CAPA News

Image of solarfest text and sunburst CAPA Cohosts 25th Anniversary SolarFest

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.

Photo of Purple Carrot Farm Resilience Gardening in Bennington

On May 18, CAPA and the Robert Frost Stone House Museum hosted a webinar on Resilience Gardening in Bennington, featuring some of our community's expert gardeners who answered questions on everything from compost to keeping plants healthy to saving seeds, and much more.

Photo of produce in shopping cart Market Basket Study of Bennington, VT

Thirteen students in Tatiana Abatemarco's Resilience and Food Access in Bennington, VT course presented their market basket study, which analyzes the availability of healthy foods in an area, to the Bennington Hunger Council via Zoom.

Photo of girl holding turtle poster Beyond Plastics Announces Winners of the Earth Day Poster Contest

From 113 entries received from students around the country, Rachel Huang from Flushing, Queens, NY; Athena Tumbelekis from Geneva, NY; and Artley Whipple from Orinda, CA have been selected as winners of the Beyond Plastics Earth Day poster contest.

Photo of Bennington CAPA building Bennington Interns Offer Community Assistance

During the COVID-19 pandemic, twenty-two Bennington College students are interning for local organizations working to support food sustainability, public health, family initiatives, and other resources for Bennington community members.

Stacks of fabric masks Bennington Joins Consortium's Efforts to Purchase PPE for NYS Prisons

Bennington College's Prison Education Initiative (PEI) has partnered with fellow members of The New York Consortium for Higher Education in Prison (NY-CHEP) to provide protective face masks for all incarcerated individuals in New York State.

Photo of Purple Carrot Farm Local Farmers Respond to COVID-19

With the recent global pandemic and Vermont's stay-at-home order, local farmers are responding to public health and food security concerns through new measures to protect customers and create more resilient communities.

Photo of BPI graduation Prison Education Initiative to Award Associate of Art Degree

Bennington College has received accreditation from the New England Commissions of Higher Education (NECHE) to award a Bennington College Associate of Art degree to incarcerated students through its Prison Education Initiative (PEI).

Photo of balanced scales made of leaves $290,000 Awarded to Launch Environmental Fellowship Program

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.

Text Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Logo $15,000 Awarded to Local Organizations Addressing Food Insecurity in Bennington County

Bennington College has awarded three grants of $5,000 each to implement and support community-proposed initiatives that explore and expand food systems in Bennington county.