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  • “I was drawn to Sterling because of the work program. I know that at the end of four years I will walk away from Sterling with a résumé full of work and life experiences that any employer would find of interest. Returning to a sense of place, community, and local resilience is the next step in the environmental movement. Sterling is at the forefront of this movement; a college education here trains you to be a leader through engaged practice in community living.”

  • “This small college is one of the most important places in this country. Any institution can announce its ideals; great ones live them out–in the curriculum, on the campus, and in the portfolio.”

    Bill McKibben

    Bill McKibben

    honorary Sterling alumnus, environmental activist, and author of The End of Nature, Deep Economy, and Oil and Honey

  • “Sterling values strong environmental ties to the land. The value of environmental ethics is taught side by side with the courses. It’s really the college’s commitment to climate and social justice issues.”

    Nathan Welleford ’16

    B.A. Outdoor Education, minor in Climate Justice[lsp1]. . Currently works as the Event Coordinator for Kentucky for Kentucky, a company promoting the people and products of the state. He received Sterling College’s Climate Justice Scholarship for glacial research he conducted in Wyoming’s Wind River Range

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Reflections on the Vermont Food Systems Study Tour

For three weeks this summer, I traveled in a large white van with seven other students, two instructors, and a media fellow, navigating the food system and landscape of Vermont….

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Here Comes the Sun

“Here comes the sun, do-do do-do, here comes the sun, and I say it’s alright…” My eyes snap open. I roll over, tap the snooze button on my tablet, and…

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Brandon Erny Wins Young Investigator Award

Sophomore Brandon Erny has been selected by the Composting Council Research and Education Foundation (CCREF) to receive the Young Investigator Scholarship a $2500 research award established to recognize an outstanding…

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