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Welcome from the Dean and Director
Every summer, we at the Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest use this newsletter to celebrate the accomplishments of faculty, staff, and students engaged in environmental studies and sustainability at the College and beyond. This year, as we share our stories and bid farewell to another promising class of graduating environmental studies majors, we also direct our focus to the future.
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Will We Reach Net Zero?

Middlebury’s deadline for reaching carbon neutrality is just around the corner. Jack Byrne, director of sustainability integration, takes a look at our progress toward the goal.
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Students Speak Out for Divestment

A growing movement on campuses around the U.S. is demanding that institutions of higher ed divest of their investments in the fossil fuel industry. The movement is strong at Middlebury.
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All About Food

Opportunities to learn about local food systems are growing quickly at Middlebury—from working on the Middlebury farm to interning in food production and sustainable agriculture to taking courses in food studies.
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A Bright Idea

Middlebury’s energy-literacy campaign was designed to be a conversation starter. The topic: energy use, the College’s 2016 goal of carbon neutrality, and how everyone can help.
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ES Students Help Communities Find Answers

This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Environmental Studies Senior Seminar and its strong tradition of collaborative work between students and community organizations.
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Symposium for Change Makers

Last January, renowned social and environmental activists came to campus for the Center for Social Entrepreneurship Symposium. They challenged members of the Middlebury community to become “change makers.”
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School of the Environment

Middlebury is opening a new summer school aimed at educating environmental leaders.
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Students Urged to Forge Alliances

The head of the Nature Conservancy had some strong advice for students during a recent visit.
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