July 15th, 2013 by Kelsey Eaton
For the second year in a row, Vermont Woods Studios will be supporting Middlebury College’s Solar Decathlon team with a donation. This year, the donation is a new cherry table. The solar decathlon is run by the US Department of Energy, and it challenges 20 different teams of college students to create solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive.
The Middlebury College team, from Middlebury Vermont, is passionate about many of the same things that we are– Sustainability being one of them. The Middlebury team believes that “sustainability must first be addressed by the individual and at home. Our houses – the places we inhabit – are our most influential environments. We grow up in them, retreat to them, and spend more time in them than in any other place.” For us, this really rings true. We too believe that change begins in the home, and that it is important to be mindful about where the resources that we furnish and build our homes come from.