MHC's Environmental Commitment

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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

Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson will speak about climate change on Saturday, March 9 in Mount Holyoke’s Chapin Auditorium.

February 20, 2013 - 1:00pm
Switch off the lights. Unplug your laptop. Use the stairs. For the next three weeks, the War of the Watts challenges students to reduce electricity use in their residence halls.
February 11, 2013 - 10:30am
Sandy Rosenthal ’79 will speak about her experience as the founder and director of the environmental organization on Thursday, February 14.
February 5, 2013 - 9:22am
The Miller Worley Center for the Environment has new summer internship opportunities, in locations from Springfield to South Africa, for students interested in all things green.
January 24, 2013 - 1:43pm

Robin Mann ’73, past president of the Sierra Club, says environmentalists need to spread the message that eco-friendly business practices create economic progress. 

October 26, 2012 - 11:30am

As part of Sustainability Week, MHC community members will gather in the Blanchard Campus Center tonight to showcase the College’s eco-friendly programs and initiatives.

October 24, 2012 - 12:00pm
Zipcar has come to MHC this fall for all faculty, staff, and students age 18 and over, offering the campus community a new car-sharing opportunity.
October 19, 2012 - 10:49am
Professor of Environmental Studies Lauret Savoy, who will give a keynote address at Skidmore College on September 27, is featured in the Saratogian.
September 25, 2012 - 1:04pm

Five MHC students attended Rio+20 in June, seeing firsthand the struggle of world leaders to find a balance between economic growth and environmental protection.

August 16, 2012 - 9:45am
Hannah Blackmer ’12 and Dana Rubin ’12 spoke on WCAX Channel 3 news about their plan to tour the country in a grease-fuelled car looking for examples of homemade power.
June 28, 2012 - 4:37pm

Video: This spring, visiting lecturer Stephanie Brown led a new architectural studies course that required students to redesign South Hadley’s landfill and recycling center.

May 9, 2012 - 3:30pm

MHC graduate Stacey Funston ’11 recently undertook a project of her own design to restore a public pathway in Holyoke known as "the dingle."

May 5, 2012 - 7:15pm founder Sandy Rosenthal '79 examines the myth that conservationists stymied the Army Corps' efforts to construct barriers to prevent flooding in New Orleans.
May 4, 2012 - 1:30pm

For Hannah Blackmer ’12 and Dana Rubin ’12, next month's graduation doesn’t mean applying for jobs or looking for internships.

April 24, 2012 - 10:45am