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…

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…

Sustainability 2020 Plan

              The Sustainability Student Worker training is a workshop hosted by the Sustainability team. During the workshop, Ryan Ihrke discussed with us about the Sustainability 2020 and how we can get involved. As every department get together to explore ways that we can advance GMC’s Sustainability 2020 strategic plan…

TWS Field Meeting

On September 30th and October 1st,  Val Titus’ Intro to Natural Resource Management and Environmental Studies students attended a field meeting at the Oxford Rod and Gun Club. Here is what they learned: DAY 1 ACOUSTIC IDENTIFICATION Bats are the second most diverse order of mammals worldwide. Many bat species however, are threatened by human-driven habitat…

InterCultural Center/Club (ICC)

InterCultural Club is a group of students who come from different countries and have different backgrounds. We bring diversity to the Green Mountain campus by accepting everyone as they are, no matter what color, gender, race, sexuality, religions, and backgrounds they have. InterCultural Club is like a family. We eat, watch movie during the weekend,…

10 Cool Facts about GMC

Environmental leadership starts here! Check out these 10 cool facts about GMC. We can’t wait to see what we add to this list in the coming years.

Winter Break Study Abroad – Nepal 2014: Interview with Katrina Goebel

By Binh Bui’14 Last winter break, thirteen GMC students, accompanied by prof. Mark Dailey (Anthropology Department) and Vice President of Student Life Joe Petrick, took a 22-day trip to Nepal to explore the unique culture and environment of this country. After hearing many interesting stories about the trip, such as visiting the living goddess, climbing…

Meet Heather Marsh by Krista Shugart

Name: Heather MarshYear: SophomoreMajor: Sociology/AnthropologyHometown: Pittsfield, MA What do you like about GMC? How is GMC different from other colleges/universities? Green Mountain College is such a special place. It makes me feel like I am really part of a community. No one is anonymous at GMC. I stayed for graduation to sing at commencement with…

Sustainable Agriculture with Emily Wills by Krista Shugart

Emily WillsGraduation Year: 2014Major: Sustainable Agriculture/ Environmental Studies with a concentration in Sustainable Design & Energy How is the sustainable agriculture major at GMC?It’s really great! The farm can be whatever you make it. You can choose to be involved at any level- from daily chores to production planning. I think that’s one of the…