Dream Big for Sustainability

Friday, February 3, 2012 - 09:00

The Five College Board of Directors is seeking proposals for sustainability initiatives from community members at Mount Holyoke and the other four colleges in the consortium as part of a new project, “Blue Sky Brain Storm: Envisioning Sustainability for the Five Colleges and Beyond.”

The directors have asked each college to arrange open meetings for faculty, students, and staff during the next month to explore incorporating sustainable practices into existing operations and initiating new projects and programs centered around sustainability. Ideas related to any aspect of life on the campuses are welcome, as well as any ideas for Five College cooperation and collaboration with communities in the local area.

Community members are invited to three meetings at Mount Holyoke: February 8 at 7 pm in Dwight 101; and February 8 and 14 at 12:15 pm in Dwight 201. In addition, community members can email proposals to Tim Farnham, director of the Miller Worley Center for the Environment, at tfarnham@mtholyoke.edu, or submit ideas directly to Five Colleges.

“So many members of the community have such great ideas for making the College and the valley more sustainable,” said Farnham. “We really want to start a conversation with this initiative and have it continue into the future.”