Reflective Thoughts from a Graduating College Student

by Krista Lee I came to Green Mountain College in 2011 and have been here for the past four years. A lot has changed over my course of my four years here and I am happy to have spent my undergraduate college career here and I am ready to move on and immerse myself in…

Eleanor Tison & The Social Justice Film Series

by Krista Lee Eleanor Tison is a professor for the Sociology/Anthropology and Sustainable Agriculture Program here at GMC as well as a loved and active community member of Poultney. This semester as an extension of the Food Justice class she is teaching, Eleanor created a Food Justice Documentary Film Series that happens every other week…

Benson Series: Pulitzer Prize Winner Dan Fagin

by Krista Lee On Monday April 20th, Dan Fagin was the Spring 2015 speaker as a part of the Benson Lecture Series. This was the 9th year of the Benson Series, and was named after a past GMC president from 1994-2002, Thomas L. Benson, who served our community for 8 years and was an important part…

Food Justice

by Krista Lee Eleanor Tison organized a group of students to attend a film screening at the University of Vermont in Burlington on Wednesday evening. This was a part of the class “Food Justice” that Eleanor Tison is teaching this semester, and two members of Activism Club came to the event as well. The free event…

Highlighting Students: Junior at Green Mountain College

by Krista Lee Swe Zaw Oo is Junior at Green Mountain College studying Sustainable Business and will complete her degree in 2016.  She heard about GMC through a friend who graduated from GMC in 2011. Swe was drawn to the community-oriented aspects of the college and how there is a strong foundation for leadership development. …

Mountain Justice Spring Break

by Krista Lee Mountain Justice Spring Break is a week long program in Appalachia, Virginia that provides an incredible opportunity for students and activists to learn about the true cost of coal extraction in one of the most heavily affected areas of the country. Through workshops, community involvement, and service field work, this program explores the…

Beekeeping Intensive at GMC

by Krista Lee This past weekend 15 students were a part of the beekeeping intensive at Green Mountain College. Andrew Munkres who is a bee-keeper from Middlebury Vermont taught the intensive and helped educate 15 students about the ins and outs of beekeeping in one information-packed weekend. His Treatment-Free Beekeeping Operation “Lemonfair Honeyworks” is located in…

Natasha Bowens and the Color of Food

by Krista Lee This semester has brought in two of the best speakers I have had in my four years here at GMC. The talks by Michael Twiddy and Natasha Bowens have been educational and incredibly important and I hope that GMC continues with the trend of bringing in speakers of color to speak about…

Vermont Fracked Gas Pipeline

by Krista Lee Phase Two has been defeated?? What?? Yes, it is true. Through the people-powered organizing of the folks of Vermont, Rising Tide Vermont, 350 Vermont, and Just Power (and the 35+ million dollar cost increase)…International Paper, the multinational paper company has revoked their funding for the second phase of the pipeline project. Phase…

Vessel Film Screening at GMC

by Krista Lee Last Thursday, students gathered in the coffeehouse to watch the documentary film “Vessel.” This was the first “Documentary Thursday” of the semester by Activism@GMC. The student activist organization paired with the organization “Advocates for Youth” for this film screening. The documentary discusses the topic of reproductive justice and abortion access globally. It…

Consent Play and Discussion Spring 2015

By Krista Lee Last semester the Consent Play & Discussion was brought to Green Mountain College from our eco-league school Prescott College in Arizona. The play and discussion was made by a group of students called “Consent-In-Action” that was started in 2009. An Americorp VISTA (Hollis) was approached and asked if they could facilitate the…

Stone Valley Community Market

By: Krista Lee A central part of Poultney’s Main Street is the local co-op, a community owned market open 7 days a week. Stone Valley works to get as much local produce and local products as possible and does that by supporting local farmers and small business owners.  Among the farms that the co-op sources are…