MHC's Environmental Commitment

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Seal of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges

The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges includes Mount Holyoke, based on our environmental policies, practices, and academic offerings.

April 17, 2014 - 3:00pm
President Lynn Pasquerella

President Lynn Pasquerella and Daphne Chang ’16 participated in an April 3–4 conference on the “intentionally designed endowment.”

April 10, 2014 - 10:15am
Jens Christiansen, professor of economics

Economics professor Jens Christiansen, at a recent anti-fracking rally in Springfield, was interviewed by Channels 22 and 40.

March 28, 2014 - 3:30pm

Last month Countdown author Alan Weisman discussed the need to slow population growth and the dangers of ignoring this pressing global problem.

December 4, 2013 - 12:45pm
Countdown author Alan Weisman

Alan Weisman, author of Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?, speaks November 21 on how to rebalance our world and its population.

October 28, 2013 - 11:15am
Frances Moore Lappé

Author-activist Frances Moore Lappé argues that the root of global problems lies in faulty thinking. Real solutions require an “ecomind.”

October 21, 2013 - 2:45pm
Marijke Schouten

Marijke Schouten ’15 turned a summer internship into an opportunity to work from home and still contribute to a report for the IMF and the World Bank.

September 27, 2013 - 3:30pm
Harvest Festival

Celebrating a gift from the class of 2007, the Miller Worley Center will host its seventh annual harvest festival in the student garden September 25.

September 20, 2013 - 5:30pm

McCulloch Center Global Scholar in Residence, physicist Olga Speranskaya, will speak on "A Toxic-Free Future" on October 8 as part of her weeklong visit.

September 18, 2013 - 11:45am

Chair of Environmental Studies Lauret Savoy has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the National Parks Conservation Association.

September 11, 2013 - 2:45pm

Biologist and author Judy Helgen ’60 speaks on environmental protection and the “mystery of the deformed frogs” on September 18.

August 29, 2013 - 1:30pm
MHC President Lynn Pasquerella

In a WGBH/Boston Public Radio news piece on fossil fuel divestiture, President Lynn Pasquerella says college leaders are discussing "questions at the center of sustainability."

June 3, 2013 - 11:30am
Mount Holyoke will celebrate its popular annual spring festival, Pangy Day, with fun, music, games, and a community picnic on Friday, April 26.
April 19, 2013 - 4:55pm
Entrepreneur and author Judy Wicks will discuss her new book, Good Morning Beautiful Business, Wednesday, April 17, at 7 pm in the Art Building’s Gamble Auditorium.
April 9, 2013 - 1:04pm

Video: In a talk at Mount Holyoke, former President of Ireland Mary Robinson describes climate change as a human rights issue, impacting millions of poor around the world.

March 15, 2013 - 5:00pm

Video: Becca Neubardt '13 leads a campus chapter working to eliminate bottled water in the Think Outside the Bottle campaign.

March 12, 2013 - 10:30am