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The Green Campus

02/16/12 12:00PM By Jane Lindholm
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AP/Toby Talbot
UVM's Davis Center at UVM has received a LEED gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Sustainability has become a watch word on college campuses over the past few years. But several Vermont colleges have been incorporating this practice in their operations and curriculums for quite some time. Green Mountain College recently was deemed the country's second carbon neutral college, UVM has stopped the sale of bottled water on campus and Middlebury College's environmental studies program dates back to 1965.

We check in with representatives from these schools on how important these moves are to prospective college students and how the campus serves as a sustainability incubator for the rest of the community. And we hear from Chronicle of Higher Education Senior Reporter Scott Carlson on how these trends are playing out nationally.

And we hear about an Essex High School group that won an MTV contest for creating a substance-free weekend event that they held at the Champlain Valley Expo.

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uvm middlebury_college green_mountain_college bill_throop gioia_thompson jack_byrne st._michael's_college essex_high_school environment education

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