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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 28, 2009
Kevin Coburn, Director of Communications
802-287-8926
coburnk@greenmtn.edu

GMC Welcomes New Sustainability Coordinator

POULTNEY-- Green Mountain College is pleased to welcome Amber Garrard as the College’s new sustainability coordinator. A native of southern Oregon, Amber came to Vermont to attend the SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, where she earned a M.A. in Sustainable Development.

Amber brings to GMC a wealth of experience with sustainability initiatives. During her practicum at SIT she served as the institution’s sustainability coordinator; she started and managed the SIT Community Garden; and advocated for the institution’s signing of the Presidents Climate Commitment. She worked with SIT Study Abroad Academic Directors in Australia and Ecuador to design training materials and promote sustainability in study abroad policy for World Learning. Amber was also a research fellow for the Sustainable Endowments Institute and contributed to the 2009 Campus Sustainability Report Card. She holds a B.A. in English literature from the University of Portland.

Amber says she is “looking forward to working with the Green Mountain College students, faculty and staff, and the community to continue expanding a culture of sustainability throughout the campus and the local region.”

Green Mountain College is a four year liberal arts college that takes the environment as a unifying theme for its 850 undergraduates in 21 major programs of study. GMC also offers two master's degrees: A master of science in environmental studies and a master of business administration (M.B.A.). Founded in 1834, Green Mountain College is celebrating its 175th anniversary.


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