Reduce Your Footprint

The College is actively working to reduce our footprint in a number of areas including: energy and climate change, waste reduction and recycling, green building, responsible land management, water conservation, and hazardous materials management.

What can you do?

Reduce Your Waste

Small room-sized recycling bins are available in the basement of every residence hall for students to take to their rooms. Larger, centrally-located recycling bins are located on each floor within the residence halls and in all academic and administrative buildings.

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Waste Reduction & Recycling

Learn the what, why and how of the Mount Holyoke recycling program.
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Recycling FAQ for New Students

Wondering what to do with those move-in boxes? Find the answers to general questions about how recycling works at Mount Holyoke.
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Reduce Waste Where You Eat

Tips for reducing the amount of waste produced during and after meals.

Save Water and Energy

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Shrink Your Water Footprint

Get tips and guidelines to help conserve water while living and working on campus. Learn how water is supplied to Mount Holyoke.

Save Energy

Learn how to save energy in the residence halls, in the laundry room, around campus and getting around.