Educating a new generation of environmental scientists, advocates and leaders.

Core Programs

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Student Opportunities

The Miller Worley Center grants support to faculty and students to pursue environmentally-focused research. Students have their pick of high quality summer internships developed exclusively for MHC.

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Sustainability

The College is committed to advancing its core education and research to impact leadership in local and global sustainability and to foster a culture of sustainability on campus.

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Campus Living Laboratory

Using both the natural and built campus landscape, the campus living laboratory offers students the opportunity to obtain multi-disciplinary hands-on undergraduate research experience in fields such as environmental monitoring, history and sustainability.

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Mount Holyoke seeks carbon neutrality by 2037

The Board of Trustees announces that Mount Holyoke College has set the goal of being carbon neutral by the College’s bicentennial, 2037.
Tina Le ’18 was drawn to the “magnificent camellias” in the Botanic Garden for her research.

Plant research: It’s in her genes

Using the College’s living lab, Tina Le ’18 developed her own independent study and gained hands-on research experience in the field of plant genetics.
Fossils and flowers: While studying ammonite fossils in England, Whitney Lapic ’18 had occasion to give Queen Elizabeth II flowers in Sandringham.

From marbles to mollusks

Marbles champ Whitney Lapic ’18 came to Mount Holyoke and found mollusk fossils, international paleontology fieldwork and a passion for research.

Our Mission

The Leslie Miller and Richard Worley Center for the Environment prepares students to think critically, creatively, and globally — to tackle the environmental challenges of the 21st century.

The Center advances a culture of sustainability on campus and beyond as a legacy for future generations.

It builds connections between our campus — a world-class liberal arts college on an exceptional landscape in the heart of western Massachusetts — and learning opportunities around the globe.