Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 73.16
Liaison Ryan Ihrke
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Green Mountain College
Tier2-4: Themed Housing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Chris Marquart
Director of Residence Life
Residence Life
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Does the institution have sustainability-themed housing (residential floor or hall, or theme house) where residents learn about sustainability together and to which residents must apply?:
Yes

A brief description of the themed housing:

Green Mountain College has many specialty floors, one of which is directly related to sustainable living practices.

The Sustainable Living Floor’s mission is to promote campus sustainability as individuals and as a community. The members of the floor do this by eating locally, saving resources, composting their own food waste, and creating a model for the dorm community.

The Sustainable Living Floor is a living place where seven students live as a co-ed community with each student making personal efforts towards sustainability in their everyday lives. This community eats and shares meals together. Each member of the floor is assigned one night a week to cook dinner. An important aim of the Sustainable Living Floor is to eat local food whenever possible, and to share food with one another. The floor sponsors one campus wide potluck every year with local, vegetarian and vegan options.

There is an application process to gain residency on the Sustainable Living Floor. Each current member of the floor gets one vote for each open room. Only one vote is allowed per applicant. Voting works on a ballot system. The president of the floor is elected democratically at the beginning of the semester. Elections take place when the previous president is no longer a member of the floor.


The website URL where information about the themed housing is available:

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