Fifty Years of Green is a timeline-based digital exhibit documenting the environmental studies curriculum at Middlebury College. The students of HIST 222 created this exhibit in Spring 2015 as part of the commemoration of the 1965 creation of the ES Major at Middlebury.  Nine teams of historians created timeline-based exhibits covering the period roughly from 1961 to 2010.  Although each team took its own approach, all sought to document Middlebury's changing curriculum, environmental debates and activities on the college's campus, and some broader events in national and global environmental history.  

To view our exhibits, click on the Chronology link above.  

As pictured above, we are, left to right:  Hope Kuchinski '17; Liddy Renner '18; Gigi Miller '18; Eileen Daley, '18; Aidan McClaughlin '17.5; Ethan Sivulich '16; Ali Cook '16; Sarah Dohan '17; Adrian Leong '16.5; Robert Engel '18; Esteban Arenas '18; Katie Hill '15; Ben Harris '16; Victoria Buschman '15; Professor Kathryn Morse, History & Env. Studies; Maddy Berkman '15; Emily Nuss '15; Danny Nigh '15; Joseph Mutter '15; Laura Bashor '17; Parker Peltzer '17; Ash Babcock '17; Austin Stevens '18; Katherine Hobbs '17; Alexis Hughes '17; Lilia Namsing '16; Natalie Cheung '18.  Not pictured:  Kate Leib '16 and Simon Willig '17.5.

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