BA in Sustainability Blog

September 2016

2016 Goddard Annual Sustainability Progress Report

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 energy use and carbon emissions with a goal to become carbon neutral in fuels burned on campus and electricity usage […]

March 2016

Black/ Land Project and Deep Inspiration

Black/Land Project’s founder and director, Mistinguette Smith, joined us during the Spring 2016 Undergraduate residency. Mistinguette’s morning keynote, “Whose Speech Matters,” gave a deeply inspiring overview of the Black/Land Project while challenging us to see beyond the narrow frames of black relationships to land. Mistinguette also spoke about historical trauma in the context of black […]

And Our Jaws Dropped

A special day of graduating student presentations in the Undergraduate program, Spring 2016. A sampler of images and talks below: Herbalism & Permaculture: The House, The Farm, and the Marketplace, with Ifatunmise Jon Provost Cooking up Reflection, Connection, and Liberation, with Kristin Schwab I Believe It While I See It, with Cole Tucker-Walton Recognition Matters: […]

February 2016

Freeing Speech/ Speaking Freedom

The Spring 2016 Undergraduate (UGP) Residencies are focusing on the theme, Freeing Speech/ Speaking Freedom. The UGP1 Residency Opening Session launched with a participatory “Citizen Howl” and transitioned into a World Cafe reflection about Goddard College’s draft Social Justice and Anti-Oppression Statement. The theme of Freeing Speech/ Speaking Freedom will be an ongoing thread through […]

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. […]