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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Student Life Reflections with Jake Applegate ’20

 JAKE APPLEGATE ’20 SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE MAJOR/SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS MINOR Havertown, PA | born & raised Jake’s passion for growing herbs, cooking and learning about food systems translates well into what…

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Judith Jones’ Biographer Sara Franklin to Present at Sterling College on October 6

Sterling College presents an evening honoring the gift of the Judith and Evan Jones Food Library to the College with a free public talk by Judith Jones’ biographer Sara Franklin,…

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Dr. Serin Houston to Present About Current Migration Scope, Impacts & Activism at Sterling College on October 7

The topic of migration commands a central role in contemporary policy debates, social activism and local, national and international media. Sterling College invites the public to attend a free talk…

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Sterling College Hosts Autumn Open House on October 6

Sterling College is offering an opportunity for prospective students and their families to visit campus, explore its academic offerings and eat lunch in its nationally-recognized dining hall by hosting an…

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Upcoming Events

  • Faculty Meeting- Common House

    October 15, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Common House

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  • Aldo Leopold Reserved for Evening Class

    October 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Rachel Carson Reserved for Quantitative Skills

    October 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Aldo Leopold Reserved for Alliance Meeting

    October 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm
    Aldo Leopold Classroom

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  • Simpson 1 Reserved for Veteran Counselor

    October 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Simpson 1

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  • Common House Reserved-Community Council

    October 16, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    Common House

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  • Aldo Leopold Reserved for Evening Class

    October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Poetry Swap

    October 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    Dunbar Student Center

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  • Whole Communities

    October 17, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    Rachel Carson

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  • Alliance Weekly Meeting

    October 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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  • Community Harvest Dinner

    October 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    The Church on the Common, Craftsbury Common

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  • Fall Break (no classes)

    October 18, 2018 - October 23, 2018 @ 

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  • OSSU Farm to School - In-Service

    October 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Simpson 1958 Room

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  • Rachel Carson Reserved for Quantitative Skills

    October 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm

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  • Aldo Leopold Reserved for Evening Class

    October 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 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

    6:1

    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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Student Life Reflections with Jake Applegate ’20

 JAKE APPLEGATE ’20 SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE MAJOR/SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS MINOR Havertown, PA | born & raised Jake’s passion for growing herbs, cooking and learning about food systems translates well into what…

View more

Judith Jones’ Biographer Sara Franklin to Present at Sterling College on October 6

Sterling College presents an evening honoring the gift of the Judith and Evan Jones Food Library to the College with a free public talk by Judith Jones’ biographer Sara Franklin,…

View more

Dr. Serin Houston to Present About Current Migration Scope, Impacts & Activism at Sterling College on October 7

The topic of migration commands a central role in contemporary policy debates, social activism and local, national and international media. Sterling College invites the public to attend a free talk…

View more