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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Alumni Spotlight: Ladda Kosaketh ’12

Name:  Ladda Kosaketh Graduation Year: December 2012 Degree:  B.A. Outdoor Education & Leadership Current Hometown: I grew up in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and after living in several places after high school, I have come back to…

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Sterling Receives $2.5 Million Grant and a $500,000 Fundraising Challenge from the NoVo Foundation

Sterling Receives $2.5 Million Grant and a $500,000 Fundraising Challenge from the NoVo Foundation Grant to Fund No-Tuition Sustainable Agriculture Program in Kentucky Named for Wendell Berry Craftsbury Common, Vt….

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Sterling College Students Design Curriculum for Children

—This article, written by June Pichel Cook, appeared originally on December 12, 2018 in The Hardwick Gazette. We are grateful for permission to reprint it. CRAFTSBURY – The Craftsbury Academy Woodlot Nature Curriculum was…

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Alumni Spotlight: Leonard Brennan ’76

Name: Leonard A. Brennan, PhD Graduation Year: 1976 Degree:  Grassroots Project Current Hometown: Kingsville, Texas Employment:  Professor of Wildlife Ecology and C.C. Winn Endowed Chair for Quail Research, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife…

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    January 21, 2019

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  • I Am Not Your Negro-Movie & Discussion

    January 21, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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    January 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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  • Sterling Alumni

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    meeting career goals

    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

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  • Campus Kitchen

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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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Alumni Spotlight: Ladda Kosaketh ’12

Name:  Ladda Kosaketh Graduation Year: December 2012 Degree:  B.A. Outdoor Education & Leadership Current Hometown: I grew up in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and after living in several places after high school, I have come back to…

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Good Work Is Membership

Good Work Is Membership by Dr. Leah Bayens   “People are joined to the land by work. Land, work, people, and community are all comprehended in the idea of culture.”…

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Good Work Is Needing Each Other

Paige Garner participated in the inaugural course of the Wendell Berry Farming Program in Kentucky in September 2018, a two-week intensive titled Homecoming I: Good Work is Membership. We are…

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