5-18-13: Recognition for Green Mountain College becoming the fifth campus in the country to announce it will place a screen on investments in fossil fuel companies continues to roll in. Amy Scott of NPR’s Marketplace mentions GMC as one of the higher education leaders in fossil fuel divestment, and the College wins kudos from The Green Energy Times and a blog post in the Nation.
5-17-13: Green Mountain College’s Cerridwen Farm is conducting a long-term experiment foregoing the use of fossil fuels whenever feasible. Farm manager Kenneth Mulder, adjunct assistant professor of environmental studies, spoke about farming with draft animals at his recent “Farming without Fossil Fuels” workshop at the Northeast Organic Farming Association conference. “Mulder made clear that tractors are but one part of the equation. Production of compost made off-farm and production of cover crop seed took more energy resources in his research analysis, he pointed out, than the use of a tractor,” according to this Burlington Free Press article.
5/16/13: The Mountain Times published this photo on the front page of its May 16 issue. Pictured here is graduating senior Meiko Lunetta of Francestown, N.H. singing with the GMC choir during Green Mountain College's commencement Saturday, May 11. Lunetta was one of the student speakers at the event.
5/15/13: Vermont Business Magazine reports that Green Mountain College has received a 2013 Vermont Governor's Award for Environmental Excellence. The award was presented on May 14 for the College’s biomass plant and the Poultney Woodshed Project, an innovative sourcing program developed by GMC in partnership with the Hubbard Brook Research Foundation. Most of the woodchips that fuel the plant are harvested sustainably within a 50 mile radius of Poultney.
5/14/2013: The Green Mountain College board of trustees decision to divest from 200 publicly-traded companies which hold most of the world’s known coal, oil and gas reserves saw wide media coverage including The Rutland Herald, Channel 22 (ABC), Channel 3 (CBS) and Seven Days. Author and environmentalist Bill McKibben, whose organization 350.org has urged colleges to purge their investment portfolios in fossil fuel companies, also gave GMC a shout-out. “GMC has long had a great reputation for environmental studies. Now they've demonstrated that it's a core part of their values. What leadership!" he said.
5/13/2013: Two recent student projects by the College’s Renewable Energy and Ecological Design (REED) program received coverage in the Sunday Rutland Herald. Laura Huley’s article on Olwen, a solar garage and electric vehicle charging station, gives a glimpse of what the future may look like for transportation in Vermont. (The Olwen project also drew attention from bloggers at Treehugger.com and House Solar Energy). In the same Herald issue, Robin Chesnut-Tangerman writes about the timber framed pizza oven shelter he and REED students build last semester. “The timbers were cut and milled within 15 to 20 miles of the site. The slate roofing came from Taran Brothers Slate Co. in North Poultney,” he writes.
5/12/13: Green Mountain College shook off the threat of rain and awarded diplomas to 24 graduate students and 124 undergraduates during its 176th commencement ceremony Saturday. Ms. Dianne Dillon-Ridgley, a national and international leader in environmental sustainability, corporate responsibility and social justice, addressed the graduates and received an honorary doctor of laws degree from GMC.
5/11/13: Green Mountain College was featured in this widely distributed Reuters story on how college farm and food programs are helping feed hungry locals. GMC has been sponsoring a "Grow A Row" program for several years, generating crops for local food banks. New efforts at Green Mountain include gleaning, or collecting leftover crops, at local farms for food donations.
4/26/13: The Rutland Herald reported on Poultney2020, an all-day conference on the future of development in the town. After months of work, groups made up of college students, faculty, staff, and local residents generated four potential projects: a community art center on Main Street, a localvore restaurant, a park on Main Street and a hub for recreation trails in town. Prof. Matt Mayberry (sustainable business), said “It’s things like this that show how close the community is. If we get these things done, it will be amazing. And Poultney is already an amazing town.” The Poultney 2020 conference was a partnership between the Downtown Poultney Revitalization Committee, the College and members of the community.
4/25/13: Green Mountain College’s new strategic plan Sustainability 2020 includes regional economic development as part of its long-term mission. Prof. Matt Mayberry (business) and several Poultney community members organized Poultney 2020, a day-long conference designed to present ideas for Poultney revitalization. Read coverage in The Rutland Herald (subscription required).
4/22/13: For the second year in a row, Green Mountain College received a perfect “99” score in the Princeton Review’s Guide to 322 Green Colleges. GMC was one of only 21 colleges nationwide to make the guide’s Green Honor Roll. USA Today and many other local and national media outlets picked up this story.
04/03/13: The Yale Daily News reports on Green Mountain College's Shakti Tribal Belly Dance group performing at an event at Yale to raise funds for New Haven’s Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen.
04/01/13: The voice of Prof. Philip-Ackerman–Leist (sustainable food systems) was heard on radio stations across the country as he discussed his recent book Rebuilding the Foodshed. On April 1 he taped interviews with Indiana Public Radio (the Earth Eats program), The Frankie Boyer Show (a National Radio Network show taped in Boston), and participated in A Public Affair, a live call-in program airing on WORT in Madison, Wisc. His recent talks also received newspaper coverage in the Charlotte Observer and the Daily Tar Heel (University of North Carolina). Listen to a March 31 interview on WGVU, a public radio station in Grand Rapids, Mich.
03/20/13: Seven Days newspaper writes about the College's unique resort and hospitality major based at the Killington School of Resort Management which trains students for leadership positions in the red-hot recreation industry.
03/13/13: The Rutland Herald and sister-paper The Times Argus report that Maia Hanron-Sanford, director of career services at Green Mountain College, was awarded the annual Carol A. Moore Scholarship by Vermont Women in Higher Education.
02/28/13: As the calendar flips to March, Irish-Americans are 16 days away from their annual celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. Welsh-Americans are more than two weeks ahead of them. This article in the New York Post Star cites Green Mountain College's Griswold Library collection as an important cultural resource for Welsh heritage.
02/22/13: "If we, as consumers . . . don't take the personal responsibility for understanding what food sustainability (and underlying sustainable agriculture from which it is derived) really mean, then the label of sustainability is at the mercy of the marketing world, driven predominantly by larger profit margins. Then we will bombarded, yet again, with sustainable cupcakes and sustainable meal replacement bars." So writes GMC graduate student Like Sniewski in a recent Huffington Post blog. Read more of his thoughts on taking personal responsibility for eating sustainably here.
02/14/13: Philip Ackerman-Leist’s new book Rebuilding the Foodshed, recently published by Chelsea Green Press, is already garnering raves. Paulette Goddard, professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, praises the book in her influential blog Food Politics (she’s using the book in one of her NYU classes). Read the favorable Publisher’s Weekly review foodpolitics.com or publishersweekly.com .
02/11/13: This article on Vermontbiz.com reports on the completion of fiber service at Green Mountain College, provided by Sovernet Fiber Corp and the Vermont Telecommunications Authority (VTA). This will greatly increase internet broadband service in southwestern Vermont.
01/28/13: This article on Vermontbiz.com reports on the launch of the Vermont Summer Academy at GMC. The academy offers challenging, hands-on liberal arts courses for high school students.
01/25/13: This article on Vermont Today describes different activities that members of Green Mountain College took part in during the celebration of MLK day.
01/25/13: As reported in the Rutland Herald , Helene York, director of purchasing strategy for Bon Appétit Management and director of the Bon Appétit Management Company Foundation, will be a visiting scholar for Green Mountain College’s M.S. program in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS) next month.
01/25/13: This op-ed piece by president of the Association of Vermont Independent CollegesSusan Stitely on VT Digger describes innovative ways GMC and other private colleges in Vermont are reducing tuition costs.
01/16/13: Times Argus (AP). In light of the oxen controversy at Green Mountain College, staff and students of the College were invited to speak before the Vermont House Agriculture Committee to testify about the need for farms and other small businesses in Vermont to deal with potential online threats from activists. This AP story was picked up by The Boston Globe , The Burlington Free Press , University Business Magazine and The Providence Journal .
01/11/13: VTDigger reports that Timothy Patrick McCarthy,director of the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard's Kennedy School, will be speaking at Green Mountain College on January 24 as the school's 2013 Honors Speaker. The title of his talk is “Human Rights, Human Wrongs: The Long History of Slavery and Abolition,” and focuses on modern slavery and the sex slave trade.
12/24/12: This Rutland Herald story reports on how Green Mountain College is taking the next step to authentic sustainability as it introduces its new eight-year strategic plan, Sustainability 2020.
12/21/12: Animal Welfare Approved Newsletter. Prof. Steven Fesmire discusses a durable and humane future for animal husbandry.
12/07/12: NewsUSA. Eco-friendly building options are becoming more affordable, and alternative fuels are being put to use. Green Mountain College's biomass plant is cited in this article as an example of how students are working to make the planet more sustainable. This story appeared in NewsUSA and several dozen regional newspapers across the country.
12/07/12: CBS Channel 3, Springfield, Mass. News of Green Mountain College's eight-year master plan, Sustainability 2020, was picked up by this and several other media outlets.
12/06/12: VTDigger Reports on Cow Power Documentary. This film reveals the story behind the GMP Cow Power project, which has mobilized a community of devoted Vermonters and business owners like GMC.
12/4/12 VTDigger Helene York, director of purchasing strategy for Bon Appétit Management and director of the Bon Appétit Management Company Foundation, will be a visiting scholar for the College’s M.S. in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS) program.
12/04/12: Mother Nature Network. GMC is selected as one of the top 10 schools nationally in environmental education.
11/21/12: American Public Media. Dick Gordon speaks with GMC prof. Philip Ackerman Leist and other contributors with different viewpoints about the Bill and Lou debate and the choices that were made surrounding the oxen on his radio program, "The Story."
11/14/12: As It Happens. Prof. Philip Ackerman-Leist discusses the euthanization of the College's ox Lou in this Canadian Broadcasting Company program.
11/11/12: New York Times. This story discusses the aftermath of the ox Lou's euthanization. The animal's impending slaughter stirred a face-off between sustainable farmers in the state and animal rights advocates.
11/11/12: Boston Globe. The College's injured ox Lou is euthanized.
11/11/12: Boston Globe: Doomed Oxen Are a Lesson in Sustainability. This editorial lauds Green Mountain College for upholding its values of sustainable agriculture in the wake of publicity surrounding the College's decision to process the animals for meat.
11/10/12: USA Today. This story focuses on GMC's decision to slaughter two working oxen, Bill and Lou, and objections from animal activists.
11/9/12: The Boston Globe. This report describes aggressive behavior by activists who are trying to intervene in the College's decision to process its working oxen for meat to be served in the dining hall.
10/30/12: Vtdigger. Read GMC prof. Philip Ackerman-Leist's essay "Bill and Lou Are a Parable for Saving our Broken Food System."
10/28/12: Burlington Free Press. This story outlines the College's plan to process a pair of working oxen Bill and Lou.
10/28/12: New York Times. GMC's decision to follow sustainable farming model stirs up controversies among animal rights activists.
10/21/12: New York Times. Green Mountain College's plan to process its pair of working oxen Bill and Lou for meat is explained in the framework of sustainable agriculture.
10/21/12: NPR. In the face of gathering protest from animal rights extremists, GMC explains its decision to process Bill and Lou, two working oxen, for meat to be served in the College's dining hall.
10/19/12: Green Mountain College Has Morals and Oxen. GMC Prof. Jason Schmitt's article in The Huffington Post supports GMC's decision regarding the College's two oxen Bill and Lou.
10/14/12: Seven Days The Vermont monthly interviews GMC prof. John Van Hoesen who directs GMC’s new Community Mapping Lab, where community members bring real-world problems to GIS students. Together, they have made maps tracking local issues such as potential milfoil growth in Lake St. Catherine, food deserts in Rutland County and the migration routes of black bears and bobcats.
10/02/12: News USA: Students Use Engineering to Work Toward Sustainable Future. This wire story on students using engineering to work towards a sustainable future cites GMC’s biomass plant as an example of higher education leadership. The story appeared in several papers including the Morgan County Herald and the Cleveland American.
09/20/12: Green UM Colleges Make ‘Cool Schools’ List Green Mountain College along with two other fellow United-Methodist schools made the "Cool Schools" list. Green Mountain College has established a new strategic plan with a “triple bottom line” for environmental, economic and social sustainability.
08/20/12: Green Mountain College Named to Princeton Review's Green Honor Roll in Best 377 Colleges Publication Green Mountain College was one of only 21 American colleges or universities to score a perfect 99 in the Princeton Review’s annual Green Ratings, which places GMC in the Review’s Green Honor Roll. See coverage in The Boston Globe,Cincinnati Enquirer,Columbus Dispatch,and San Jose Mercury News.
08/15/12: WCAX-TV Channel 3 reports Green Mountain College has turned back the hands of time. GMC uncovered a treasure hidden in plain sight for almost 50 years: A 1920s model clock literally frozen in time. Now, fully restored to its previous glory for all the town to see.
08/14/12: Outside University:The Top 25, Outside magazine recently wrote about what Green Mountain College students have known for a long time: GMC academic and extracurricular outdoor programs really rock. The College’s adventure education major and the GreenMAP helped GMC earn a national top 25 ranking in the magazine’s Outside University feature.
07/20/12:Bangor Daily News featured Green Mountain College's new athletic director. Keith Bosley recently left Husson University, where he was Senior Associate Athletic Director and women’s soccer coach. During his 14 years as the soccer coach, Bosley led the Eagles at Husson to a 163-97-7 record, four North Atlantic Conference championships and five NCAA Tournament appearances.
07/18/12: The Food Project reported their recent partnership with Green Mountain College to establish a scholarship for high school youth who have completed a minimum of 100 hours of service in their community. "The Food Project Make a Difference Scholarship" will award $5,000 towards tuition and fees at Green Mountain College for students who have completed at least 50 hours of service at The Food Project and 50 hours of service at another registered non-profit organization.
06/14/12: wvnstv.com mentions Eco-friendly building options are becoming more affordable, and alternative fuels are being put to use. For instance, Green Mountain College operates off a biomass plant that heats the entire campus using green woodchips, a local, renewable and sustainable fuel source.
06/13/12: Boston.com reports Students at Green Mountain College recently ripped up the lawn in front of a farmhouse owned by the school and converted it into a vegetable garden.
06/11/12: Good MBA Guide announces that Green Mountain College is listed among Tier 2 National Liberal Arts Colleges by US News & World Report (2012), and is also ranked 6th in the nation in the Princeton Review’s “class discussions encouraged” category (The Best 376 Colleges 2012 edition).
06/5/12: The New York Times mentions Green Mountain College's Lawn to Edible Garden Project and quotes Prof. Philip Ackerman-Leist on the importance of consuming local food. GMC is one of the few schools in the nation that have a college farm, a more environmentally productive place than lawns.
05/23/12: The Bioregional Imagination, a collection of essays from the University of Georgia Press, edited by Tom Lynch, Cheryll Glotfelty, and Karla Armbruster, featured Prof. Laird Christensen's article entitled “Teaching Bioregional Perception—at a Distance.” Science magazine reviewed the volume and called special attention to Laird's article, referring to it as one of the "most useful of all." Laird wrote the article based on his experience with the “online master of science in environmental studies at Green Mountain College," as noted in the review.
04/25/12: Science and Film quotes Dr. John Van Hoesen, Associate Professor of Geology at Green Mountain College, in an article about the science behind the movie Indiana Jones.
04/23/12: Rutland Herald mentions the participation of Green Mountain College students and alumni in the Poultney Earth Fair.
04/24/12: ABC News in Baltimore mentions Green Mountain College's biomass facilities. GMC gets about half of its monthly electricity (100,000 kWh) from the utility’s biogas energy program.
04/16/12: The New York Times featured a photo by student Ian Barnum '13, in the quarterly "Education Life" supplement. His photo was one of nine pictures selected for a feature titled "My College Experience." "As an art major studying environmental design, I enjoy finding scenes while walking outdoors, where it's less crowded. This scene reminded me of my learning experience in this small community, where it's very peaceful and quiet," Ian comments.
04/16/12: Times Argus mentions Green Mountain College cow power project. GMC gets about half of its monthly electricity (100,000 kWh) from the utility’s biogas energy program.
04/14/12: Cape Cod mentions Green Mountain College Choir performance with the group We Are The Men in Cape Cod, Mass.
04/04/12: Renewable Energy World mentions Green Mountain College as a user of cow power. GMC gets about half of its monthly electricity (100,000 kWh) from the utility’s biogas energy program.
03/19/12: EE News talks about the growing sustainability movement on U.S. college campuses, and mentions Green Mountain College as one of the top-rated schools accompanied by American University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Colorado State University, and Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.
03/19/12: Recycling Today talks about Green Mountain College's plans to join the Casella Waste Systems’ Power of Three closed loop recycling initiative.
03/19/12: Environmental Leader talks about Green Mountain College's plans to buy back its own recyclables under closed coop system.
03/16/12: Casella talks about Green Mountain College's partnership with Casella Waste Systems Inc. on recycling program.
03/08/12: CleanTechnica talks about Green Mountain College's new major that focuses on Eco-Design and renewable energy.
03/06/12: The Sacramento Bee talks about Green Mountain College's Renewable Energy and Ecological Design (REED) certificate program.
03/06/12: EcoSeed talks about the College's new Renewable Energy and Ecological Design (REED) certificate program.
03/03/12: The Western Star, a Canadian newspaper, talks about Green Mountain Adventure Program and its plans for Spring Break.
02/05/12: The Chronicle Review talks about Green Mountain College's focus on hands-on experience.
02/03/12: The Dedham Transcript mentions Green Mountain College support for the Stone Valley Community Market.
01/12/12: The Huffington Post cited former GMC president Thomas Benson in this proposal to establish a Nobel Environment Prize.
12/13/11: A Rutland Herald story discusses the environmental design and build course at GMC, which is part of the Renewable Energy and Eco-Design certificate program.
12/12/11: U.S. News University mentions Green Mountain College master's program.
12/2/11: Chicago Tribune cites Green Mountain College among college's offering a four-year degree guarantee. It is one example of how GMC is making college affordable for families.
11/19/11: Burlington Free Press reviews how Green Mountain College has supported the Stone Valley Community Market.
10/27/11: Scientific American blog mentions Green Mountain College economist Steve Letendre's role in vehicle-to-grid technology, which allows networks of electric vehicles (EVs) to function like a giant battery with an intelligent software interface feeding power from car to grid or grid to car on an as-needed basis.
10/14/11: Glens Falls Post Star discusses a Green Mountain College choir concert to benefit the local Slate Valley Museum which was badly damaged by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.
9/19/11: Voice of America talks about the whitewater rafting classes at Green Mountain College.
9/9/11: EcoSeed cites Green Mountain as example of "greening" of higher education.
8/26/11: The travel time between Green Mountain College's main campus in Poultney, Vt., and its satellite location at Killington Mountain is normally about 45 minutes. But Hurricane Irene made the trip just a little more inconvenient, says the Boston Globe.
8/18/11: Read about the College's contributions to a new coop in downtown Poultney as reported by Scott Carlson of the Chronicle of Higher Education.
8/18/11: "Perennial favorite Green Mountain College, which was No. 1 last year, is No. 2 this year," noted GreenBiz.com. GMC's second place finish in Sierra magazine's annual "Coolest School" rankings received widespread coverage including the Los Angeles Times, SustainableBusiness.com, The Sacramento Bee, and dozens of other online and print publications.
8/2/11: Meet scholar and bellydancer Susanne Claxton, adjunct at Green Mountain, in the pages of the Chronicle of Higher Education.
6/23/11: Second Nature presents its Second Annual Climate Leadership Award to Green Mountain College.
6/1/11: Vermont Public Radio features Green Mountain College's Farm and Food Project.
5/31/11: The College's mobile flash freeze unit is touring the state of Vermont in the summer of 2011. Learn more through coverage of WCAX-TV and the Brattleboro Reformer.
5/23/11: U.S. News Online and Newsday features MBA Sample Course
Green Mountain College is to host a series of free webinars for online master's degree and distance learning MBA program seekers. Read the story.
5/19/11: Vermont Business Magazine Covers Jane's Trust Grant
The GMC Farm & Food project has been awarded $100,000 from Jane's Trust to research the market potential for flash-frozen products. Read the story.
5/14/11: The Street: GMC Graduates 186 Students; College President Declares Climate Neutrality
President Paul Fonteyn announced at GMC's 174th commencement ceremony that the 700-student Vermont liberal arts school has achieved climate neutrality. Read the story.
5/14/11: WCAX-TV Channel 3 Covers GMC Commencement
Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin addressed the 2011 senior class at GMC's 174th commencement. Read the story.
1/27/11: GMC Woodshed Project on VPR GMC hosts series of round table discussions on how to reduce the school's carbon footprint and boost the local economy. Read the story.
1/27/11: Prof. Paul Hancock on PEG-TV
Prof. Paul Hancock was featured on PEG-TV’s “Access” news magazine in late January for his work with the Tiny Theatre on Main Street in downtown Poultney. To hear this story on PEG-TV, visit their website, click on '”Access” News Magazine,’ and select episode 19 from January 27. Paul is featured at 7:08.
1/27/11: Prof. Sarah Mittlefehldt Featured on Vermont Public Radio
Hear Prof. Sarah Mittlefehldt on Vermont Public Radio talking about local sourcing of fuel for the College's biomass plant. Hear the story.
1/3/11: Prof. Jen Baker Featured on North Country Public Radio
Hear Prof. Jen Baker explain how she uses the film The Goonies to help students understand the rules of academic writing. Hear the story.
1/2/11: Tiny House Featured in Boston Globe
The tiny house built by students in Prof. Lucas Brown’s sustainable design & build class was featured in the Green Blog section of the Boston Globe. Read the story.
12/28/10: RHM Director Interviewed on VPR
Hear Prof. Frank Pauzé, director of the College's Resort Management Program, discuss diversification and marketing strategies Vermont ski areas are using to attract customers. More...
11/18/10: GMC featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education
GMC is featured in a story highlighting how some colleges are raising their national profile. Read the story.
11/14/10: Nashua Telegraph Mentions GMC
The Nashua Telegraph mentions GMC in a story about an admissions fair for prospective students at held at Nashua High School South.
11/12/10: GMC Quidditch in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
GMC is mentioned in a story about the phenomenal growth of Quidditch on college campuses across the country.
11/8/10: GMC Ranks in Best Online MBA Degree Programs
GMC’s M.B.A. program ranked as one of the top online MBA programs in sustainable management. Link here.
11/4/10: Rutland Herald Previews “The Glass Menagerie”
Stories on the show also appeared in the Bennington Banner, the Lakes Region Free Press and the North Adams Transcript (Mass.).
10/10/10: Epoch Times Applauds GMC's Green Initiatives
GMC’s sustainability initiatives are highlighted in this article about sustainability on liberal arts institutions across the nation. Read the story.
9/26/10: Zipcars come to Poultney.
WCAX-TV Channel 3 and The Rutland Herald covered the College's launch of its Zipcar program.
9/24/10: Prof. Steve Letendre Publishes Opinion Piece in Renewable Energy World
Prof. Steven Letendre's piece "The Grid Parity Fallacy" applies economic theory to solar energy technologies to explain why it is justified to pay more for power from solar than from local utilities. Read the story.
9/15/10: VPR Features "Greenest College" Story
Vermont Public Radio reporter Nina Keck visits the GMC campus for a tour of Cerridwen Farm and to learn more about GMC's recent ranking as #1 on Sierra Magazine's Cool Schools list. Listen to the story.
9/12/10: Ramadan Gathering in Rutland Herald
In early September, GMC student Asadullah Sohail broke the Ramadan fast with over 50 GMC students, faculty and staff. The event was sponsored by the InterCultural Center.
8/25/10: GMC Farm Highlighted in Chronicle of Higher Ed Blog
Chronicle of Higher Ed reporter Scott Carlson discusses the complexities of GMC's Cerridwen Farm in an August 25, 2010 blog post. He talks with several students about the raising of animals for meat. Read the story titled "Is Meat Murder? For these Students, the Question is Personal."
8/16/10: The New York Times listed Green Mountain College as the Nation's Greenest School.
7/20/10: Up Tunket Road Featured in Chronicle of Higher Education Blog
Up Tunket Road: The Education of a Modern Homesteader, by Prof. Philip Ackerman-Leist, is featured in a blog post from Chronicle of Higher Ed reporter Scott Carlson. Carlson discusses the book and Ackerman-Leist's reading at Solar Fest in Tinmouth, Vt. Read the blog post.
7/18/10: L.A. Times Reviews Up Tunket Road
The L.A. Times gives Up Tunket Road: The Education of a Modern Homesteader, by Prof. Philip Ackerman-Leist, a glowing review in the July 18, 2010 edition of the newspaper. Writer Susan Salter Reynolds says the book "takes us through the choices the author and his wife made about their lifestyle: how to create light, how to bathe, how to eat." Read the review titled "Going Off the Grid: What it Means, What it Takes and Why."
7/9/10: GMC Highlighted in USA Today
GMC's dean of enrollment management discusses the environmental mission as a selling point for prospective students in an article in USA Today. Read the story titled "More Colleges Using Green as a Selling Tool."
7/4/10: Letendre Interviewed About Plug-In Hybrids for Burlington Free Press
Prof. Steve Letendre (management & environmental studies) discusses the future of plug-in hybrids in an article in the Burlington Free Press. Letendre has researched and hosted presentations about the cars' effect on the electric power grid.
6/10: Raines Quoted in Christian Science Monitor
An article in the Christian Science Monitor about how summer camp is a vanishing tradition quotes Prof. Thayer Raines (recreation & outdoor studies) discussing the benefits for children. "There's art, there's drama, there's creativity...all removed from the achievement-centered, peer-critiquing setting of school." Read the article, titled "Summer Camp: Sunset for an American Tradition?"
6/16/10: Munro '05 Interviewed for Green Job Spider
Khanti Munro '04, a photovoltaic online coordinator and instructor for Solar Energy International, discusses his job in a blog posting for Green Job Spider. Khanti graduated from GMC with a self-designed degree in renewable energy applications. Read the interview.
5/26/10: GMC Announces New Sports Logo
The sports section of the Rutland Herald included an article about the unveiling of GMC's new sports logo. The GMC Eagle looks "fiercer" to reflect the GMC teams' "competitiveness."
5/10: Burnett Farmer '03 in Vermont Life
India Burnett Farmer '03 is featured in a story in Vermont Life Magazine about her job as co-founder and director of Rutland Area Farm & Food Link (RAFFL). Click here to read the story titled "Food is Hip."
5/16/10: GMC Commencement in Rutland Herald
Class of 2010 commencement speaker Carol M. Browner, White House Director of the Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, is highlighted in a story about GMC's commencement ceremony.
5/11/10: Sustainable Ag Major in Business Journal
Rutland Business Journal featured a story about GMC's new sustainable agriculture and food production major, to be launched in the fall of 2010. Read the story published May 11, 2010.
5/10: MSES Alum Pens Story for Biocycle
Biocycle, a magazine devoted to advancing composting, organics recycling and renewable energy features a story from MSES graduate Dan Sullivan. He talks about Green Mountain College's new $5.8 million biomass plant and its official opening on Earth Day. Read the story titled "Campus Biomass Facility Goes Online."
4/22/10: Biomass Launch Receives Broad Coverage
Launch of the College's biomass facility on Earth Day received coverage in The Burlington Free Press, Newsday, WCAX-TV, and Sustainability: The Journal of Record. Two AP briefs on the project appeared in dozens of news outlets including the Boston Globe: "College to Inaugurate Biomass Generator"
Boston Globe"At 40, Earth Day Gets Personal"
"Vermonters Mark Earth Day"
WCAX Television" Green Mountain College Installs Biomass Plant"
4/20/10: Rutland Herald Features Burke '07
GMC alum Maggie Burke '07, program coordinator for Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, was invited to the White House to meet President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
4/14/10: Biomass Plant Opening in Rutland Herald
GMC's new biomass plant and alum Brett Dugan - one of the students who lobbied for the facility - were featured in a story in the April 14 edition of the Rutland Herald.
3/10/10: BBC Radio Airs Story on GMC Choir
On March 10, 2010, BBC Radio aired a story about the GMC Choir's six concert tour of Wales. Three students and choir director Prof. James Cassarino (music) were interviewed. Listen to the story titled "Green Mountain College Choir Traces Welsh Roots."
3/9/10: Prof. Swyler in Denver Daily News
An exhibit from Prof. Karen Swyler (art) is featured in an article in the March 9, 2010 edition of the Denver Daily News. It discusses her work on display at the Plinth Gallery in Denver. Read the article titled "A Ceramic Relationship."
2/22/10: Treehugger Blog Discusses New Sustainable Ag & Food Production Major
An entry in the blog Treehugger gives a thumbs up to GMC's new sustainable agriculture and food production major. "The classroom, if you'd like to call it that, will consist of a 22-acre working sustainable farm with a classroom and offices situated inside the farm's solar harvest center," says author Sara Novak. Read the entry from February 22, 2010.
2/18/10: Globe Quotes Resort & Hospitality Mgmt. Student
A story in the Boston Globe quotes student Adam Dembowski talking about The Stash, Killington's all-natural terrain park. Read the story in the February 18, 2010 issue.
1/31/10: Prof. Van Hoesen Featured in Rutland Herald
A story in the January 31, 2010 issue of the Rutland Herald features Prof. John Van Hoesen's Fulbright grant to Chile. The story is titled "Mummy mystery: GMC geology professor to dig into Chilean burial methods.
1/31/10:"Students in Europe" Features GMC's Brunnenburg Castle Block Course
Students in Europe, a website devoted to study abroad opportunities, discusses GMC's international block course at Brunnenburg Castle in Dorf Tirol, Italy in a post on January 31, 2010. The story talks about the program's focus on cultural immersion and hands-on learning. Read the story.
1/29/10: Career Website Features GMC
A story titled "Green Mountain College: A Clean, Green Farming Machine" on the website citytowninfo.com highlights GMC programs such as the REED Certificate and the ecological design course. Citytowninfo.com features "comparative information about local U.S. communities, careers, and colleges." Read the article posted January 29, 2010.
12/09: Provost Throop in Sustainability: The Journal of Record
Provost Bill Throop was one of six education professionals to be featured in a discussion about sustainability in higher education in the December 2009 issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record. The group talks about "why some professors are keeping sustainability out of their classrooms and how to bring all, or at least more, hands on deck." Read the story in the December issue of the journal.
12/22/09:Prof. Ackerman-Leist on VPR
Prof. Philip Ackerman-Leist (environmental studies) served as a guest on the Vermont Public Radio news show Vermont Edition. He talked about modern homesteading with host Steve Zind and guest Rebecca Kneale Gould, Associate Professor of Religion at Middlebury College. Listen to the show.
12/14/09: Biomass Plans in Vermont Business Magazine
The December 14, 2009 issue of Vermont Business Magazine features a photo and story about the College's planned biomass facility. Read the article.
12/7/09: Voice of America Radio Features Dusan Vuksanovic '10
GMC student Dusan Vuksanovic '10 discusses his experience coming to GMC from Serbia in a Voice of America interview December 7.
11/18/09: Prof. Fesmire Featured on VPR
Prof. Steve Fesmire (philosophy) served as a guest on the Vermont Public Radio show Vermont Edition November 18. He spoke with host Jane Lindholm and guest Joanne Bourbeau from the Humane Society on the topic of animal cruelty. Listen to the call-in show.
11/16/09: The Rutland Herald Features Story by Ruth Larkin '10
The Rutland Herald publishes the first story in a series from GMC student Ruth Larkin. As part of her final project for the capstone course A Delicate Balance, Ruth and her family are giving up their car for a semester.
11/11/09: Chronicle of Higher Ed Features GMC Resort & Hospitality Management Program
An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education about three-year degree programs features GMC's Resort and Hospitality Management Program as an example of a well-established success story. Read the article in the November 10 issue.
10/09: GMC Highlighted in Sustainability: The Journal of Record
The October 2009 issue of Sustainability: The Journal of Record includes a major feature article on GMC’s focus on the environmental liberal arts. The journal "meets the needs of the rapidly growing community of professionals in academia, industry, policy, and government who have the responsibility and commitment to advancing one of the major imperatives of this young century." Read the article.
10/25/09: Asadhullah Sohail '13 Featured in Rutland Herald
Asadhullah "Asad" Sohail discusses his journey from Afghanistan to Green Mountain College in a Rutland Herald story titled "A Leader for My People."
10/09: Wai Phyo Myint '11 on Voice of America
In a Voice of America interview, GMC student and Make A Difference Scholar Wai Phyo Myint '11 discusses her experience since arriving in Vermont from her home country of Burma.
9/09: GMC Faculty & Staff Published in Climate Neutral Campus Report
GMC President Paul Fonteyn, Provost Bill Throop, sustainability coordinator Amber Garrard and communications director Kevin Coburn collaborated on an article titled "Green Mountain's Climb to Climate Neutrality" published in the Climate Neutral Campus Report. Read the article.
9/9/09: GMC in Nature for Sustainability Efforts
Green Mountain College’s sustainability initiatives are featured in an issue of the journal Nature. Read the story, published online Sept. 9, 2009.
8/12/09: REED Program in Kaplan's Guide
GMC's REED program (Renewable Energy and Ecodesign Certificate Program) is featured in Kaplan's Guide on Newsweek.com. Read the story.
8/4/09: Biomass Plant in Green Inc.
Green Inc., a New York Times blog, discusses biomass technology and the plans for a facility at GMC. Read the blog entry.
7/22/09: Letendre Quoted in New York Times
The July 22, 2009 edition of the New York Times quotes Prof. Steve Letendre (management & environmental studies) in a story about vehicle-to-grid technology. Read the story by Annie Jia of ClimateWire.
7/9/09: Farm Intensive Program Subject of AP Story
GMC's new 12 credit summer farm intensive is featured in an Associated Press story by Lisa Rathke. Read the AP story.
7/7/09: Fossil Fuel Free Farming in Boston Globe Blog
The Green Blog, published by The Boston Globe, features an article on GMC's summer farm intensive. Read the blog.
2/24/09: Cerridwen Farm in ClimateEdu News
The National Wildlife Federation profiles GMC's Cerridwen Farm in an article about sustainable farming programs. The story appeared in the February 24, 2009 issue of ClimateEdu News, an online publication. Read the story.
2/17/09: Campus Greening Picked Up by Reuters
News of the College's Student Campus Greening Fund is distributed by Reuters news service.
12/26/08: Oxen Final Exam on National Public Radio
Students in GMC's draft animals course are featured in a story aired on National Public Radio's "Day to Day." Listen to the NPR story.
12/08: Cow Power in Continental Magazine
GMC's Cow Power program is featured in an article on campus greening initiatives in Continental Magazine, the in-flight magazine for Continental Airlines. Read the magazine article.
11/26/08: Weis on Voice of America
Prof. Dick Weis (art), then GMC's Director of International Programs, discusses how international students celebrate Thanksgiving at GMC in a Voice of America radio story. Listen to the VOA story.
10/21/08: Bartholomew quoted in U.S. News and World Report
Dean of Enrollment Management Sandy Bartholomew is quoted in a U.S. News and World Report article about winning scholarships in a bad economy. Read the article.
10/10/08: GMC Club on Vermont Public Radio
Vermont Public Radio airs a story about the GMC African American Culture Club's efforts to memorialize Jeffrey Brace, an African-born slave who settled in Poultney more than two centuries ago. Listen to the interview with Prof. John Nassivera from Vermont Public Radio's regional newscast.
10/6/08: Jeffrey Brace Memorial in AP, USA Today
The Associated Press publishes a story about the GMC African American Culture Club's efforts to memorialize Jeffrey Brace, an African-born slave who settled in Poultney more than two centuries ago. Read the story in USA Today.
9/26/08: Ackerman-Leist in Chronicle of Higher Education
Prof. Philip Ackerman-Leist (environmental studies), GMC's Farm & Food Project Director, talks about local food initiatives at GMC in a story about dining halls and sustainability in the Chronicle of Higher Education. Read the story.
9/08: GMC, Eco League recognized by Sierra Magazine
The Cool School issue of Sierra Magazine features GMC and the EcoLeague colleges. Read the story.
8/25/08: EarthFirst College Spotlight on GMC
EarthFirst, a blog featuring environmental news, includes an entry on GMC's green student orientation. Read the blog entry.
8/10/08: Dailey Quoted by Associated Press
An Associated Press story features Prof. Mark Dailey (anthropology) discussing cultural change in Bhutan. Read the AP story.
8/1/08: GMC Alum on National Public Radio
Alum Brunonia Barry, author of the New York Times bestseller The Lace Reader, is interviewed on National Public Radio. Listen to the NPR interview.
8/10/07: Grist Magazine Lists GMC
Grist, a magazine devoted to environmental news, includes GMC in their list of the top 15 green colleges nationwide. Read the story.
2/12/07: Letendre in Christian Science Monitor
Prof. Steven Letendre (management and environmental studies) co-authored an op-ed column that appears in the February 12, 2007 issue of the Christian Science Monitor. Read the full text of the article.
10/31/06: AP, Boston Globe on Heating by Cow Power
An Associated Press story features GMC's Cow Power program. Read the story in the Boston Globe.
2/21/06: Five Farms Program in Rutland Herald
GMC's Five Farms in Five Days program is featured in a story in the Rutland Herald.