroll check (note: reimbursements are subject to income tax).
We look forward to supporting your efforts as you reduce your carbon footprint!