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!

Photo by Jim Mendell
Photo by Jim Mendell

In Bill McKibben’s words, the protest “ramps up the remarkable three-year-old fight against the plans by Vermont Gas to build the new pipeline south from Burlington. The battle — one of literally dozens around the country — is part of a new wave of opposition to fossil fuel plans, what one gas executive earlier this year called ‘the Keystone-ization’ of virtually every new fossil fuel infrastructure project.”
Part of the protesters’ message: we do not need more pipeline infrastructure, which will lock us into fossil fuel dependence. Vermont needs to follow the wisdom of so many global leaders, including European utility companies like Enel, which see energy’s future in wind and sun.

As McKibben adds, “Powering ourselves is not impossible—and it’s ethically imperative in a world where literally millions are now dying from the various effects of climate change, effects that we Vermonters have been contributing to in large quantities over our last century of fossil-fuel burning.”
For more information, read the article at VTDigger.

Important Announcement

The Board of Directors for Goddard College have made the difficult decision to close the college at the end of the 2024 Spring term.  


Current Goddard students will have the opportunity to complete their degrees at the same tuition rate through a teach-out with like-minded institution, Prescott College. Updates and scholarship funds will be available in the coming weeks and months. Information will be posted to

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