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Bennington College has earned its second STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Hands-on sustainability work at Bennington College

By Mary Brothers '22

The US plastics industry’s contribution to climate change is on track to exceed that of coal-fired power in this country by 2030, finds The New Coal: Plastics & Climate Change, a report from CAPA Senior Fellow Judith Enck and the Beyond Plastics project.

Bennington College has earned a STARS Gold rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Bennington College is thrilled to be one of the inaugural recipients of the Frankenthaler Climate Initiative. Launched by the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation in partnership with Rocky Mountain Institute and Environment & Culture Partners, the Frankenthaler Climate Initiative advances the goal of carbon neutrality across the visual arts.

Bennington College has earned a STARS Silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

Watch the keynote address of SolarFest, featuring Storm Cunningham, a global thought leader in community revitalization and natural resource restoration, co-hosted with the Center for the Advancement of Public Action at Bennington College, thanks to a grant from the Regenerative Food Network.

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.

Commons has been the flagship building of Bennington College’s campus since the College opened in 1932. In Fall 2019, the building reopened upon the completion of the first significant renovation in its 87-year history.