Conference and Seminar
Service Learning Projects
Building a statewide climate campaign
Crafting political support for federal action
Critiquing climate strategies and tactics
Publicizing the urgency of the climate crisis
Reaching out to young progressives and disaffected conservatives
Advancing the web-based and educational work of climate-friendly companies
Reading List
Program (.pdf)
This project, a collaboration with many grassroots leaders in Vermont, was designed to build a broad non-partisan coalition of Vermonters in support of state-wide climate legislation

Student Group Statement

We worked with Steve Maier, Randy Kritkausky, Deb Sachs, Paul Bortz, Connie Leach Bisson and Jon Isham. Utilizing threories, statistics and case studies encountered in and outside of class, we developed a strategic plan for how to build an effective grassroots coalition to support climate work in Vermont. We focused specifically on how to mobilize support for statewide legislation on climate change (such as H-49, the bill that Rep. Steven Maier and his colleagues, submitted in the Vermont House of Representatives on Friday, January 14th, 2005), how to sustain a long-term commitment to counteracting climate change, how to activate non-traditional allies, and how such a venture might practically be financed. We also found a broadly-appealing name for this coalition. Our work played a major role in developing the strategies of building networks and of collaborating with organizations not currently aligned with the climate movement.

Interfaith Environmental Awareness and Action in Vermont:
This wonderful website, developed by Middlebury ES401 students in the fall of 2004, is a detailed presentation of the network of faith communities in Vermont.

Vermont Renewable Energies:
Another great website developed by Middlebury ES401 students in the fall of 2004, which shows current distribution and application of renewable energies in Vermont.