When Khanti Munro ’04 started his studies at Green Mountain College more than a decade ago, he created a self-designed major in order to study solar and other renewable energy sources. Now, Munro is one of five GMC graduates working at Same Sun of Vermont in Rutland. Khanti and GMC alum Tyler Crow ’06 were interviewed in this Rutland Herald article on how younger workers are making an impact in the growing solar energy field.
Prof. Kevin Bubriski (fine arts) was featured in the New York Times “Lens” blog. The piece includes a slideshow showcasing his recent trip to Nepal. Kevin first travelled to Nepal as a Peace Corps worker. He has returned over the decades to capture its stark landscapes and resilient people, offering a reminder of a vanished world. Kevin’s new book Nepal: 1975-2011 was published by the Peabody Museum Press.
Vermont author and activist Bill McKibben spoke Feb. 17 in Green Mountain College’s Ackley Auditorium. His talk “Imagining World Communities” addressed ways in which humans are reassessing traditional approaches to providing food, energy, transportation and governance in response to rapid environmental and economic changes. McKibben, the author of The End of Nature and founder of 350.org, gave the talk as the first scholar in residence of the Green Mountain College’s new Master of Science in Resilient and Sustainable Communities (MRSC) program. McKibben congratulated GMC for being among the first colleges to divest from publicly-traded companies which hold most of the world’s known coal, oil and gas reserves.