Kristin Smith

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Apply for an Environmental Council Grant – up to $2,500

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Up to $2,500 for sustainability projects on and off campus
Open to staff, faculty, and students

We prioritize projects that are:

  • Collaborative – Brings together diverse stakeholders from across campus
  • Creative – Helps to solve difficult problem with innovative solutions
  • Sustainable – Has a plan that extends beyond initial funding phase

Proposals due Wednesday, October 15
Apply online at go/ec


Employee transportation benefit: Make your commute cheaper, easier, and more sustainable

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Middlebury staff and faculty ride all CCTA and ACTR buses for FREE, including the commuter buses to Burlington and Rutland. Riding CCTA and/or ACTR buses saves you money while lowering your carbon footprint.

ACTR bus routes and schedules / CCTA bus routes and schedules

To ride the free commuter buses, you will need a sticker from Human Resources for your Middlebury ID card:

  1. Go to Human Resources with your Middlebury ID Card and ask for the CCTA/ACTR sticker for your ID
  2. When you ride an CCTA or ACTR bus, show your Middlebury ID to the bus driver
  3.  The College reimburses rides on CCTA and ACTR commuter buses at NO expense to staff and faculty

NOTE: This is a staff and faculty benefit only. While students ride the Middlebury ACTR buses for free, they pay for the commuter buses.

Commuter Bus Routes

  • Tri-Town Shuttle Bus: Middlebury – Vergennes – New Haven – Bristol
  • Burlington LINK Express: Middlebury – Vergennes – Ferrisburgh  – Charlotte – Shelburne – Burlington
  • 116 Commuter: Middlebury – Bristol – Starksboro – Hinesburg – South Burlington – Burlington
  • Rutland Connector: Middlebury – Salisbury – Leicester – Brandon – Pittsford – Rutland

If you are unsure about how to use the bus system or where to park to catch a bus, contact Kris Smith at kksmith@middlebury or 802.443.2536.

Middlebury College partnered with the Addison Country Transit Resources (ACTR) and the Chittenden County Transport Authority  (CCTA) to offer this employee benefit.

Support the Student-run Farm Stand

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The Middlebury College Organic Farm’s stand will be open on specified days throughout the month of August. They’ll be selling fresh herbs, flowers, and veggies—including cucumbers, zucchinis, greens, onions, potatoes and more.

Check the Office of Sustainability Integration’s facebook page or twitter feed for farm stand announcements.

Thursday August 21, 2014
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Courtyard in front of McCullough Student Center



Join the Environmental Council

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The Middlebury Environmental Council (EC) is looking for staff interested in serving on the Council for the 2014-15 academic year. The EC is a standing committee that develops policy recommendations, initiates projects in partnership with the Office of Sustainability Integration and other departments at the College, manages an environmental grants program, and advises the President on environmental and sustainability related matters.

>> Apply to be on the Environmental Council
Deadline: August 31

About the Environmental Council
The EC is composed of faculty, students and staff and is co-chaired by a faculty member and the Director of the Office of Sustainability Integration. The Council operates through committees. This year we will (tentatively) focus on climate change adaptation (what should the College be doing post carbon neutrality); environmental, social, and governance principles (related to socially responsible investing); and land management.

Meetings are held on Mondays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. once a month with committee meetings in between as needed.

Being an active member of the EC is a good opportunity to work closely with an engaged group of students, faculty and staff advancing the environmental and sustainability leadership of the College while developing your own leadership skills.

If interested, please submit your application here.  Applications due by August 31. Send any questions to