At Green Mountain College, we have been teaching about sustainability for more than 15 years. Here, sustainability is more than something we teach; it’s something we put into practice.
We have been recognized many times for our mission. In the past two years we were named the #1 and #2 green school by Sierra Magazine, the only college in the nation to place in the top 10 two years in a row.
Also in 2011, we were included in Princeton Review’s 2011 edition of the Guide to 311 Green Colleges. We were applauded for our commitment to being green, including the fact that our campus became climate neutral in 2011. This means that our campus takes away the same amount of carbon dioxide as we produce. We were able to do this by making our campus more efficient, using clean energy, and buying local carbon offsets. We were the second campus in the United States to become climate neutral.
Green Mountain College Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. William Throop was elected chair of the board of directors of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) effective Jan. 1, 2012. AASHE was founded in 2005 to help coordinate and strengthen sustainability efforts in higher education across the nation. Since that time it has grown to more than 1100 institutional members and become a thought leader on sustainability. Dr. Throop holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Brown University, and is a nationally recognized scholar in environmental ethics. He is one of the principal architects of the College’s Environmental Liberal Arts (ELA), which combines a strong liberal arts course of study with a focus on sustainability and the environment.
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