Welch tours Green Mountain College campus

POULTNEY Vermont U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) met with Green Mountain College President Paul Fonteyn and other College officials Tuesday, Oct. 15 to tour the Poultney campus. Irene Holak, a senior student who has a double major in economics and analysis and environmental studies, progressive program, participated in the tour and briefed the Welch on recent student sustainability initiatives. In March, Welch and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced a $1.5 million grant program to help GMC and several other Vermont colleges perform energy audits and improve efficiency of existing buildings. The group is standing in front of a new window recently installed in the first floor of Cree Hall; the college plans to eventually replace all windows in the residence halls.

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