Founded in 1834, GMC is a residential college with 850 students. A century ago, wood from local forests was the main source of fuel to heat the campus buildings, and the college farm supplied the dining hall with produce. Today the College has returned to this more sustainable way of doing business. It is constructing a biomass plant that will burn locally harvested wood chips for heat and electricity, and its farm, which provides produce for the College’s cafeteria and the local community, is nationally recognized as a model of organic farming methods. Through improving energy efficiency and converting to biomass fuel, GMC will reduce its carbon footprint by more than 50% within four years and achieve climate neutrality by 2011.