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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A Spring Semester Start with Emma Stein ‘19

EMMA STEIN ‘19 SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE MAJOR/AGROECOLOGY FOCUS Greenwich, NY | born & raised Emma is passionate about science and gathering the skills she needs to be a well-rounded person who …

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Sterling College Awarded $350,000 Grant to Establish Robert B. Annis Center for Ecology

Craftsbury Common, Vt. —  November 27, 2018   Loss of habitat. Declining pH levels of our oceans. Global temperature trends. The world around us is being changed by human activity…

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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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Upcoming Events

  • Long block classes end

    December 10, 2018

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  • December Graduates Luncheon

    December 10, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
    Dunbar Dining Hall

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  • Faculty Meeting- Common House

    December 10, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Common House

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  • Aldo Leopold Reserved for Evening Class

    December 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Rachel Carson Reserved for Quantitative Skills

    December 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Saplings Board Meeting

    December 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Simpson 1

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  • Exams and Final Project Block

    December 11, 2018 - December 12, 2018 @ 

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  • Simpson 1 Reserved for Veteran Counselor

    December 11, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Simpson 1

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  • Common House Reserved-Community Council

    December 11, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Common House

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  • Senior Symposium- 1958 Room

    December 11, 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
    1958 Room

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  • Aldo Leopold Reserved for Evening Class

    December 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Exams and Final Project Block

    December 11, 2018 - December 12, 2018 @ 

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  • Racial Justice Task Force

    December 12, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Common House

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  • Senior Symposium

    December 12, 2018 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Alliance Weekly Meeting

    December 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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  • Winter Break Begins (non-Bounder)

    December 13, 2018

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  • Rachel Carson Reserved for Quantitative Skills

    December 13, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

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  • Aldo Leopold Reserved for Evening Class

    December 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Sterling Alumni

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    Sterling provides the education and experience that prepares our graduates to lead productive lives as environmental stewards. Read More

  • Faculty:Student

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    Ratio

    You will not be a number at Sterling college. Read More

  • Campus Kitchen

    No. 1

    in the Nation

    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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A Spring Semester Start with Emma Stein ‘19

EMMA STEIN ‘19 SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE MAJOR/AGROECOLOGY FOCUS Greenwich, NY | born & raised Emma is passionate about science and gathering the skills she needs to be a well-rounded person who …

View more

Sterling College Awarded $350,000 Grant to Establish Robert B. Annis Center for Ecology

Craftsbury Common, Vt. —  November 27, 2018   Loss of habitat. Declining pH levels of our oceans. Global temperature trends. The world around us is being changed by human activity…

View more

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…

View more