ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

Environmental Stewardship means working in harmony with the natural world—making sustainable choices that protect the climate, water, soil and wilderness while ensuring that our food system is healthful and just.  It also means fostering those ideals in other people of all ages and backgrounds.

At Sterling College we own this as the essential enterprise: To create with you an innovative education that inspires, challenges, and pushes you to discover your environmental stewardship vision, whether you’re conducting research in the arctic, growing food for yourself and others, drafting clean water legislation for your state, or leading a youth group on a wilderness canoe trip.

We believe this can’t be done in a classroom alone, but needs to happen at the junctures where humanity and nature meet. So get ready to get your hands dirty.

Visit Sterling

In a world where colleges, like big box stores, look increasingly alike, Sterling is unlike any other school in the nation. Which is why you need to visit.

Breathe the fresh, mountain air on our rural Vermont campus. Watch our draft horses at work and tour our woodlands, greenhouses, classrooms, and studios. Relish a farm-to-table lunch with Sterling faculty and students.

See for yourself that it’s possible to learn in a place where you can live your values. Schedule a visit now. (And wear your work boots.)

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Sterling College Community Food Action Students Explore Approaches to Local Food Security

Community Food Action Social movements and innovation often begin and have a big impact at the local level, and students in a Sterling College course are exploring what that means…

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Matthew Derr and Mary Berry Speak at The Land Institute’s 2018 Prairie Festival

Sterling College Trustee and Executive Director of The Berry Center, Mary Berry, and President Matthew Derr had the privilege of presenting together at this year’s Prairie Festival at The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas. Click…

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Peter Gould to Read from “Horse Drawn Yogurt” at Sterling College on December 7

Vermont author and activist Peter Gould will read from his non-fiction book about the back-to-the-land movement, “Horse-Drawn Yogurt: Stories from Total Loss Farm,” at the Brown Library at Sterling College…

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Pies for People Tenth Anniversary Volunteer Event on November 14 at Sterling College

Pies for People will celebrate its tenth anniversary this fall, thanks to a group of businesses, nonprofit organizations and committed volunteers who make it happen. The coordinators of this effort…

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Upcoming Events

  • November Break

    November 17, 2018 - November 25, 2018 @ 

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  • Simpson 1 Reserved for Veteran Counselor

    November 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Simpson 1

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  • Common House Reserved-Community Council

    November 20, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Common House

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  • November Break

    November 17, 2018 - November 25, 2018 @ 

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  • Whole Communities

    November 21, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Rachel Carson

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  • Racial Justice Task Force

    November 21, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Common House

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  • Alliance Weekly Meeting

    November 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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  • Offices closed

    November 22, 2018 - November 23, 2018 @ 

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  • November Break

    November 17, 2018 - November 25, 2018 @ 

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  • All Student Meeting

    November 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    Simpson 1958

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    Nationwide initiative named Sterling College as having the nation’s top local, sustainable, humane, and fair-trade collegiate food system. Read More

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Sterling College Community Food Action Students Explore Approaches to Local Food Security

Community Food Action Social movements and innovation often begin and have a big impact at the local level, and students in a Sterling College course are exploring what that means…

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Matthew Derr and Mary Berry Speak at The Land Institute’s 2018 Prairie Festival

Sterling College Trustee and Executive Director of The Berry Center, Mary Berry, and President Matthew Derr had the privilege of presenting together at this year’s Prairie Festival at The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas. Click…

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Alumni Spotlight: Erin Lane ’00

Name: Erin Lane (nee: Small) Graduation Year: 2000 Degree:  Grassroots Certificate; AA Natural Resource Management; BA Wildlands Ecology and Management Current Hometown: Peacham, VT Employment:  USDA Forest Service, Northern Research…

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