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Green Revolving Loan Fund (GRLF)

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

On campus, we have a $30,000 Green Revolving Loan Fund (GRLF), which was started in 2012 as part of the Billion Dollar Green Challenge, run by the Sustainable Endowments ...


Student Campus Greening Fund

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The Student Campus Greening Fund (SCGF) is a student-run program designed to help put greening initiatives into action that increase awareness about sustainability issues, decrease the school’s ecological impact ...


Assessing Campus and Community Resilience in Rural America

  • Central Community College (NE)
  • Green Mountain College (VT)
  • Second Nature (MA)

Rural colleges and universities face unique considerations when assessing campus and community climate resilience. While there are common elements to resilience at any institution, the political and economic landscape for ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Water Resource Management Certificate

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The Eco League Water Resources Management Certificate program trains students to meet the water crisis head on through an integrated, solution-oriented, hands-on program that takes advantage of regional perspectives and ...

  • Posted Oct. 15, 2018
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Ethics and Social Sustainability Certificate

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The Ethics and Social Sustainability (ESS) certificate will add value to any major. It complements Green Mountain College’s sustainability-focused liberal arts mission and curriculum. The ESS certificate may be ...

  • Posted Oct. 15, 2018
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Environmental Education Minor

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Green Mountain College education students will receive close one-to-one mentoring from expert faculty and find many opportunities to practice your teaching and leadership skills before they graduate.

  • Posted Oct. 15, 2018
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Environmental Policy Minor

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The environmental policy minor is house under the environmental studies program, and provides students with the skills, knowledge, and experience that they will need to address complex environmental and social ...

  • Posted Oct. 15, 2018
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Environmental Studies Minor

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The environmental studies program provides students with the skills, knowledge, and experience that they will need to address complex environmental and social problems. By helping students become critical thinkers and ...

  • Posted Oct. 15, 2018
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Resilient and Sustainable Communities Minor

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Global ecological and social changes resulting from climate disruption, human population growth, and recourse depletion create unprecedented challenges for communities around the world. Understanding how communities can adapt to these ...

  • Posted Oct. 15, 2018
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Applied Environmental Science (BS)

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Green Mountain College’s Applied Environmental Science (AES) major combines GMC’s strong science program with the College’s sustainability mission to create a rigorous, academic program grounded in real-world ...

  • Posted Oct. 15, 2018
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Wildlife and Forestry Conservation (BS)

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Green Mountain College offers an integrated degree in Wildlife and Forestry Conservation. This degree is designed to prepare students for the challenging responsibilities required of land managers in public agencies ...

  • Posted Oct. 15, 2018
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Sustainable Business (BS)

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Green Mountain College’s sustainable business program will teach students how businesses, both for profit and non-profit, succeed financially while also contributing to the environment and social justice. It’s ...

  • Posted Oct. 15, 2018
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Institutionalizing Research in Sustainability in the Context of Competing University Priorities

  • Green Mountain College (VT)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

This webinar will continue the conversation started in the first "Research in Sustainability" webinar. Presenters will focus on different models and strategies that support integrating research with operations in the ...

  • Posted March 22, 2018
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Building Our Capacity for Taking Action Together

  • Daemen College (NY)
  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Sustainability education needs more emphasis on developing skills necessary for students to engage in effective collective action (CA). This presentation will showcase coursework and projects at Green Mountain College and ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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150 kW Rooftop Solar System on Campus

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

This large solar farm was built in the fall of 2013 with the help of several student volunteers and several alumni who are now working in the solar industry, such ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2016
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150 kW Rooftop Array: Benson Solar System

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

In 2014, the College finalized a partnership with Aaron Kelly, an investor and solar installer who built a 150 kW system on his land in Benson, VT in order to ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2016
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6 kW Solar Charging Station

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The 5.8 kW solar array between Dunton and Richardson was installed as an electric vehicle charging station in 2013 under the leadership of Professor Steve Letendre. The project cost ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2016
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4 kW Rooftop Array: Solar Garage

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The garage known as Olwen was built in 2014 by renewable energy and ecological design students in only one semester. Under the leadership of professors Lucas Brown, Steve Letendre, and ...

  • Posted Dec. 4, 2016
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Creative Composting: a Comprehensive Approach to Food Waste Reduction

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Though composting is a great step away from creating landfill waste, it is still very low on the EPA's food waste hierarchy. This study presents how a group of ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Building Social Capital: Fostering Inclusion and Trust on Campus and in the Community

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The largest challenge facing communities who are trying to make the sustainability transition is often social. Although sociologists have found declines in social capital nationally and internationally, few higher education ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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When the informal is the formal, the implicit is the explicit: Holistic sustainability education at Green Mountain College

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Purpose - The purpose of this project is to provide an account of the student experience at a higher education institution known for its holistic approach to sustainability education.

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Draft Horses on the Farm

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Sustainable Agriculture & Food Production Gwilym Walker ' 17 drives draft horses on the college farm.

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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Timber Frame Bike Shelter

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Renewable Energy & Ecological Design Major (REED) Adam Zais '16 building a Timber Frame bike shelter on campus.

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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Sustainability 2020

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Ten years ago, students in an honors seminar investigated ways to reduce Green Mountain College’s ecological footprint. The class identified the biggest source of carbon emissions–the college’s ...

  • Posted Sept. 12, 2016
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Plenary: Are we succeeding? 3 Approaches to Assessing Sustainability Education

  • Green Mountain College (VT)
  • Oakland Community College (MI)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN)

Sustainability educators need to measure the impact of their programs but find few widely accepted methodologies for doing so. Panelists will describe three very different approaches for evaluating sustainability education ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sustainability Officers: The Dream, The Sometimes Harsh Reality, The Reasons You Want Us on Your Leadership Team (Video Shoot!)

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Vanishing budgets, departmental silos, outdated policies, lack of training, lack of access to decision-makers, skewed perceptions of what our jobs entail sustainability officers face serious challenges in the highly dynamic ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Delicate Balance: Requiring Capstone Sustainability Projects of all Students

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

How can we effectively engage all students in applying their disciplinary strengths and their passions in projects that increase the sustainability of a community? For five years, Green Mountain College ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Tiny House College Life: No Dorm, No Debt, No Environmental Degradation

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Why wait to be sustainable? Why pay excessive room and board while having a stagnant, unyielding carbon footprint? The tiny house movement is growing in strength as this life style ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Impact of Education for Sustainability

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

To justify the integration of sustainability education (EfS) across the curriculum and co-curriculum, we need better information about its impact on student engagement and on graduates’ life choices. In fall ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Zero-waste Community: Bridging the Gap Between Goals and Behaviors

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

One of the main goals of Green Mountain College’s Sustainability 2020 Strategic Plan is to have a net positive impact on the surrounding community. Vermont’s new universal waste ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Strength Training the Social and Human Capital Muscle

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

A sustainability movement is only as strong as the community muscle behind it, including a community’s ability to work together to solve problems and be resilient in the face ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A holistic approach to culture change on campus: a new model of liberal arts education

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Making the transition to sustainability in higher education will require a significant culture change across the campus. The current approach in which sustainability is pursued as a collection of isolated ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Shooting for the STARS and Beyond: Green Mountain College's Attempt to Measure Authentic Sustainability

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

At Green Mountain College we have developed a suite of metrics for measuring authentic sustainability in higher education that reaches beyond STARS, AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking and Assessment Rating System ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A Design-Build Block Semester: Student Engagement Through the Creation of a Solar Garage

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

This presentation tells the story of twenty-one students and one building, where pedagogy revolved around a single goal: the design and construction of a solar garage. The fifteen-credit semester was ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Setting Stretch Goals: Sustainability As the Organizing Principle For a Strategic Plan

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Higher education is under siege. As the public demands better outcomes for the price of education, the story of advancing sustainability provides a promising response. Green Mountain College (GMC) has ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Global Climate Change: Integrative Curriculum Development for General Chemistry

  • Drexel University (PA)
  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Global climate change is a timely issue for our students, both now and in their future careers. Furthermore, climate change connects easily to many concepts addressed in the general chemistry ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sharing the Spirit "Do It In the Dark" Energy Conservation Challenge

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Green Mountain College's Student Campus Greening Fund, a committee that is student funded, student run and implements student projects helped fund the college's Energy Dashboard. The touch-screen monitors ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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AASHE Member Meeting, hosted by AASHE Board of Directors

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The Board of Directors will give an update on AASHE activities during the past year and will provide members with an open forum for the discussion of topics relevant to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building More Sustainable Communities Through Agriculture Integration

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

As citizens learn more about where their food comes from, and college students look to integrate themselves into their community there is a great potential for various campus groups to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Advancing Sustainability in Student Activities

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

The National Association for Campus Activities (NACA) advances campus activities in higher education through a business and learning partnership, creating educational and business opportunities for its school and professional members ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The NSSE Sustainability Education Consortium: A First Year Report

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

In fall 2010, eight institutions formed a consortium to assess student engagement in sustainability education across the curriculum. The consortium adds 20 sustainability questions to the National Survey of Student ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Achieving Climate Neutrality by Building Local Partnerships: Local & High Quality Offset Purchasing

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Green Mountain College provides its students with opportunities to explore the meaning and significance of climate neutrality and encourages students to be engaged in the process of helping the College ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Greening Your Spring Festival

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

For many colleges and universities, outdoor festivals are planned each spring with the hopes of a warm and sunny weekend where students, staff and community members can gather on the ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Student Involvement & Institutional Food Systems

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

A closer look at how students get involved on campus to implement change within their institutionalized food system. Students interested in providing their campus community with more "good food""- local ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Student Green Fee Management and Project Implementation

  • University of Vermont (VT)
  • Green Mountain College (VT)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (PA)
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (IL)

Carnegie Mellon University has instituted environmental education across its curriculum over the past five years. The latest course addition, "The Environment Today," was spearheaded by student organizations at Carnegie Mellon ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Energy Competitions: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Green Mountain College (VT)
  • Old Dominion University (VA)
  • Williams College (MA)
  • Northwestern University (IL)
  • Lucid (CA)
  • University at Albany (NY)

How can institutions of higher education leverage resource reduction competitions to engage, educate, and motivate student behavior change?

Campus resource reduction competitions are a powerful platform to engage students in ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Earth Day and Beyond: Sustainability and Campus Programs

  • Green Mountain College (VT)
  • Old Dominion University (VA)

Campus events have the opportunity to engage students along with staff, faculty and community members in local and global sustainability issues and activities that are both educational and entertaining. Options ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Putting it all together: The Push for Renewable Energy inside & outside the classroom

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

In this session, the importance of collaborative campus sustainability efforts will be highlighted. On Earth Day, 2010, Green Mountain College opened its new Combined Heat and Power Biomass Plant. This ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Solar High Tunnels: Food Production and Renewable Energy

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

Over the last decade, growers in the Northeast have been utilizing high tunnel structures, or field greenhouses, in their food production systems. These structures allow growers to extend the fall ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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How much have students learned?: Outcomes Assessments for Sustainability Education

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

With the increasing attention on sustainability curricula, more emphasis should be placed on the assessment of what students actually learn from such curricula. AASHE's STARS has helped to focus ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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