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Ella Simon '22 is currently studying human impacts on the ocean's environment by participating in the Sea Education Association (SEA) Semester program, which has set sail for a six-week voyage from Auckland to Christchurch, New Zealand.

Bennington College has been awarded a four-year $290,000 grant from the New York-based The Endeavor Foundation to launch The Endeavor Foundation Environmental Changemaker Fellowship Program, which includes funded internships for Bennington students to work in nonprofits with a focus on environmental justice.

Students in Judith Enck's Plastic Pollution and What Students Can Do About It course have written letters to the editor about the need to protect the environment and marine life from the growing problem of plastic pollution.

Ethan Koss-Smith '21 speaks about the process of producing his debut album To Gallery a Cloud Ground.

The Nation interviewed faculty member John Hultgren for an article exploring the links, both historical and contemporary, between nationalism and environmentalism. 

Kendra Ouellette '19 is currently participating in the Sea Education Association (SEA) Semester program in Marine Biodiversity & Conservation, which has set sail for a five-week voyage from Nassau, Bahamas to New York City.

The latest book from journalist, food reform advocate, and award-winning author Michael Pollan '76 will explore how mind-altering psychedelics might be used to treat depression, anxiety, and addiction.

Associate Director of Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) and Environment faculty member David Bond has been invited to become a Member of the School of Social Science at the prestigious Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) for the upcoming academic year.

Director of Bennington’s Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA), Susan Sgorbati, and faculty member in the environment and Associate Director of CAPA David Bond have been named Global Affiliates at the University of Vermont’s Gund Institute for Environment.

The Bennington Banner published an op-ed by faculty member and Associate Director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action David Bond, which gave context and concerns to the subject of the oil train now parked near residential areas in North Bennington. 

John Hultgren’s Border Walls Gone Green was a finalist for the first-annual Clay Morgan Award for the Best Book in Environmental Political Theory.

The Atlantic quoted faculty member John Hultgren in an article on Trump's solar powered border wall, "Trump's Solar-Powered Border Wall Is More Than a Troll." 

Nejem Rahemm '94, an Associate Professor at Emerson College, is the recipient of a 2017 Judy and Bob Huret Faculty Excellence Award. 

Faculty member Kerry Woods co-authored a paper that has been published in Bioscience.

The Oyster War by Summer Brennan '01 was named as a finalist for the Orion Book Award.

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation held a meeting of community member and local legislators from Vermont on September 28 in at Bennington College to answer questions from the community, and communicate further information about PFOA as it unfolds. 

Get to know the flora, fine art trellises, and dedicated keepers of Purple Carrot Farm, the Bennington student garden, an initiative powered by the student-run Bennington Sustainable Food Project. 
 

Need caption to provide context for Plan inquiry. —Rivvy Eisenberg 'XX

Bennington College biology faculty member Betsy Sherman took 14 students to the Cayman Islands for Field Work Term, in conjunction with her class Field Course in Coral Reef Biology. Students became certified scuba divers and gained first-hand experience studying coral reef fish biodiversity, collecting valuable data to be used for research studies and governmental policy.

There will be an exhibition of student work on view, "Connecting Through Place: The Future of a New England Mill Town," at the Left Bank Gallery in North Bennington. Bennington faculty and students used the town and landscape of Bennington as a vehicle to understand connections between the biophysical world, societal issues, and history. The College was awarded a National Science Foundation grant in 2012 in support of a three-year curricular project aimed at exploring sustainable futures for former mill towns in New England.

Summer Brennan '01 won NYU's second annual Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award. Brennan's first book was The Oyster War: The True Story of a Small Farm, Big Politics, and the Future of Wilderness in America. She has written for New York Magazine, Scientific American, Pacific Standard, McSweeneys, The Millions, The Rumpus, and others.

David Bond, associate director of the Center for the Advancement of Public Action, spoke with Vermont Public Radio about a course being taught at Bennington College about PFOA. 

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Bennington College nearly $90,000 for a Rapid Response grant to support a new course and conduct original research on the perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) contamination recently discovered in Hoosick Falls, NY, and North Bennington, VT.

Faculty member Kerry Woods spent last semester completing a month-long Fulbright Senior Specialist program project in Slovenia. He collaborated with Slovenian scientists from the University of Ljubljana to develop a network of forest researchers in eastern/central Europe to use of long-term data-sets from European old-growth forests. The project culminated in an international workshop that he organized with Dr. Thomas Nagel at Ljubljana.

The Bennington College Program on the Environment is launching a speaker series examining the effects of environmental change, from climate change to urban and suburban development, on infectious diseases for both humans and animals.

Boston Globe columnist Joan Wickersham cites Bennington's biomass heating system as an example of biomass done thoughtfully.

Ecology faculty member Kerry Woods contributed to a study finding that forests with dense canopies create a microclimate that protects a variety of vulnerable plant species from warming air temperatures. The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, was picked up by several media outlets, including BBC News.

The National Science Foundation has awarded Bennington a $200,000 grant in support of a three-year curricular project aimed at exploring sustainable futures for former mill towns in New England.

Ecology faculty member Kerry Woods’ research on "Losses in understory diversity over three decades in an old-growth cool-temperate forest" has been published in the March issue of the Canadian Journal of Forest Research.

Environmental Studies Director Valerie Imbruce was interviewed on WBAI Pacifica Radio in New York City this week for a segment on the City's plans to make its food system more locally sourced and accessible to low-income and immigrant communities.