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At Middlebury, sustainability is about more than our renewable energy projects and 'green' buildings. It is an integral part of how we teach, work, and play. With innovative ideas from the campus community, a supportive administration, and the oldest undergraduate environmental studies program in the country, Middlebury provides a unique atmosphere to explore real-world problems. At Middlebury we have set milestones for carbon neutrality and renewable energy, for greening athletics, and for increasing local foods in our dining halls.

In addition to being a leader on carbon neutrality, we incorporate sustainability throughout our institutional and campus planning, and have adopted sustainable guidelines based on the Green Building Council's LEED Silver criteria.​ From local, Forest Stewardship Council certified wood in Bicentennial Hall to the green roof at Atwater Dinning Hall, Middlebury exemplifies sustainable design. The next time you walk across campus or into your favorite building, take a closer look because energy efficient designs, innovative use and reuse of materials, and sustainably harvested wood can be found all over campus.​ The Middlebury College Organic Farm -- entirely run by students -- works to solve food justice issues, cultivates fruits, veggies and flowers, and keeps bees.

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