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Block Course Wins Governor's Award
Green Mountain College’s 2006 block course, titled “Food, Agriculture, and Community Development in the Northeast,” received the Vermont Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence and Pollution Prevention.

The College was recognized at an awards ceremony in the House Chamber of the State House in Montpelier on Monday, April 21, 2008. The award was presented by George Crombie, Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, and Governor Jim Douglas. A reception followed the ceremony.

The class, offered by Prof. Philip Ackerman-Leist (environmental studies), Prof. Jacob Park (business & public policy), and Prof. Eleanor Tison (cultural anthropology), explored how food choices affect the community. The class visited roughly one dozen area farms and hosted several national food and agricultural experts as guest speakers. As a final project, the class created sustainable purchasing guidelines for Withey Dining Hall.