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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Two parallel images show a woman dancing with their right arm extended. Left: Terre Vandale ’02 about 2001, in a white tank top with yellow beech leaves behind her. Right: Ali Griffin ’20, in a blue Mount Holyoke sweatshirt, in the woods, 2018.

Connecting with the environment through dance

Visiting artist Terre Vandale ’02 uses the Campus Living Laboratory as her classroom to teach her dance students about place, movement and the environment.
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Feeding a passion for food justice

Julia Talamo ’21 finds opportunity and support at Mount Holyoke as she combines her interests in the environment, racial inequity and food justice.
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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.
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Posse Scholar gets a conservation scholarship

Mount Holyoke students wins Prestigious Doris Duke Conservation Scholarship.
The dining options at Mount Holyoke College, including the Dining Commons (pictured), are Green Restaurant certified.

Mount Holyoke’s dining is now green

The dining options at Mount Holyoke College are now Green Restaurant certified.
Nearly 1,500 solar panels will be installed on the roof of Kendall, generating enough power to serve the equivalent of approximately 66 households annually.

Mount Holyoke lights up the town

Mount Holyoke College is working with the South Hadley Electric Light Department to install solar panels on the roof of the Kendall Complex.

Our Mission

The Leslie Miller and Richard Worley Center for the Environment strives...

To prepare students to think critically, creatively and globally — to tackle the world’s most complex issues as environmental leaders.

To advance a culture of sustainability on campus and beyond as a legacy for future generations.

To build 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.

To promote an inclusive, just, equitable and bias-free campus and society in all our programs.

To be an ally in creating a campus that is inclusive, pluralistic and free of discrimination.