The past week, I have devoted significant amounts of time to washing the dishes of my fellow community members. Why? Well, it’s one of the many facets of being in our community. Each semester, Sterling students are required to complete one week of either farm or dish chores. It switches each semester. Last semester, I spent a week caring for the animals on our working farm, ensuring that they had food, water, and clean bedding. This week, following each meal, I am in the kitchen, helping to wash the plates, cups, and mugs that have been used in the process of eating our delicious food. While it’s not the most pleasant task on campus, we do it because we know that our labor is needed for this community to function. It’s a labor of love for this unique community that we call home.
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Did you miss President Matthew Derr's piece on Vermont Public Radio this evening? Catch up on our new Strategic Plan & Initiative here:
At minute 24, tune in to the Dave Gram show and Sterling's own President Matthew Derr as his guest to talk about the role of higher education in the midst of climate change and extractive economics.
A beautiful update on what our friends at The Berry Center have been up to.
Blessed to have this view right out our back door, and for farms to meet wilderness right here in our community.
In response to the #ClimateEmergency, "A college standing up to say, 'Enough,' and adapting in kind is an inspiring and thought-provoking approach." Read more about @SterlingCollege in this @TimesArgus editorial https://t.co/wtuPwmupMO via @timesargus
THIS IS A CLIMATE EMERGENCY. @SterlingCollege takes a stand with students across the world. Read more from @PresDerrSC on @Medium #ClimateEmergency #GretaThunberg #Environment #FridaysForFuture @billmckibben @StephenAtHome @LeoDiCaprio @AOC https://t.co/NdwtrLJ02V