July 2015

Goddard 2015 Sustainability Progress Report

Goddard 2015 Sustainability Progress Report To all students, staff, faculty, and board members From the Sustainability Team July 2015   Background The sustainability team was formed in 2007 when Goddard’s president signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment. We conducted a carbon inventory, created a climate action plan, and began working to reduce […]

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 […]

Spring ’15 Graduate School Acceptances!

It’s that time of year when our Goddard Undergaduate (UGP) students and alumni share news of graduate school acceptances and completions. Hearty congratulations to all of you, including GaBrilla Ballard (IBA’15) for getting a full scholarship to the Smith College School of Social Work’s MSW Program. GaBrilla starts her graduate studies this summer. Marjorie Hunt […]

March 2015

Anti-Fracking Alternative Spring Break

Goddard’s Undergraduate Studies Program is proud to co-sponsor the Shalefield Justice Spring Break from March 6-13, 2015. The seven-day training is being held in the Marcellus shalefields of eastern Pennsylvania. Undergraduate Student Myrto Schwab was selected by faculty to represent Goddard at the Shalefield Justice Spring Break. Myrto has been working with other Vermonters to […]

January 2015

Goddard in the World – Black Lives Matter

Goddard College asks, what can be done in response to the recent violence against our black citizens? A number of Goddard students, alumni and faculty shared news of their involvement with #Blacklivesmatter and related anti-racist organizing efforts around the country:   Ya-Ping Douglass (IBA ’16) and Nikhil Goyal (IBA ‘16) have been involved in various […]

June 2014

The Soil-Health-Sustainability Continuum

Mike Puckett (BAS ’15) is exploring the relationship between soil health, food health, human health, and living sustainably. To create thriving soil, he has been researching soil nutrients, composting practices, and the role of mycelium in soil remediation. He is building a raised bed garden that demonstrates how to grow health-supporting food using sustainable practices, […]