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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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The Wise Man Built His House Among the Trees

Klaus DeBoer ’16 spent part of the summer of 2015 in Ethiopia, conducting research into the cultural, economic, and ecological significance of church forests. It was a National Science Foundation…

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Carrot Dill Soup

At Sterling, we’ve been doing a seed trial program with High Mowing Seeds testing out the company’s numerous varieties and seeing which grows best, tastes best raw, and cooks best….

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Maple Syrup: The Sweet Life

Spring in Vermont means one thing: mud. We also make maple syrup sometimes. When we’re not in class or relishing a few fleeting hours of sleep, the Forestry Crew at…

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