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2014-08-12 12:23:19

POULTNEY, Vt., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green Mountain College continues to attract nationwide attention as one of the top colleges in the country for environmental programming and operations. Sierra magazine, the official magazine of the Sierra Club, announced today that Green Mountain College ranked eighth in the nation in its annual "Cool Schools" survey. Earlier this month, GMC received a perfect green rating of "99" in the 2015 edition of The Princeton Review's...

2014-07-24 12:23:57

POULTNEY, Vt., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On August 15, Green Mountain College will ban the sale of bottled water on its Poultney campus. Like many campus sustainability initiatives, the ban comes largely as a result of a student-led project. Andrea Roebuck '14 consulted with the College's sustainability coordinator Aaron Witham about the most effective way to go about banning the sale of bottled water. Roebuck's concerns were economic (bottled water is more expensive...

2014-06-17 16:21:47

POULTNEY, Vt., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green Mountain College announced today that it will offer the nation's first online Master of Science degree in Resilient and Sustainable Communities (MRSC). This two-year program, accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, will begin in February 2015 with a residency featuring Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and climate-change activist. "If we have one need on this planet, it's for resilient...

2014-05-20 16:28:05

POULTNEY, Vt., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green Mountain College further advanced its reputation as a sustainability pioneer in higher education by graduating the nation's first cohort of online graduate students in food systems on May 17th. Launched in January 2012, the Masters in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS) builds upon nearly a decade of bioregionally focused online education at Green Mountain College. The MSFS features a suite of interdisciplinary courses that...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.