October 2015

Marching Against the Pipeline and for a Greener World

Thanks to our Goddard community, including faculty members Sara Norton and Bobby Buchanan (seen in the photo below), for being part of the October 24th March Against the Pipeline in Montpelier, Vermont. It was a great turn-out! In Bill McKibben’s words, the protest “ramps up the remarkable three-year-old fight against the plans by Vermont Gas […]

A Note from Malawi

Porter Witsell (IBA ‘16) sent us this note from Malawi, where she is living this semester as part of her Goddard studies: “I am learning tailoring from a bunch of teenage boys at a center that teaches vocational skills to ‘street children’. We use old singer sewing machines with foot peddles and mostly make school […]

Vermont Farmers Adapting to Climate Change

BA in Sustainability Program faculty member Catherine Lowther has been collecting stories from VT farmers about how they are adapting to climate change. Here are some of the stories. Rogers Farmstead, Berlin, VT Nate and Jessie Rogers grow grains and keep a small herd of Jersey cows at their farm on the Dog River in Berlin. […]

The Birth of “From Packets to Practice”

Two Goddard Undergraduate students, Jay Masika (IBA ’16) and Kristin Schwab (IBA ’16), have joined forces to design and co-facilitate powerful Justice & Inclusion trainings for the Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 UGP residencies. From Jay and Kristin’s description of their workshops, which they call, “From Packets to Practice: An All Community Workshop Exploring the […]

July 2015

Goddard’s 2015 Sustainability Progress Report

Background The sustainability team was formed in 2007 when Goddard’s then president Marc Schulman signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. We conducted a carbon inventory, created a climate action plan, and began working to reduce energy use and emissions. Our goal is to be carbon neutral in fuels burned on campus and […]

June 2015

Senior Study: Making a Shipping Container Home

For his senior study, Devin Mason (BAS ’15) has been steadily building a house out of a shipping container in Albany, Vermont. Devin will be sharing his process and insights about shipping containers and living off-the-grid at his graduating student presentation at the Fall ’15 Undergraduate Program-Option 1 residency. For a wonderful and detailed description of […]

Visiting Soul Fire Farm!

Hillary Melville‘s (IBA ’16) daughter Shante Melville, and recent alumna ​GaBrilla Ballard (IBA ’15) joined Goddard faculty members Pamela Booker and Bobby Buchanan for a work party at Soul Fire Farm in Fall 2014. Also in the photograph are farmer Jonah Vitale-Wolff and his son Emet. Alumnus Gaetano Vaccaro (IBA ’09) and his family also […]

Sustainable-Healthy Dietary Shifts for Human and Environmental Health

Individualized Bachelor of Arts graduate Christiana Wyly (IBA ’15)  is a leader in educating people about the impacts of their dietary choices and promoting sustainable-healthy eating patterns to support human and environmental health. She is the coordinator of the My Plate My Planet initiative, an informal aggregation of groups supporting sustainability in the 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines. […]

A Cauldron of Fermented Foods

Brian Lyman (IBA ’15) is the co-founder and marketing manager of Cauldron Fermented Foods in Boston. Cauldron follows traditional fermentation practices, using salt brine in an anaerobic environment at the correct temperature. They are currently marketing three products: Black and White Sauerkraut, Firecracker Carrots, and Dilly Green Beans. They also have prototypes for cucumber pickles, […]

May 2015

AmeriCorps Possibilities: A Stipend While you Study

Charlotte LaVictoire (IBA ’16) accepted an AmeriCorps position focusing on literacy with a non-profit called Waite House in the Phillips neighborhood of Minneapolis. Charlotte is planning to integrate this applied work with her senior study next year. She generously wrote up tips for other students who are interested in AmeriCorps, including ways a position can […]