The Mount Holyoke Campus seen from above, with Lower Lake in the foreground and rolling hills in the background

Geothermal Project

Our commitment to carbon neutrality

Taking action on climate change is critical to our success as a College and as responsible members of a global community. Initiating the Geothermal project signifies our commitment to our campus carbon neutrality promise. We are pursuing this goal by our bicentennial through a strategy of investing in energy efficiency, promoting energy conservation, retrofitting historic buildings and transitioning to efficient heating and cooling technologies which demand less energy to operate. The biggest driver to this success is the implementation of the geothermal project to transition our campus heating and cooling.