The annual holiday concert features the Green Mountain College Choirs, GMC Festival Brass and guest musicians. This popular event offers lively music for the season and opportunities for the audience to join in the singing of favorite carols. more...

Open-Ended Turkey
Prof. Philip Ackerman-Leist’s op-ed article Open-Ended Turkey appeared for the Thansgiving holiday in GOOD Magazine.

“In order to create just, sustainable, and humane food systems at the local level, respect for contrasting dietary choices is a prerequisite for coming to the table,” Ackerman-Leist writes.

“Our re-envisioned foodsheds can easily accommodate vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores in ways that can develop diversified entrepreneurial opportunities that support all of these dietary choices. Slaughterhouses, charcuterie shops, orchards, vegetable CSAs, microbreweries, and soy manufacturers are all part of the mix.”

Ackerman-Leist’s new book Rebuilding the Foodshed: How to Create Local, Sustainable, and Secure Food Systems published by Chelsea Green will be released March 1, 2013.

Carnelius Green Named NAC Player of the Week
Sophomore forward Carnelius Green was named North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Player of the Week for his contributions to the men's basketball team's opening weekend performance at the Mitchell Tip-off Tournament Showcase.

Green averaged 20 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 4.5 assists over the weekend as the team split a pair of games. In Friday's narrow defeat against Mitchell, the sophomore forward poured in 24 points and added 13 boards, four assists, and three steals.

Green showed the consistency of his game on Saturday as he helped the team to a victory over Mount Ida with 16 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists to go with two steals and two blocks. All of his production was efficient as he shot 50 percent from the floor and 77.8 percent from the free throw line.

The Player of the Week honor was the first of his career after twice earning NAC Rookie of the Week in his freshman campaign.

GMC Presents at AASHE Conference
Last month, Green Mountain College made a splash in Los Angeles at the annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

Senior Meiko Lunetta, sustainability office manager, delivered a powerful oral presentation about the Arty Bowls project titled “Building More Sustainable Communities through Agriculture Integration.” Dozens of inspired students, staff, and faculty from around the country asked her questions about GMC’s community outreach efforts and campus farm. She also presented a poster about last year’s “Sharing the Spirit—Do it in the Dark Energy Conservation Challenge."

Chemistry professor Sue Sutheimer delivered an exciting early morning presentation entitled “Global Climate Change: Integrative Curriculum Development for General Chemistry” with Dr. Daniel King of Drexel University. Her efforts are heating up the national movement on climate change education through chemistry classes.

GMC’s John F. and Diane S. Professor of Business and Economics Matt Mayberry teamed up with Provost Bill Throop to give a joint presentation on “Setting Stretch Goals: Sustainability as the Organizing Principle for a Strategic Plan." As Chair of the AASHE Board of Directors, Throop gave an additional presentation at the AASHE member meeting.

Aaron Witham, GMC’s new sustainability coordinator, rounded out the team with a poster presentation on the Power of Three Partnership where recycled office paper collected on the Poultney campus are processed through a local supply chain and end-up back on campus in the form of hand towels, napkins, and toilet paper.

President’s Holiday Open House
President Paul Fonteyn and Marsha Fonteyn cordially invite all students, faculty, and staff to join them by the fireplace in the Grand Lobby of Withey for friendship, cheer and song immediately following the GMC holiday concert in Ackley Hall this Saturday, December 1.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. The concert features the Green Mountain College Choirs, GMC Festival Brass and guest musicians. This popular event offers lively music for the season and opportunities for the audience to join in the singing of favorite carols.


Communication Studies Presents:
Skype with Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer, formerly of the Dresden Dolls, will be leading a class session via Skype on Monday, November 26 at 1 p.m. in Bogue 017 on using media to your advantage.

Her recent campaign brought in $1,192,793 - She tours the world to nearly all sold-out shows - She continues to be one of the strongest users of new media to create a sustainable career path ... and she wants to share it with GMC!

Food, Energy & the Environment Film Series
Films will be shown every Tuesday through December at the Tiny Theatre on Main St. as part of the Food, Energy, and the Environment film series.

There is a $2 suggested donation for those who are not yet members of the Tiny Theatre.

This Tuesday, November 27 at 7 p.m., the Tiny Theatre will be showing the documentary: We Feed the World.

Learn more about We Feed the World here.

“Journey of the Universe,” an Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth, and Human Transformation
The Spirituality and Ecology class co-taught by prof. Natalie Coe and Shirley Oskamp invite you to the premier of Journey of the Universe, a documentary starting with the creation of the universe and bringing us up to our own existence--and what could lay ahead for our planet. The presentation will be Tuesday, November 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Gorge.

Using his skills as a masterful storyteller, Brian Thomas Swimme, co-author and narrator, connects such big picture issues as the birth of the cosmos 14 billion years ago to the invisible frontiers of the human genome. His engaging and thoughtful observations provoke reflections on the profound role humans play in the intricate web of life. After the premier of the movie, students of the class will share their personal thoughts on the journey they have taken during the semester, and there will be an open panel discussion on main points of the film. All members of the GMC community are invited to come and share with us.

Faculty Colloquium: John Van Hoesen
On Wednesday, November 28 at 12 p.m. in Terrace 124, prof. John Van Hoesen (geology, environmental studies) will give a presentation titled "Mummies, Flamingos, and Pinochet: A History of Resource Extraction in the Northern Atacama."

Holiday Craft Fair
GMC’s third annual Holiday Craft Fair will be taking place on December 7th from 11:30 to 1:30 in the Withey Hall Lobby, put on by the Staff Assembly and the Quality of Life Committee. Students, staff, and faculty will be selling a variety of craft goods in time for the holiday season. Anyone interested in being a vendor should contact Allison Cota ( to reserve a space.

Volunteer Opportunities at Killington
Killington Resort is looking for volunteers for two events happening this December. For any shifts volunteered, Killington will give you a lift ticket voucher transferable to any day during the 2012-13 ski season. All volunteers must complete an Express Liability Release Form prior to volunteering.

Killington is willing to tailor a volunteer position to your strengths and are flexible with shift times, etc. Call (802) 422-6806 or email at to sign up or for more information.

Rails 2 Riches
December 8
Lower Highline/K1 Lodge
8 a.m. – 6 p.m., times vary by position
Positions: registration assistance, runners, gate keepers, event set-up/teardown

K-Town Showdown #1 Rail Jam
December 22
Mouse Run Terrain Park
8 a.m. – 3 p.m., times vary by position
Positions: registration assistance, event runners, course starters, event set-up/teardown.

Winter Parking Ban
A friendly reminder from the village of Poultney to all auto owners: the winter parking ban is now in effect. To insure snow removal crews can clear the roads properly, the village traffic ordinances prohibit parking a vehicle unattended within the right-of-way of any street or highway in Poultney or in a public parking lot from November 1 to April 1 between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. (The Right-of -Way includes the traveled portion of the highway and the area between the curb up to and including the sidewalk or 25 feet from the centerline of those highways without a curb or sidewalk). Cars violating this ordinance may be towed—vehicle owners are responsible for towing and costs.

GMC NAC Player of the Week
GMC at AASHE Conference
Holiday Open House

Men's Basketball
11/27, 7 p.m. at Albany Pharmacy
11/30, 5:30 p.m. vs. Thomas
12/1, 3 p.m. vs. Me.-Farmington

Women's Basketball
11/27, 7 p.m. vs. Newbury
11/30, 7:30 p.m. vs. Thomas
12/1, 1 p.m. vs. Me.-Farmington


Classes Resume
8 a.m.,

Skype with Amanda Palmer
of Dresden Dolls

1 p.m.,
Bogue 017

Gentle Yoga
2 - 3 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Vinyasa Yoga
5:15 - 6:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Zazen Meditation
7 - 7:30 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

“Journey of the Universe”
6:30 p.m.,

Film Showing:
We Feed the World

7 p.m.,
Tiny Theatre

Faculty Colloquium:
John Van Hoesen

12 p.m.,
Terrace 124

12 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

Tap Dancing
1 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Vinyasa Yoga
5:15 - 6:30 p.m.,
Ackley Chapel

Shakti Tribal Dance -

6 - 7:15 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Shakti Tribal Dance -

7:30 - 9:15 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Tae Kwon Do
12 - 1 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Holiday Concert
7:30 p.m.,
Ackley Auditorium

President's Holiday Open House
7:30 p.m.,
Withey Lobby

Massasge Therapy
9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,
Wellness Center