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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...

2012-03-06 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...

2011-04-27 11:30:00

POULTNEY, Vt., April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green Mountain College announced today that it will offer a distance-learning master's degree in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS), which builds on the surging interest in food and agriculture issues in the U.S. and on the success of the College's undergraduate major in sustainable agriculture. The MSFS program has received accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and GMC plans to launch its first cohort...

2010-08-16 10:00:00

POULTNEY, Vt., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sierra magazine has recognized Green Mountain College for its innovative efforts in sustainability, ranking GMC as the greenest college in the nation in its annual "Coolest Schools" feature. The cover story in the magazine's September/October issue cites GMC for its commitment to sustainability in several categories including energy efficiency, food, academics, purchasing, transportation, waste management, administration, and financial...

2010-08-03 08:48:00

POULTNEY, Vt., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green Mountain College received a score of 98 out of a perfect 99 in the Princeton Review's annual college "green" rankings. The education services company features GMC in the new 2011 edition of its guide, The Best 373 Colleges. Only about 15% of America's 2,500 four-year colleges and two Canadian colleges are profiled in the book, which is the Princeton Review's flagship college guide. GMC also ranked fourth in the category "Class...

2010-03-30 14:10:00

POULTNEY, Vt., March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Green Mountain College has launched a new sustainability website which describes the College's environmental liberal arts tradition and charts GMC's ambitious goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2011. Designed by Green Mountain College alumnus Jennifer Catsos, the site was built on the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher...