MHC's Environmental Commitment

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The spring “Shrink Your Water Footprint” campaign aims to reduce shower times to five minutes or less and encourage other water-saving practices in residence halls.

March 26, 2009 - 12:00pm

UMass archaeologists Tim Binzen and Tim Barker will give a lecture titled “God Almighty Couldn’t Sweep it Away: Lore and Legacy of the Holyoke Dam and South Hadley Canal."

March 20, 2009 - 3:30pm
Katey Walter '98, a rising star in aquatic ecology, discusses her ominous research on climate change in a February 20 story and video in the Los Angeles Times.
February 20, 2009 - 12:00pm
MHC’s Community-Based Learning Program hosts a series of panel discussions with representatives from local nonprofit organizations.
February 12, 2009 - 1:53pm

Mount Holyoke’s new residence hall has received Gold LEED Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its environmentally friendly design. 

February 12, 2009 - 1:45pm
Mount Holyoke students and the Center for the Environment get praise for their outreach efforts in the Northeast Organic Farm Association’s recent newsletter.
February 3, 2009 - 12:00pm

Many wouldn’t think of a farm as a hot spot for an internship. But that’s exactly where environmental studies major Page May ’10 spent this past summer.

February 3, 2009 - 10:15am
Let Rene Davis take you on a video tour on the New Residence Hall. Located on the southeast corner of campus, the “green” dorm houses 176 students from all classes.
February 2, 2009 - 12:00pm

The environmental studies prof is back in the classroom after a sabbatical. During her leave she delved into her interests in identity and sense of place, writing for various literary journals.

January 30, 2009 - 3:30pm

As part of the National Teach-In on Global Warming, MHC will sponsor two events focused on local, regional, and national solutions to global climate change on February 3 and 4.

January 22, 2009 - 3:00pm

Students from the Environmental Studies Senior Seminar will exhibit sustainability initiatives at Bikes, Vampires, and the Sun: Investigation of Sustainability Initiatives on the MHC Campus.

December 3, 2008 - 11:30am

She won't graduate from Mount Holyoke for another several months, but Beth Lariviere FP '09 already has her first publication listings for her future CV.

November 20, 2008 - 3:00pm
Award-winning writer and naturalist Terry Tempest Williams spoke at Mount Holyoke about her new book, Finding Beauty in a Broken World, on Tuesday, October 21. Listen to the audio.
October 22, 2008 - 3:56pm

Students joined MHC's Green Partners to celebrate "Lick It Green," a fall event that exposes students to environmental stewardship departments and activities on campus.

October 9, 2008 - 9:45am

Geographer Carolyn Finney delivered a lecture titled "What's Race Got to Do with It?: Climate Change, Privilege, and Consciousness." Listen to the audio.

September 10, 2008 - 4:15pm
Listen to professor of geology and environmental studies Lauret Savoy discuss "The Future of Environmental Essay" in a podcast in the latest issue of
May 12, 2008 - 12:00pm