Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Sustainability Resources

Transportation Alternatives


The Monterey Peninsula has a large network of bike paths and bike lanes that make much of the area bike accessible. The Institute provides bike racks in many locations on campus in order to facilitate commuting by bike.

Public Transit

Monterey-Salinas Transit (MST) provides bus service to the Monterey Peninsula area and beyond. Some students choose to take advantage of this service. The transit company offers many types of passes in order to reward frequent users.

Event Planning Guides

The Green Event Guide was created by students in order to provide the Institute community recommendations on how to reduce the impacts of events held on campus and suggests ways to reduce the amount of waste generated, and energy used.

In addition, MIIS policy ensures that at least 50% of all food items should be plant-based for all receptions, services, and other MIIS events. The Green Event Guide recommends that food be locally grown, organic, and minimally processed (again to promote more efficient resource use), whenever possible.

Additional Environmental Guides

Word IconThe Sustainability Guide was created by students in the Environmental Task Force. The guide contains advice on how to decrease ones eco-footprint as well as information on stores where you can find “green” products or restaurants that offer sustainable options in the Monterey Bay area. It is continually updated in order to provide the best information available.

PDF IconThe Green Consumer Guide was created by students as a tool for fellow students and community members. It addresses many of the topics found in the Sustainability Guide as well as issues such as diet, transportation and green holidays.

The Greening Your Classroom Guide offers tips and classroom management strategies to help faculty conserve resources and model pro-sustainability teaching practices.


Please contact sustainablecampus@miis.edu with any questions, concerns, or for more information on sustainability issues at MIIS.