May 2014

Johnny's Jubilance

Graduating student Johnny Ridenour (BAS ’14) chimes in about what brought him to Goddard: “When I finally got it together to return to school after 20+ years off, I thought of Goddard. My Dad did the same thing when he looked for a way to fit graduate school into a busy family life in the […]

April 2014

Sustainability News and Resources

  All news and resources below are reported from the Goddard Sustainability Listserv, April 2014. To join the Listserv, please email Catherine Lowther.   Jean-Martin Fortier: A Model for Profitable Micro-Farming: Earn a living gardening on just 1.5 acres Jean-Martin Fortier and his wife, Maude-Hélène are a thirty something couple who have been farming successfully […]

March 2014

An Ecovillage Leader

Cynthia Tina (BAS ‘15) lives in an ecovillage in Massachusetts and is exploring ecovillages as physical expressions of the worldview of the “interconnection” that we need to experience in order to move beyond the separation that characterizes many mainstream lives. She feels that this shift in consciousness is at the heart of creating change in […]

August 2013

A Beginning Farmer Shares Her Journey

Kelly Allen (BAS ‘14) is developing a small farm in Maine where she is growing and marketing vegetables to individuals and restaurants. Her self-designed studies this semester included garden preparation, permaculture design principles, soil science, composting, cold climate farming practices, growing fruits, grains, and beans, GMOs, seed saving, how to market vegetables, and an evaluation […]

April 2013

The "Why" of Tiny

Meet Mariah Coz (BAS ‘14), left. She lives in a renovated 1960s off-grid trailer she named “The COMET” (Cost-effective, Off-grid Mobile Eco Trailer) while she pursues her studies in Tiny Houses in relation to the environment, the economy, and sustainable principles. Mariah is also exploring the space outside of a tiny house – small, intensive, […]

January 2013

Goddard Semiannual Sustainability Progress Report

January 16, 2013 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 emissions and to integrate sustainability into all aspects of college activities. The carbon inventory, […]

July 2012

Report from the Sustainability Team at Goddard

Formed in 2007, the Goddard College Sustainability Team aims to help Goddard become carbon neutral in fuels burned on campus and electricity usage by 2020, and to increase energy efficiency and reduce consumption and waste. Below is a report of initiatives as of July 9, 2012. Energy Efficiency As a result of our ongoing upgrades […]

April 2011

World Challenger Matt Paneitz (BAS '12)

Alumnus Mateo Paneitz (BAS ’12) went to Comalapa, Guatemala, in 2003 as a Peace Corps volunteer. Peneitz’s desire to help this impoverished, predominantly Mayan community didn’t end with his tour though. He sold his car in the U.S. to raise funds to found the non-profit Long Way Home, Inc., to create better employment and education […]