Wildlife Areas: Rutland

In the next few weeks, you will see a series of posts about wildlife areas categorized by region. Here is the second: Pine Hill Park Pine Hill Park in Rutland Vermont, only a half hour drive from campus offers some of the best biking, running, hiking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and geocaching in the central…

Theatre at Green Mountain College

“I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” – Thornton Wilder Theater entertains at the same time it serves as a vehicle for social change, challenging people to…

Finding the Balance

People rely on policies alone to fix issues, but it seems that not everyone is happy with the results. Individuals are capable of solving small parts but can never find a true solution. The book An Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan, published in 2006, Pollan discovers solutions in finding beauty in nature and treating it…

Wonderful events in GMC!

Zero Wasting Workshop of 2016 This workshop managed by the Sustainability office taught students about the mission of living a zero waste lifestyle. In order to live a zero waste lifestyle, we need to reduce our impact on earth. First, there are some free cookies which students made with leftover apples from apple cider making,…

Color Blind Era

Remi Kanazi is a poet and writer based in New York City. He recently wrote Before the Next Bomb Drops: Rising Up From Brooklyn to Palestine, a collection of poems about political issues in Palestine. He is also the author of Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine. His commentary has been featured by news…

Creative Wellness Weekend

The wellness weekend is one of the most purposeful weekends that I have ever spent at Green Mountain College. Two days of Wellness week started from noon until 4 p.m., on November 19th and 20th. It was a delicate balance project hosted by senior Sophia Milkowski partnered with the wellness center in order to promote…

Mascoma Audubon Chapter Field Trip

  Not many things get a group of people to gather at 7:00 AM to go spend their time outside on a damp and cold November day, but for Vermont’s hardcore birders a chance to see late migrating raptors and waterfowl is all the motivation they need. On Saturday, November 5th The Mascoma Audubon Society…

Living The Mission: Devin Balcacer

“At GMC there are so many ways to practice sustainability.” Students at Green Mountain College demonstrate their values of social and environmental sustainability every day! Devin Balcacer, ’18, is just one example. Through his work in the Sustainability Office, Devin explains how he’s #LivingtheMission

U.S. Complicity in the Radicalization of Islamic Terrorists

In his book Don’t Think of an Elephant!, George Lakoff cites “social and political conditions [that lead to] cultures of despair” as potential sources of radicalization for, in this case, Islamic terrorists. The idea that geopolitics and its immediate effects on the lives of Muslims could be the cause of their radicalization is a type…

Wildlife Areas: Lower Champlain Valley

In the next few weeks, you will see a series of posts about wildlife areas categorized by region. Here is the first: Buckner Preserve   The Helen W. Buckner preserve located at Bald Mountain in West Haven Vermont houses 11 rare animal species, 18 species of rare plants and 10 distinct plant community types. The…