January 2016

New Goddard Partnership with Food First!

The Undergraduate Program is thrilled to announce that current Goddard students can now receive academic credit (up to 3 undergraduate credits) for ten-day Food Sovereignty Tours (FST) organized by Food First. Participants can experience local food systems and the food sovereignty movement first-hand, with critical reflection and writing. The educational tours take place over ten-day […]

Why I Chose Goddard’s BA in Sustainability Program

Host of Visionary Aquaponics podcast, Maribou Latour (BAS ’12) on why she chose Goddard’s BA in Sustainability Program.

Podcast Visionary

Maribou Latour (BAS ’12) has created the podcast Visionary Aquaponics based on her passion for food and water security, aquaponics, and permaculture. She features interviews with “the best voices, minds, and experts in the aquaponics industry, so that you can…learn about the amazing impacts, successes, failures, challenges, and tips of past and present aquaponic ventures around the world.” The podcast already includes […]

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 […]