On Jan. 29, 2019, Middlebury College announced an ambitious plan to combat the threat of climate change. The plan includes four major commitments: transition the College to 100% renewable energy sources, significantly reduce energy consumption, divest the College's $1.2 billion endowment from fossil fuel investments and support new educational initiatives focused on climate change.
However, questions remain about how the college will achieve these goals, and what it will mean for its students, staff and faculty. Through this project, The Campus is committed to critically reporting on the progress of the college in meeting these goals. We hope to provide the Middlebury community context, background and a deeper understanding of how this process will work through narratives and media.
We hope that you follow along with this series beginning on Oct. 30.