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Middlebury College achieves carbon neutrality

Posted on December 15, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College has won an important battle in what Resident Scholar Bill McKibben recently asserted must become an all-out war on climate change.

Late last week the college announced it had reached carbon neutrality, meaning it has brought its net carbon footprint to zero.

“I am thrilled to announce this significant moment in Middlebury’s history of environmental leadership,” said President Laurie Patton, in the announcement.

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Vermonters explore World Challenges in Sheldon exhibit

Posted on December 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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The Henry Sheldon Museum in Middlebury, presents World Challenges highlighting Climate Change, the Refugee/Immigration Crisis, and the Syrian Civil War. The exhibit opened on Nov. 15, and will run through Jan. 14, 2017.

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Editorial: Ain't no denying climate change around here

Posted on March 20, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



While some conservatives continue to deny climate change, most Vermonters believe in what they see, and know that it’s getting warmer out there.

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Editorial: A hotter world creates the climate for change

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



On Wednesday, scientists from NASA and NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) released duel studies showing 2015 as the warmest year on earth since 1880, the first year records were kept. NOAA had previously reported that 2015 was the second-warmest year for the continental United States, after 2012.

“The whole system is warming up relentlessly,” said Gerald A. Meehl, a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

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Around 60 rally in Middlebury for climate change action

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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MIDDLEBURY — Between 55 and 60 people rallied at Triangle Park in downtown Middlebury on Saturday in advance of a big international summit on climate change to make Vermonters’ voices heard.

A mix of people from very young to long in the tooth held signs asking for such things as “Climate Justice Now” and reminding negotiators in Paris that the whole world — including Middlebury, Vt. — was watching and demanding results. They came from as far away as Montpelier, Waitsfield and Charlotte.

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Vigil for climate justice to be held Nov. 28 in Middlebury

Posted on November 16, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



MIDDLEBURY — The Addison Interfaith Climate Action Network (ICAN) will hold a “Vigil for Climate Justice” at Triangle Park in Middlebury on Saturday, Nov. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon.

This action will draw attention to and support the Paris Climate Talks beginning Dec. 1. The global climate movement 350.org, whose origins can be traced directly to a student movement at Middlebury College, is organizing actions all over the globe, and Middlebury will be one of those sites.

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Rep. Welch urges students to 'hang in' on climate action

Posted on October 8, 2015 |
By Gaen Murphree



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MIDDLEBURY — “I admire you guys, I really do. It’s great to be here,” Congressman Peter Welch told a group of Middlebury College student activists Monday as he met with them to discuss ways to address climate change and share his reflections on effective leadership in the face of tough challenges.

Repeatedly throughout the discussion, Welch, 68, thanked the students for their leadership and compared the work of today’s young activists on climate change to the battles his own generation waged in the Civil Rights Movement.

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State treasurer's climate change message fell on deaf ears

Posted on June 8, 2015 |
By Fran Putnam



Last week in Dallas, Vermont State Treasurer Beth Pearce attended ExxonMobil’s annual meeting and spoke in support of a shareholder proposal to limit the company’s greenhouse gas emissions. Our treasurer spoke about the climate impacts that Vermont faces and that “climate change poses real financial risks.”

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Middlebury College must rise to new challenge

Posted on May 21, 2015 |
By Vignesh Ramachandran



This week’s writer is Vignesh Ramachandran, a resident of Fremont, Calif., and a first year at Middlebury College. Ramachandran is a core organizer with Divest Middlebury and a member of the communications team of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network.

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Guest editorial: Let's look at climate change differently

Posted on April 16, 2015 |
By Joe Fusco



This week’s writer is Joe Fusco, a vice president of Casella Waste Systems, Inc. He is also a member of the board of advisers for the University of Vermont’s MBA program in Sustainable Entrepreneurship (SEMBA).

I’m not here to argue with you about climate change. I’m not here to convince you that it’s real, or that it’s not.

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