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2013-10-04 12:21:00

Chartwells promotes launch of new sustainable, associate-focused, bicycle transportation program at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education conference. RYE BROOK, N.Y., Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading U.S. foodservice provider, Chartwells Higher Education Dining Services, will announce a new bicycle usage program aimed at improving associates' health, wellness, and the environment on college campuses. Chartwells is exhibiting at the 2013...

2013-08-15 12:22:49

? POULTNEY, Vt., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sierra magazine has placed Green Mountain College among the top schools in the country for environmental programming and operations. GMC is ranked sixth in the nation in the magazine's seventh annual "Coolest Schools" list, which recognizes colleges and universities that are creating tangible change in all categories of greenness - from what's served in dining halls to what's taught in lecture halls to what's powering the...

2013-04-16 16:21:17

POULTNEY, Vt., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green Mountain College continues to earn accolades as one of the greenest colleges in the country. GMC received a perfect "99" green rating in the 2013 edition of The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges released today. Created by The Princeton Review in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the Guide to 322 Green Colleges is a comprehensive guidebook profiling higher education institutions that...

2012-12-06 16:21:03

POULTNEY, Vt., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most long-range plans developed by educational institutions center on brick and mortar projects, new curricular initiatives and fundraising goals. Green Mountain College's new eight-year master plan, Sustainability 2020 includes these goals. It also commits the College to another ambitious milestone: meeting all of its energy needs with 100% renewable energy by the year 2020. Sustainability 2020 embodies GMC's educational vision for the...

2012-08-22 06:21:18

POULTNEY, Vt., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green Mountain College is seeing an increase in new student enrollment this fall. GMC President Paul J. Fonteyn believes he knows why. "We set the pace for the sustainability movement in higher education and we are not going to slow this down. Students are more and more attracted to our career-driven degree programs. These programs go way beyond the traditional classroom, so that graduates are equipped to pursue a life worth living in...

2012-03-15 14:20:00

POULTNEY, Vt., March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green Mountain College, located in Poultney, Vermont, reaffirmed its commitment to being a leader in sustainability by joining Casella Waste Systems Power of Three(TM) closed loop recycling initiative. The Power of Three is Casella's newest solution for its customers who are intent on bringing a new meaning to the term "zero-waste." The Power of Three is premised off of picking up a customer's recycling, processing that recycling...

2012-03-06 09:58:00

POULTNEY, Vt., March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the past three years, Green Mountain College students and faculty have explored the potential of renewable energy systems and ecological design principles through the College's Renewable Energy and Ecological Design (REED) certificate program. Beginning in the fall of 2012, undergraduates at GMC will be able to pursue a full-fledged 42-credit REED major. The new program offers depth of study in renewable energy and ecological...

2011-08-17 16:45:00

POULTNEY, Vt., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Sierra magazine has placed Green Mountain College among the top schools in the country for environmental programming and operations. GMC is ranked second in the nation in the magazine's fifth annual "Coolest Schools" list, which recognizes colleges and universities for their efforts to address climate issues and operate sustainably. The cover story in Sierra magazine's September/October issue cites Green...

2011-06-27 13:19:00

POULTNEY, Vt., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green Mountain College received the Second Nature Climate Leadership Award June 23 at the fifth annual Climate Leadership Summit of the American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in Washington, D.C. Green Mountain College received the award for achieving climate neutrality this year. GMC, a 700-student liberal arts college in Vermont, is only the second college in the nation to reach this goal, and the...

2011-05-14 12:15:00

POULTNEY, Vt., May 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green Mountain College President Paul Fonteyn announced today at the school's 174th commencement ceremony that the 700-student Vermont liberal arts school has achieved climate neutrality. GMC becomes the second climate neutral campus in the nation and the first to achieve it through a combination of efficiency, large-scale adoption of clean energy, and purchase of local carbon offsets. "We take special pride that this milestone has...