News 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. Greening projects enhance labs and facilities Through the Mass. College Green Initiative, Mount Holyoke is poised to save more than $580,000 with energy-efficiency projects in five campus buildings. This MHC alum has a blueprint for success Through its engineering and sustainability programs, Mount Holyoke has given Farah Rawas ’17 the resources she needs to help her community in Beirut. 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. Giving students an engaged global education This year’s Global Challenges Conference focuses on changing global–local inequalities and features keynote speaker Diana Wells of Ashoka. From passion to action, locally and globally Shannon Seigal ’19 has combined her interests in environmental sustainability and social justice and taken advantage of every opportunity. 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. 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. Pole to Pole: A career in climate science Hooked on science after an unintended geology class in her first semester at Mount Holyoke, Heidi Roop ’07 has traveled the world as a climate scientist. Here comes the sun An art installation by Mount Holyoke’s Naomi Darling that closes Nov. 8 challenges the public to engage with the sun in a meaningful way. The transformative alumnae–student bond An environmental studies student at Mount Holyoke and an alumna working for the World Wide Fund for Nature make a life-changing connection. Professor helping restore local cranberry bog Kate Ballantine’s research on environmental revival and ecosystems at a former cranberry bog in Plymouth investigates the effects of climate change. 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. A health checkup for the Connecticut River Thanks to an alumna and College funding, two MHC students are spending the summer identifying aquatic plants to help assess the Connecticut River’s health. The future is Fulbright at Mount Holyoke Mount Holyoke College students swept up seven Fulbrights this year, along with two Davis Projects for Peace grants and two critical language study awards. Mount Holyoke’s dining is now green The dining options at Mount Holyoke College are now Green Restaurant certified. 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.